june, 2021

18jun(jun 18)10:00 am19jan(jan 19)5:00 pmField Notes | Walter Matia

Walter Maria; Rewards of First Light

Event Details

The National Sporting Library & Museum is excited to announce an indoor/outdoor bronze sculpture exhibition, Field Notes | Walter Matia, by contemporary artist Walter Matia. His study of biology, early work as a taxidermist, successful career as a conservationist, and life-long drive to observe nature as a hunter-naturalist, inform his sculptures of wild and domesticated animals and bring them to life.

Seven large-scale works of wild turkeys, a pointer, a Peregrine Falcon, Mourning Doves, Blue-winged Teal Ducks, Whooping Cranes, and a Great Blue Heron greet visitors throughout the NSLM’s grounds. Two interior galleries feature sculptures, bas reliefs, and a fire screen depicting a variety of sporting dogs and hounds, bison, and wild- and waterfowl. Several of the works in the exhibition serve as a reminder of threatened species in need of protection.

Field Notes | Walter Matia is generously underwritten by Susan and John Mullin. The exhibition will be on display throughout the summer and fall, closing on January 9, 2022. The campus is free and open to the public. Museum tickets are available for purchase Thursday–Saturday. Members will have free admission. Masks are required indoors at all times. Look for expanded visitation throughout the summer months at www.NationalSporting.org.

Walter Matia (American, b. 1953), Rewards of First Light, 2012, bronze, 46 x 56 x 17 inches, Collection of Mr. & Mrs. John Mullin.



June 18 (Friday) 10:00 am - January 19 (Wednesday) 5:00 pm