Art and the Animal

The Society of Animal Artists has been busy, and the group’s efforts have migrated to the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History in Norman for a spectacular exhibition. Art and the Animal is a traveling exhibit of more than 100 pieces of the best animal-subject artwork around. The exhibit is the 50th annual for the society, which was founded in 1960 and includes a membership of wildlife painter and sculptors from the U.S., Canada, Europe, Africa, Japan and Australia. This collection, which depicts wild animals in striking detail at rest and in action, premiered in September at the San Diego Natural History Museum. The 2011 show will premiere shortly after Art and the Animal closes in Norman, Sept. 5. While it’s safe to say that there is plenty of time to view the works, the exhibit – much like its subjects – is elusive. Don’t let this one get away. For more go to www.snomnh.ou.edu online.

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