3. A Painting by Sea Lions at the Bronx Zoo

The Cultural Institutions Group is made up of a variety of institutions that preserve both cultural and natural histories, including the Wildlife Conservation Society which encompasses the New York Aquarium and the Bronx Zoo. Representing the Society in this exhibition is a colorful abstract painting created by sea lions.

Painting became an activity for sea lions at the Zoo in 2009, when it was introduced as part of the Animal Enrichment Program. The practice has continued as more sea lions learned the skill over the years. Sea lion art has been displayed at many events in the past such as the Bronx Zoo’s Boogie Down.