NRA National Sporting Arms Museum features 16 original works of sporting and wildlife art on loan from Remington Outdoor Company.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – -(Ammoland.com)- Famous works of sporting and wildlife art and historical firearms on loan from Remington Outdoor Company are now on display at the NRA National Sporting Arms Museum.
The 7,500-square-foot museum, which traces the evolution of hunting, conservation and freedom, is located at Bass Pro Shops flagship superstore in Springfield, Missouri
Museum visitors can see 16 original oil paintings by America’s foremost outdoor artists from the last hundred years.
Many of these paintings were used in Remington advertisements and their popular calendars and later displayed throughout the company’s facilities. In those early days, few would have guessed that many of those artists would become icons to later generations and thus some works of art were lost or destroyed.
However, in the 1960s, a rescue mission recovered and restored many of these masterpieces. Today, the Remington Art Collection includes over 400 original works of art and is believed to be the largest collection of sporting and wildlife art in the world.
Remington has generously loaned the following restored original oil paintings to the NRA National Sporting Arms Museum:
- Robert W. Amick, titled either Wagon Train or Covered Wagon Train.
- Frank Tenney Johnson, titled Swift Approach.
- Robert w. Amick, titled One Down.
- Robert W. Amick, titled The guide and The Goose Shooter.
- Ryder, titled The Scarecrow.
- Philip R. Gooddwin, titled Out Pointed.
- Ryder, titled Woodchuck Shooting.
- John Eads Collins, titled Rabbit Hunter.
- Lynn Bogue Hunt, titled Tribute to a Dog.
- Harry G. Edwards, titled A Chancy Shot.
- N.C. Wyeth, titled Dangerous Bend.
- Philip R. Goodwin, titled Fair Game.
- Lynn Bogue Hunt, titled Yukon Trouble.
- Philip R. Goodwin, titled The Right Of Way.
- Frank Xavier Leyendecker, titled Portrait of a Gentleman.
- Frank Xavier Leyendecker, titled Pistol Shooter.
In addition to the works of art, Remington has also loaned the NRA National Sporting Arms Museum one-of-a-kind prototypes, historic arms, masterpieces of engraving, factory cutaways, and milestone guns.
The NRA National Sporting Arms Museum traces the development of hunting arms in America from pre-colonial times to the present. Visitors can expect to see over a thousand historically significant firearms including firearms owned by U.S. Presidents Theodore Roosevelt, Grover Cleveland and Dwight D. Eisenhower, the flintlock fowlers of English kings, and the guns of Annie Oakley. In addition, a series of meticulously constructed dioramas provide a window into the evolution of America’s outdoor heritage.
The museum, which is a product of a NRA and Bass Pro Shops partnership, is popular with those visiting the “Grandaddy of all Outdoor Stores” in Springfield, Missouri. Since it opened Aug. 2, 2013, more than 550,000 people have taken this fascinating walk through history.
Visitors can see this one-of-a-kind collection by visiting the NRA National Sporting Arms museum, which is located at 1935 S. Campbell in Springfield, Missouri. The museum is open every day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and admission is free. For more information about the NRA National Sporting Arms Museum, visit http://www.basspro.com/
About Bass Pro Shops
Bass Pro Shops, which specializes in outdoor fun, operates 90 retail stores and Tracker Marine Centers across America and Canada that are visited by more than 120 million people every year. Bass Pro Shops stores, many of which feature restaurants, offer hunting, fishing, camping and other outdoor gear while their catalogs and website serve shoppers throughout the world. The company’s Tracker Marine Group (http://www.trackermarine.com/
About the National Rifle Association
Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America’s oldest civil rights and sportsmen’s group. Five million members strong, NRA continues its mission to uphold Second Amendment rights and is the leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the military. For more on the NRA, visit their website at NRA.org.
About Remington Outdoor Company
ROC, headquartered in Madison, N.C., designs products for the hunting, shooting, self-defense, military, and law enforcement markets. Founded in 1816, ROC is the nation’s oldest gun maker and one of the largest domestic producers of firearms and ammunition. ROC employs over 3,500 people and distributes its products throughout the U.S. and over 55 countries. ROC includes globally recognized brands such as Remington®, Remington 1816®, Bushmaster®, DPMS®, Marlin®, H&R®, Mountain Khakis®, Advanced Armament Corp. ®, Dakota® Nesika®, Storm Lake® and Barnes® Bullets.
More information about the Company can be found at www.remington.com.