BEARS! ICONS OF THE WILD
A Traveling Exhibit by Jenny E. Ross
The traveling photographic exhibition BEARS! Icons of the Wild premiered in April 2004. It features 52 large framed photographs, accompanied by more than 100 mounted panels with informative and engaging text, graphics, and additional photographs. Jenny E. Ross was commissioned to create the exhibit, and she formulated its scope and substance, created all of the photographs needed, and prepared the accompanying text and graphics with input from numerous scientific authorities on the various topics covered.
The goal of the exhibition is to educate a broad cross-section of the general public about the biology, ecology, behavior, conservation, and management of the world's eight species of bears. Using compelling fine art photographs to illustrate and dramatize its educational content, the exhibit has been designed to appeal to a wide audience, and is informative for laypersons of all ages, as well as individuals who are more scientifically knowledgeable. It is anticipated that the exhibition will inspire widespread interest in bear biology and behavior, bear conservation, human-bear interactions, and the art of wildlife photography, and will make a valuable contribution to public education regarding these issues. BEARS! Icons of the Wild has been acclaimed as the finest collection of bear photographs, and the best presentation of scientifically accurate and readily understandable information about bears, ever displayed.
BEARS! Icons of the Wild is available for display at venues throughout the United States and Canada on a rental basis. (Display at other locations internationally is also possible; please inquire concerning the applicable rental requirements.) Appropriate venues include art museums, natural history museums, science centers, zoological institutions, and other relevant locations with high-quality public exhibition space.
The public response to BEARS! Icons of the Wild has been extremely enthusiastic. More than 650,000 people have viewed the exhibition since it premiered in April 2004. Display venues have included the Anchorage Museum of History & Art, the California Exposition, the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Lindsay Wildlife Museum, and the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History.
For more detailed information regarding rental of the exhibition, please contact:
|Jenny E. Ross Photography
|P.O. Box 10037
|Truckee, CA 96162