Exhibit : Somos de Aquí: The Enduring Wildlife of Puerto Rico
National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson WY.
May 3rd - August 18, 2019
Somos de Aquí pays tribute to four of Puerto Rico’s iconic species of wildlife that have survived in the face of an economic collapse compounded by Hurricane Maria’s 2017 devastation. The compelling photographs, videos, and interviews in this exhibit tell the story of the Puerto Rican parrot, coquí frog, sea turtle, and the island’s only native mammal – the bat. The backdrop for this exploration is El Yunque National Forest, the only tropical rainforest in the United States National Forest System, and Mona Island, an ecological reserve known as the Galapagos of the Caribbean.
It was the first, fully bilingual exhibit in the state of Wyoming.
This exhibit is an extension of the National Museum of Wildlife Art’s greater initiative, supported by the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund and the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole, to connect to Jackson’s growing Latino population that includes a recent influx of 200 Puerto Ricans to Teton County.