'Art & the Animal' exhibit at NU State Museum Nov. 1-Dec. 31

Released on 10/24/2005, at 2:00 AM
Office of University Communications
University of Nebraska–Lincoln

WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2005, through Dec. 31, 2005

WHERE: University of Nebraska State Museum (Morrill Hall), 14th and U Streets

Lincoln, Neb., October 24th, 2005 —
JPEG of "Cape Crusaders"
JPEG of "Mergansers in Motion"
art will be exhibited at the University of Nebraska State Museum from Nov. 1 through Dec. 31.

The Society of Animal Artists' 44th annual "Art and the Animal" exhibit will feature 63 pieces, including paintings and sculptures, in the museum's Cooper Gallery in Morrill Hall, 14th and U streets on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln City Campus.

The society is a worldwide organization founded in 1960 and whose mission is to promote excellence in the portrayal of animals, domestic or wild, in art. The traveling exhibit is the flagship of the organization and its stop at the NU State Museum is the fifth of six in this year's tour to cultural, art and scientific institutions. The museum also hosted "Art and the Animal," in 1993 and 2001.

The art in the exhibit is available for purchase.

The NU State Museum is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sundays. It is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Admission is $4 for adults (19 years and over), $2 for children 5-18 years and free for children 4 years and younger. Family admission (up to two adults with children) is $8.

The links below are two paintings in the exhibit: "Cape Crusaders," acrylic, 20" x 48", by Dan Smith, Bozeman, Mont.; and "Mergansers in Motion," oil on linen, 18" x 30", by Jack Koonce, Hailey, Idaho.

CONTACT: Willo Stuart, Special Projects Coordinator, NU State Museum, (402) 472-3779