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Levi Fisher Ames: Animals Wild and Tame

Jan. 2, 2013 - Feb. 24, 2013

In the years following the Civil War, Levi Fisher Ames created a shadow-box menagerie of over 600 animal carvings that interwove zoology, history and folklore. This exhibition offers viewers a selection of the self-taught artist’s works -- known in Ames’ day as “The Grand Museum of Art and Natural History, Whittled Out of Wood” -- drawn from the John Michael Kohler Arts Center’s collection.

John Michael Kohler Arts Center
608 New York Ave.
Sheboygan, WI 53082
920-458-6144
http://www.jmkac.org/
Venue Description:
One of the area's finest art museums and, sadly, a fairly well-kept secret. The museum features cutting-edge exhibitions in an airy, post-modern building and a century-old mansion in downtown Sheboygan. An ambitious performance schedule keeps things lively. ARTCafe serves beverages and exceptional sandwiches.
John Michael Kohler Arts Center
http://www.jmkac.org