The Black Bear Family is an 8-foot-tall sculpture created by David H. Turner of Turner Sculpture on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. It is located in the Museum’s Conservation Garden.
It was gifted in September 2015 by Harry and Judy Wason in honor of the Museum’s 50th Anniversary.
William H. Turner and David H. Turner, father and son, share a talent of capturing the beauty and motion of wildlife in bronze. Their native land, the Eastern Shore of Virginia, a peninsula surrounded by the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean, is rich in wildlife and is a continuous source of inspiration for their work.
Established in 1983, Turner Sculpture, near Onley, VA serves as their studios, foundry and gallery, where most of their work is displayed. To date they have created more than 700 different limited edition bronzes and more than 100 large public commissions found throughout the United States, including several at the VLM.