Wildlife Art Gallery

Woods. Water. Wildlife. The outdoors comes into this space. You can, too.

Art lovers welcome. The Michigan Tech School of Forestry and Environmental Sciences reflects our surroundings and studies, from the glowing wood patina of intricately carved environmental history murals to the wildlife gallery with more than 100 limited edition prints and watercolors by award-winning national artists. An iconic bronze wolf is joined by a modern-day Upper Peninsula mural created by a Michigan Tech master of forestry graduate. Come tour the art. And learn more about us.

Questions? 906-487-2454  forest@mtu.edu.

Environmental History

Wood Murals

Grayling artist Terry L. Dickinson's 14 intricately carved natural resources and environmental science murals show the progress and relevance of our work—and highlight the individual and corporate sponsors who support School of Forestry and Environmental Sciences scholarship programs.

Bronze Sculptures

“Timber Cruiser,” our atrium’s focal point, is a gift from Bonnie B. Robbins, a benefactor to timber-cruising students studying sustainable forestry. The collection also includes 14-year-old moose antlers in bronze, a gift from Mesa Technical College, Tucumcari, New Mexico and a fitting allusion to our long-running Isle Royale wolf-moose study.

Painted Wall Mural

"I wanted to capture the unique place that is the UP and the spirit of the season of winter," says 2016 master of forestry graduate Alexandra Perrier. Her mural was funded through the School's Earn and Learn program, available to all students. Alexandra shifted gears from an illustration career to one that's outdoors and in nature.

Donald W. Carmody Wildlife Art Exhibit

The exhibit is made possible by the generosity of the William '61 and Erlene Carmody family, named in honor of William's father, Donald W. Carmody, a 1935 Michigan Tech mechanical engineering graduate. More family connections—William's son, Donald E. Carmody, is a 1991 Michigan Tech graduate, who like his father earned a chemical engineering degree.

William was inspired to bring the collection to Michigan Tech because it includes the work of Upper Peninsula artist Dietmar Krumrey. What better place than here to showcase Michigan landscapes and wildlife? 

"Several famous artists were also accomplished scientists or had a strong mutual appreciation for both fields. While forestry school involved a lot of science, I found myself whipping out my art skills way more than I expected."Alexandra Perrier, '16

Make a Gift

Wildlife art pairs naturally with natural resources learning. To make a gift to encourage our students, or to enhance the art collection, please contact Andrea Longhini at 906-487-3603 or aelonghi@mtu.edu.

Artwork images copyrighted by artist or assignee.