National Museum of Wildlife Art

Jackson Hole, WY



Desert Tracks: Wildlife Art of the American Southwest


On January 19, 2001, the National Museum of Wildlife Art will open "Desert Tracks: Wildlife Art of the American Southwest." This exhibition will be the first in a series showcasing wildlife from various regions of the world.

Desert Tracks focuses on depictions of wildlife of the southwestern region of the United States. Subjects include jackrabbits, bobcats, coyotes, rattle snakes, roadrunners, buzzards, whitetail deer and other southwestern wildlife. Organized by the NMWA, the exhibition of 40 artworks will include paintings, sculpture, lithographs and photographs, both selected from the NMWA's permanent collection and on loan from private collections and museums such as the Dallas Museum of Art, the Texas Memorial Museum, and the San Antonio Museum of Art. (left: Robert Kuhn, Run Rabbit, Run)

Desert Tracks will include works by well-known wildlife artists and will introduce the work of artists who depict animals of the American southwest but who are not usually identified as wildlife artists. Artists of the past represented in the exhibition will include such well known names as John James Audubon, Frank Tenney Johnson, William Herbert "Buck" Dunton, Ernest Martin Hennings, Alexandre Hogue, John Ford Clymer and Georgia O'Keeffe. Contemporary artists will include, among others, Bob Kuhn, John Nieto, Ken Carlson, Steve Kestrel and David Everett.

This exhibition has been generously sponsored by Jayne and Dick Johnston and Gloria and Bill Newton.

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For further biographical information on selected artists cited above please see America's Distinguished Artists, a national registry of historic artists.

This page was originally published in Resource Library Magazine. Please see Resource Library's Overview section for more information. rev. 4/6/11

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