Y2Y + National Museum of Wildlife Art: Interactive art show with sculptor George Bumann - Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative


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Y2Y + National Museum of Wildlife Art: Interactive art show with sculptor George Bumann

April 20, 2023 at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

An evening of canines, cake pops and conservation

Have you ever wondered how wildlife artists get inspired? How does their artistic journey with wildlife and nature begin? How do they weave a story into the art they are creating?

Now is your chance to experience an artistic journey that follows the story of one of Yellowstone’s most famous wolves.

On April 20, professional sculptor George Bumann will lead a live, interactive sculpture demonstration at the National Museum of Wildlife Art.

Watch as your input gets woven into an evolving sculpture — right before your eyes. Get a glimpse of the artist’s process. Learn how our personal experiences with wild landscapes and the power of art connects us deeply to the places we love; and how we can work together to protect them.

Scott Brennan, Y2Y’s senior director of conservation programs, will also share how art can open the conversation that leads to conservation.

This event is free and registration is not required. Doors will open at 5 p.m. MT and attendees can enjoy a cash bar and free cake pops. The interactive show will begin promptly at 5:30 p.m.

The King Gallery will be open for the duration of the event, and attendees are encouraged to explore the current exhibition, For the Love of Canines.

About the artist

George Bumann (rhymes with ‘human’) is a professional sculptor living with his wife, young son, and black Labrador Hobbes, at Yellowstone Park’s northern entrance in Gardiner, Montana. A life-long observer of nature, Bumann holds both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in wildlife ecology and has worked in the fields of wildlife research, taxidermy, back-country guiding, environmental consulting and has taught art and natural history programs for youth, adult, and university audiences for over three decades.

Bumann’s work can be found in collections and exhibits throughout the United States and around the globe. His sculptures reside in the permanent collections of the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, the Brinton Museum in Big Horn, Wyoming, the Booth Museum of Western Art in Cartersville, GA, and the C.M. Russell Museum in Great Falls, Montana. George’s art and educational outreach have been featured in publications such as the Salt Lake City Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Sacramento Bee, and on television, radio, and online through the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), Travel Channel, Discovery Channel, and Tedx Bozeman.

He is currently writing a book on the topic of animal language with Greystone Press.

Event Location

National Museum of Wildlife Art
2820 Rungius Rd
Jackson, WY 83001