Wolves in the Copper River Gallery

A blue wolf rug on display at the Cordova Museum. This item was loaned to the museum by Kanisha Tiedeman and Tyee Lohse. (Oct. 16, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times
A blue wolf rug on display at the Cordova Museum. This item was loaned to the museum by Kanisha Tiedeman and Tyee Lohse. (Oct. 16, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

The Cordova Museum is now hosting the gallery show — “Wolves” curated by Paula Payne with a little help from museum staff and the Paly Foundation.

The balanced exhibit features historic photos from the Cordova Historical Society’s collection, wolf treasures on loan from local Cordovans and four educational panels from the conservation minded Paly Foundation.

All four species of America’s wolves are featured: Red Wolf, Gray Wolf, Mexican Wolf and Eastern Wolf. Educational and thought-provoking panels encourage interactivity through games, quizzes, discussion points and a little bit of myth busting. 

Trace the cultural history of wolves through the ages from early stone carvings to modern day films all within earshot of a pack of howling wolves shown on a looping video feature in the gallery. 

The show is on exhibit through the end of November.