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A LIFE IN THE WILD is an exhibition containing 40 of Mangelsen’s most resonant images—images that take viewers on a journey into the haunts of iconic species whose struggles for survival are metaphorical fulcrums for reflection in the 21st century.

Every single image in Mangelsen’s portfolio has been taken in the wild under natural conditions; the result of him waiting for the “picture perfect moment” across decades and often in hostile conditions. Such a body of work can only be achieved by having a heightened sense of animal behavior, an uncanny feel for being able to read changing atmospherics in the environment, and patience.

At a time when digital technology is, notoriously, reprogramming its users to have shorter attention spans, A LIFE IN THE WILD stands as a testament to the rewards that can come to people who slow down their lives and wait for nature’s revelations to happen.

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September 1, 2018 – January 6, 2019
The Durham Museum

801 South 10th Street, Omaha, NE |

October 20, 2018 – May 5, 2019
National Museum of Wildlife Art

2820 Rungius Road, Jackson, WY |

February 16 – June 2, 2019
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
| Chicago Academy of Sciences
2430 North Cannon Drive, Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL |

A presentation by Thomas D. Mangelsen and reception are scheduled
for the evening of March 19, 2019.

June 7 – September 8, 2019
Dane G. Hansen Memorial Museum

110 West Main, Logan, KS |

June 19 – September 10, 2019
Detroit Zoo
8450 W. 10 Mile Rd., Royal Oak, MI |

September 21 – December 29, 2019
Sternberg Museum of Natural History
| Fort Hays State University
3000 Sternberg Drive, Hays, KS |

October 1 – December 20, 2019
The Evelyn Burrow Museum | Wallace State Community College
801 Main Street NW, Hanceville, AL |

January 17 – March 15, 2020
The Stamford Museum & Nature Center
39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT |

January 15, 2020 – January 3, 2021
COSI (Center for Science and Industry)

333 West Broad Street, Columbus, OH |

April 4 – June 28, 2020
Peoria Riverfront Museum
222 SW Washington Street, Peoria, IL |

July 15 – August 15, 2020
Roger Tory Peterson Institute
During Chautauqua Institution 2020 Summer Season
311 Curtis Street, Jamestown, NY | /

September 1, 2020 – January 31, 2021
Museum of the Rockies
600 W Kagy Blvd, Bozeman, MT |

February 1 – April 30, 2021
Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum

705 Kinderkamack Road, Oradell, NJ
(Greater New York Metropolitan Area) |

May 14 – August 7, 2022
Buffalo Bill Center of the West

720 Sheridan Avenue, Cody, WY |

May 15, 2021 – September 5, 2021
North Carolina Arboretum

100 Fredrick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville, NC |

To schedule A LIFE IN THE WILD, or further information, contact:
David J. Wagner, Ph.D., Curator/Tour Director
414.221.6878 | |

2018 © David J. Wagner, L.L.C.
Member American Alliance of Museums and International Council of Museums

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When Virtual Reality is No Match for A True Life in the Wild:
The Amazing “All Natural” Photographs of Thomas D. Mangelsen

In this age of superior environmental awareness, when mass media and virtual reality are ostensibly supposed to make us smarter in our knowledge of the natural world, consider this paradox: One of the most famous and widely-circulated wildlife photographs ever made is an image that most members of the Millennial generation probably assume is a product of digital manipulation…Read the full story.

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