Historically, the artistic leanings of the area began with the arrival of Thomas Moran in the late 1800’s. His paintings of the surrounding regions were used as evidence of the brilliance of Yellowstone Park when President Grant signed a law protecting it for future generations. It was the spectacular scenery that attracted Moran, of course, for no part of Wyoming was yet famed for its art culture.
These days, Jackson is the home to over thirty art galleries; some specializing in paintings, some in sculpture, some in mediums unique to the Western Rockies. It would literally take days to see them all, but you’d leave satisfied that you’ve seen a variety of galleries unique within such a small area. And, of course, you have the Teton Mountains as a backdrop that features a brilliant display of nature’s art at its finest.
Listed below is a partial list of galleries.
West Lives On:
Buffalo Trail Gallery:
Horizon Fine Art:
Mountain Trails Gallery:
Jackson Hole Art Association for all galleries and museums in Jackson Hole