THE NATURAL WORLD: PHOTOGRAPHS BY THOMAS D. MANGELSEN EXHIBITION AT THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WILDLIFE ART

Thomas D. Mangelsen Exhibition
at the National Museum of Wildlife Art
runs from October 1, 2009 – April 25, 2010

The Natural World chronicles award-winning photographer Thomas D. Mangelsen’s experiences in 10 of the world’s last great places through his panoramic photographs and excerpts from his journals. His journal entries take us on daily excursions through the jungles of India, across the plains of the Serengeti and among the icebergs of Antarctica.
This exhibition is a natural partnership for National Museum of Wildlife Art, as it directly addresses one of the Museum’s guiding principles, to investigate humanity’s relationship with nature. These images will appeal to art and photography lovers, scientists, school groups and visitors to the museum. The exhibition is drawn from Mangelsen’s most recent fine art book The Natural World.
From the introduction, “My hope is that we begin a new path, one of enlightenment, understanding, appreciation and tolerance for all living things.”



With an internationally acclaimed collection of over 5,000 cataloged items, the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, serves to enrich and inspire public appreciation of fine art, wildlife, and humanity’s relationship with nature. The stunning, award-winning, green building overlooks the 25,000-acre National Elk Refuge and is en route to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. There is a seamless connection between the Museum, its mission, subject matter, and wilderness location. The Greater Yellowstone Region is one of the few remaining areas of the United States where native wildlife still roams abundantly and free.
The Museum offers an exciting calendar of exhibitions from the permanent collection and changing exhibitions from around the globe. Museum visitors enjoy 14 distinctive galleries, Museum Shop, Rising Sage Café, Children’s Discovery Gallery, Library, and unique programming for all ages. A complete schedule of exhibitions, programming, and special events are online at WildlifeArt.org or call 800-313-9553.