The Idaho Wildlife Museum, which is owned by the Idaho Character Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, features one of the largest collections of bronze wildlife sculptures in the world. The art collection includes life-size bronze sculptures, paintings, sandblasted glass wilderness art, original paintings by local artists, limited edition prints, and enlarged aluminum photography of Idaho’s vast magnificent ranges and wilderness. The IWM features 49 character qualities essential in business and life success, for the purpose of inspiring visitors to finish strong with integrity. The museum is a private collection viewed by appointment only. Group tours are available on a limited basis, and we look forward to receiving your application. Typical group tour costs are a suggested $10 per person donation to the Foundation.
With over 200 bronze wildlife sculpted by many local, national and international artists, this is truly a stunning exhibit. Sculptors include Lorenzo Ghiglieri, Laran Ghiglieri, Terry Lee, Jules Moigniez, Nicolai Liberich, Antoine Louis Barye, Burl Jones, Chris Navarro, Sam Terakadis, David Turner, Mike Curtis, Clark Bronson, Edward Hlavka, Roy Peratrovich, and others. Also featured is the Foundation’s Frederic Remington Collection, which is one of the nation’s few complete reproductions of all Remington’s 22 original-size western bronze sculptures.
Local artists are featured with their original oil paintings and limited edition wildlife and wilderness art, including Steven Shortridge, Peggy Thompson, Chester Fields, etc.
Glass Door Nature Scenes
The Museum showcases dozens of Idaho’s unique and spectacular wildlife and wilderness scenery in sandblasted glass scenes framed within the knotty alder doors. The artist, Samuel Pinkerton created each piece in his full production glass studio. His ideas are his own designs and he combines a variety of techniques into his work which is only available in private collections.
The Museum showcases Idaho’s unique and spectacular wilderness scenery in dozens of enlarged aluminum high gloss photographs with descriptive location plaques. Most of the photographs were captured by the photographer, David Pinkerton. While David has traveled extensively to Alaska, New Zealand and Europe, this collection focuses on the natural beauty throughout Idaho.