Today's Hours
Museum: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Gardens: 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Today's Hours
Museum: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Gardens: 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Full Deck
Full Deck
In 1991, renowned wildlife artist Nancy Howe became the first female honored by the U.S. Department of the Interior's Federal Duck Stamp Program for her painting of a pair of king eider ducks exploring the sub-arctic tundra. Originally from New Jersey, Howe attended the prestigious Middlebury College, but rejected its art departments embrace of the post-modernist orthodoxy of abstract expressionism in favor of wildlife painting in a neo-realist mode. Her success in this field has led to a number of awards, including the American National Award of Excellence in the 12th annual exhibition of the Oil Painters of America in 2003.