The Southern Ute Museum will host "Living with Wolves," a photographic exhibit on display through November, with additional support of the Rocky Mountain Wolf Project.
This exhibit, which also is supported by National Geographic, offers visitors a rare glimpse inside the lives of wolves featured on 19 large-scale photographs accompanied with 14 text panels.
For more than 20 years, Living with Wolves founders Jim and Jamie Dutcher have focused their lives on the study and documentation of wolf behavior. As two of America's most knowledgeable experts on wolves, they are devoted to understanding of the species.
The museum is supporting the efforts of the Rocky Mountain Wolf Project and the Living with Wolves organization to engage the public in education, outreach and research to promote truth and understanding about wolves, "while encouraging coexistence and inspiring people to take action to protect them," according to a press release from the museum. The project includes individuals and organizations, from biologists to Colorado landowners to conservationists, dedicated to returning wolves to Colorado.
More information about the coalition is at www.rockymountainwolfproject.org
Living with Wolves opens on Monday, Aug. 13 and runs through Nov. 30 in the museum's second-level Welcome Gallery.
Ambassador Wolves from WolfWood Refuge in Ignacio will be at the exhibit's opening reception at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 16.
The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is located at 503 Ouray Drive in Ignacio. More about the museum is at www.southernutemuseum.org