Artist Unknown
Chinese, Ming Dynasty, 1368–1644
Guardian Lion Ridge Tile, n.d.
17.75 x 28.5 x 14.25 inches 
Gift of Roslyn and Ben Shepps Family, 2010.43

Walk on the Wild Side: Animals and Other Creatures in Art

September 7, 2013 - June 29, 2014

Ann K. Walch-Chan Gallery

The works in this exhibition feature animals and other creatures, both real and fantastical. From fiery dragons to a cute little mouse and everything in between, this exhibition displays the importance of animals in art and demonstrates a bond between humans and the animal world that has lasted for thousands of years. Don't miss the opportunity to see works rarely on display.

Organized by the Flint Institute of Arts

From the Exhibition

  • Artist Unknown, Chinese, Tang Dynasty, Camel, n.d.
    earthenware, 14 x 12 x 9 inches. Gift of Gerald Shepps in memory of Roslyn Shepps, 2009.2

  • Richard Jolley, American, b.1952, Geo Dog Duke II, n.d., glass, 14 x 6 1/2 inches. Gift of Natalie Pelavin, 2009.63

  • Gerald Heffernon, American, 20th century, Four-eyed Sighthound, 1986, excelsior, wire, wood, fake fur, and pigments
    21 x 48 x 20 inches. Gift of Claire White, 2006.63

  • Artist Unknown, Guatemalan, Maya, Parrot and Snake Covered Jar, n.d., ceramic, 10 3/4 x 7 (diameter) inches. Gift of Robert Drapkin, 2006.96