JACKSON, Wyo. — Enjoy an evening of wonder at the National Museum of Wildlife Art on Saturday, June 25 for the “Popcorn & Premiere Party”, screening of the newest Bisoncast episode Above the Clouds.

The first screening will be at 5:15 p.m. with closed captioning and the second at 6:15 p.m. with an introduction and subtitles in Spanish.

Bisoncast is an online video series that provides free access to the National Museum of Wildlife Art’s world-class collection, set amongst the beauty of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

Bisoncast series shares stories the Museum is uniquely positioned to tell—stories of the relationships between humanity, creative expression, and nature—to support new ways of seeing and understanding our world and ourselves. Above the Clouds is the sixth video in this series, and each episode stands on its own. Previous episodes of Bisoncast have been featured and nominated in film festivals around the country.

Above the Clouds explores the questions: what drives humans to explore the vertical world, without the benefit of fur or hooves? Mountain goats and bighorn sheep are born for treacherous, vertical terrain, but what happens when humans ascend into the alpine? And how do they even get there?

In any direction you look, you can see mountain peaks surrounding us in Jackson Hole, from the Teton Range to the Gros Ventre Mountains, and the Snake River Range. This place is perfect for wildlife that thrives at high elevations—and for certain types of humans—we’re looking at you ski bums, rock-jocks, alpinists, and paragliders.

The Community Cliff interactive art exhibit. Photo: NMWA

In this video, the Museum explores what makes it possible for wildlife and humans to scale steep mountains. They also ask the harder question…why climb to great heights in the first place? The film is co-produced by Mountain Mind Media and sponsored by the Tony Greene Memorial Art Education Fund, Cynthia and Dick Quast, Hearst Foundations and Smart Family Fund.

This 20-minute film ties in with the new Above the Clouds: Art of the Alpine exhibit, which opens on June 25 in the Wapiti Gallery. The exhibition includes an interactive community art-making component that visitors are encouraged to participate in by making paper flowers and placing them on the community cliff in the gallery.

Michael Coleman (United States, b. 1946), Rocky Mountain Goats – B.C., 1989. Oil on board. 30 x 46 inches. National Museum of Wildlife Art Collection. © Michael Coleman. Photo: Courtesy of NMWA

Bring your friends and family and make an evening of it! The exhibition is generously sponsored by the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole and Lea Charitable Trust.

Enjoy a variety of free popcorn flavors during the film with a cash bar from Palate. Between each showing, we encourage you to explore the exhibit during this special after hour’s event. This event is free and open to the public, made possible by the generous sponsorship of First Republic Bank.