Wyoming Arts Council

NMWA gets designation as national museum

From a May 9 National Museum of Wildlife Art press release:

President George W. Bush signed a bill today that recognizes the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole as the National Museum of Wildlife Art of the United States. The bill reaffirms the NMWA’s position as the world’s premier Museum featuring wildlife art and underscores its responsibility to “inspire global recognition of fine art related to nature and
wildlife,” as stated in the measure.

Senator Michael Enzi and the late Senator Craig Thomas led the effort to recognize the Museum in the Senate, which passed the measure on April 10. “The National Museum of Wildlife Art is a one-of-a-kind national treasure in both celebrating the arts and the beauty of our country’s
wildlife,” said Enzi.

Senator John Barrasso was also instrumental in securing the designation. “I’m pleased the Wildlife Art museum has received the recognition it so richly deserves. The Senate has gone on record as recognizing the museum as one of the nation’s most preeminent treasures,” Barrasso said.

“We are grateful to Senators Enzi, Thomas, and Barrasso and Representative Cubin for their work on the resolution, and to Trustee Maggie Scarlett for her dedication to the national status of the Museum,” said James C. McNutt, Ph.D., NMWA President and CEO. “This designation is a signal honor for the Museum, and improves our opportunities to connect nationally with the many organizations and individuals who are passionate about fine art and bringing people, art, and wildlife together.”

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