SM&NC opens “Thomas D. Mangelsen – A Life In The Wild” exhibition with book signing with artist on January 16
Stamford, Conn. – Stamford Museum & Nature Center is pleased to present “Thomas D. Mangelsen – A Life In The Wild,” an exhibition featuring the work of prolific American nature photographer and conservationist, Thomas D. Mangelsen. The artist himself will join the public for the opening reception and a book signing held at the museum on Thursday, January 16 from 5 to 8 p.m.
The opening is free and open to the community; attendees are requested to RSVP at stamfordmuseum.org/Mangelsen. Thereafter, the exhibition will be on view in the Stamford Museum’s Bendel Galleries through March 15. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays.
Over more than 40 years spent traveling to the wildest corners of North America, Africa and beyond, Mangelsen has become legendary for a body of work that includes some of the most recognizable landscape and wildlife scenes ever photographed. Recently featured in an in-depth interview on CBS’s 60 Minutes, he has been praised by many as a spiritual descendant of Ansel Adams, Eliot Porter, and Edward Weston.
“Each image in Mangelsen’s portfolio has been taken in the wild under natural conditions; the result of waiting for the ‘picture perfect moment’ across decades, and often in hostile conditions,” said Jillian Casey, Curator of Collections & Exhibitions for the Stamford Museum & Nature Center. “Such a body of work can only be achieved by having a heightened sense of animal behavior, an uncanny ability to read the environment, and work with such patience.”
His subjects include the Arctic fox, American bison, bald eagle, Bengal tiger, black bear, bobcat, bohemian & cedar waxwings, brown bear, coyote, elephant, giraffe, great gray owl, grizzly bear, ground squirrel, kestrel, king penguin, leopard, lilac breasted roller, moose, mountain lion, polar bear, Sandhill crane, silverback mountain gorilla and zebra, in addition to a variety of landscapes, trees and flowers.
We’re delighted to host Tom Mangelsen at our Opening Reception and Book Signing on Thursday, January 16,” said Melissa H. Mulrooney, Executive Director & CEO of the SM&NC. “His perspective has keenly influenced how we see the natural world around us. It is our honor to bring his profoundly moving work to Stamford and the region for the winter.”
“Thomas D. Mangelsen – A Life In The Wild” is produced by David J. Wagner, LLC in partnership with Thomas D. Mangelsen, Inc.
Stamford Museum & Nature Center is located at 39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT (3/4 mile North of Merritt Parkway Exit 35.) For more information call 203.977.6521 or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org. Stamford Museum & Nature Center is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of art, the natural and agricultural sciences, and history. The Museum is a vital cultural and educational resource for the community, and a focal point for family activity and interaction, seeking to inspire creativity, foster self-discovery, and nurture an appreciation for lifelong learning through exhibitions, educational programs, and special events that enhance the visitor’s experience of our unique site.