“Somos de aquí: The Enduring Wildlife of Puerto Rico” opened officially on May 5, 2019, at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson, Wyoming, and will be on view through August 18. This is the first fully-bilingual, large-scale art exhibition in Wyoming. It is a multimedia show featuring Puerto Rican parrots, coquí frogs, sea turtles, and bats. The exhibit is temporarily closed and is due to reopen in June.
Description: This exhibition pays tribute to four of Puerto Rico’s iconic native species of wildlife that have survived in the face of an economic collapse followed by Hurricane Maria’s 2017 devastation. The compelling photographs, videos, and interviews in this exhibit tell the story of the Puerto Rican parrot, coqui frog, sea turtle, and the island’s only native mammal – the bat. The backdrop for this exploration is El Yunque National Forest, the only tropical rainforest in the United States National Forest System, and Mona Island, an ecological reserve known as the Galapagos of the Caribbean.
This fully-bilingual multimedia exhibit, developed in partnership with guest curator and contributing artist Lina Collado García, also features life-sized rainforest trees, a soundscape, and art making for all ages!
Please check back here for opening confirmation, or call the Museum at 307 733-5771.
[Photo above: Puerto Rican Parrot by Alfredo Irrizary.]
For more information, see https://www.wildlifeart.org/exhibits/somos-de-aqui-enduring-wildlife-puerto-rico/