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   from the issue of October 27, 2005

Museum hosts 'Art and the Animal'

Works by many of the top wildlife and domestic animal artists will be exhibited at the University of Nebraska State Museum from Nov. 1 through Dec. 31.

Water buffalo stand alert in this Art and the Animal painting,
Water buffalo stand alert in this Art and the Animal painting, "Cape Crusaders," by Dan Smith of Bozeman, Mont. It is one of 63 pieces featured in the touring exhibit that opens Nov. 1 at Morrill Hall.

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.

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.

Art in the exhibit is available for purchase.

The museum is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1:30 to 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.



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