THE NATURAL WORLD: PHOTOGRAPHS BY THOMAS D. MANGELSEN EXHIBITION DRAWS RECORD CROWDS IN JACKSON HOLE, WY

Mangelsen Fills the House — Draws Record Crowds

Jackson Hole, Wyoming – The National Museum of Wildlife Art was filled to capacity for an opening reception of The Natural World: Photographs by Thomas D. Mangelsen. More than 418 people came to the Museum to view the exhibition and hear a presentation from the internationally renowned photographer.

Due to the overwhelming demand (many people had to be turned away), and thanks to Mangelsen’s generosity, he returned to the museum for an encore presentation on November 19 to speak to a second crowd of over 150 guests.

“The Museum is grateful to both Tom Mangelsen and the numerous sponsors for this exhibition,” said Jim McNutt, Museum President & CEO. “We look forward to hosting Tom again in the coming weeks. His panoramic photographs are stunning examples of some of the world’s wildest places.” Recently recognized as one of the 100 most important people in photography by American Photo magazine, Thomas D. Mangelsen’s photographs have appeared in publications including National Geographic, Audubon, National Wildlife, and Smithsonian. His awards include “Outstanding Nature Photographer of the Year” honors from the North American Nature Photographer Association and “Wildlife Photographer of the Year” from the BBC. The companion book to this exhibition, “The Natural World,” with a foreword by Jane Goodall, took top honors in the coffee table book category of the Benjamin Franklin Awards. The Natural World: Photographs by Thomas D. Mangelsen will be on exhibition at the National Museum of Wildlife Art through April 25, 2010. A member of Museums West and accredited by the American Association of Museums, the National Museum of Wildlife Art of the United States provides an exciting calendar of exhibitions from its permanent collection and changing exhibitions from around the globe and has been featured in media including the L.A. Times and The New York Times. A complete schedule of exhibitions and events are available online at www.WildlifeArt.org.