Museum of the Rockies (MOR) has two new exhibits, and they are a delight; photographer Thomas D. Mangelsen; A Life in the Wild, and Seven Masters: 20th-Century Japanese Woodblock Prints. Culturally rich, MOR brings ever-changing exhibits from around the world, focusing on art, history, photography, and its specialty, paleontology. A Smithsonian Affiliate, MOR, is recognized as one of the world’s finest research and history museums. The Taylor Planetarium has a state-of-the-art projection system that lends a real-world feel to experiencing our universe and earth.



Thomas D. Mangelsen: A Life in the Wild

Through December 31, 2020
Cost is included with admission.

Experience an exhibition containing many 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.

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.



Seven Masters: 20th-Century Japanese Woodblock Prints

October 3 – December 31, 2020
Cost is included with admission.

In the first half of the 20th century, a desire to revive the great Japanese tradition of woodblock prints and simultaneously capture the dynamic, modern life of Japan, gave rise to an art movement known as shin hanga, the new print.

This exhibit focuses on seven artists who played a significant role in the development of the new print, and whose works boldly exemplify this new movement.  The artists include Hashiguchi Goyō (1880-1921), Itō Shinsui (1898-1972), Yamakawa Shūhō (1898-1944), and Torii Kotondo (1900-1976); striking images of kabuki actors by Yamamura Kōka (Toyonari) (1886-1942) and Natori Shunsen (1886-1960); as well as the evocative landscapes of Kawase Hasui (1883-1957).



 

Exhibition Halls and Museum store are open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Taylor Planetarium will have multiple shows with limited seating available on a first-come, first-served basis. Masks are required, please adhere to social distancing.