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‘Old Baldface’ by Carl Rungius, drypoint on paper

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Wildlife museum celebrates Carl Rungius

Two exhibitions at The National Museum of Wildlife Art celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of the Carl Rungius, who is considered the greatest portrayer of North American big game animals, according to a press release from the museum.

“Rarely Seen Rungius” on display through Aug. 25 features art and archival materials from the museum’s collection of 645 cataloged Rungius items including fragile photographs, letters, artifacts and a rare display combination of 1935 grizzly bear painting “Old Baldface” along with a sketch and an engraving version of the image.

“Rungius Reunited” open through Oct. 13 offers the first display of eight large paintings Rungius painted for the New York Zoological Society together since 1994. The paintings hung together from the 1950s to 1994 at Jackson Lake Lodge in Grand Teton National Park before the Rockefeller family gifted them to the museum and Cody’s Buffalo Bill Center of the West.

Where: National Museum of Wildlife Art, 2820 Rungius Road, Jackson

Museum hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through October, closed Oct. 22 – Nov. 30 for renovations

Admission: $15, $13 for seniors, $6 for first child ages 5-18 and $2 for additional children, free for ages 4 and younger, museum members, Museums West & American Association of Museum members. Military discounts available for museum tickets on site and group rates are available at 307-732-5426.

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Star-Tribune reporter Elysia Conner covers arts, culture and the Casper community.

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