Monday, March 31, 2014

Art Museum Now on Instagram and Will No Longer be Blogging

The UW Art Museum now has an Instagram feed!  We're in the market of visual arts and we wanted a way to share more images with you, and have our visitors be able to share their images with us!  Instagram seemed like the logical choice, so we hope that you find us and follow us at uwartmuseum. 

We've also noticed that our blog has been seeing less activity, and that blogging didn't seem to be the best way to share information.  After today, the Art Museum will no longer be actively blogging, but we won't be taking it down so you can still find past information.  Our website will remain the primary source of information, and you can always find up to date info and news on our Facebook page. 

We hope you'll transition with us to a more visual vocabulary, and we hope to see all of your great photos at the #uwartmuseum!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Survey for UW Students

UW Students compare art and artifacts in the Resource Room

The UW Art Museum has launched a survey to get feedback from UW students about the types of activities and levels of involvement that they'd like to see from the museum.  Currently, the museum is exploring options to engage UW students outside the classroom.  Ideas include a student docent program, a student membership level, an informal museum group, or increasing after hours events for students.  

The short survey is easy to complete and is available on Survey Monkey. Students who complete the survey will have the opportunity to enter their email address to be entered to win a $25 gift card to The University Store.  The survey will be available through April 14.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Upcoming Public Programs for "Art from the Grocery Aisles" Exhibition

We have lots of fun and informative public programs coming up in conjunction with the exhibition, Stocked: Contemporary Art from the Grocery Aisles.  Check out the attached poster for a complete list.  All events are free and open to the public!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Sign Up Now for March Art Month Classes and Spring Break Art Camp

There is still time to register your student for Spring Break Art Camp, which starts next week, or there are two more weeks of Saturday classes for March Art Month.  More information is on the attached flyer, or you can call our education department at 307.766.3515 for details or to register.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Final Days to View Juried Student Exhibition

Visitors look at artwork in the Annual Juried UW Student Exhibition

This Saturday, March 1, will be the final day to see the 39th Annual Juried University of Wyoming Student ExhibitionThis annual exhibition highlights work done by students across campus who are enrolled in the current semester.  A wide range of mediums are showcased, including painting, drawing, ceramics, graphic design, sculpture, metalsmithing, and photography.  

The 39th Annual Juried University of Wyoming Student Exhibition is always a popular exhibition at the Art Museum and is different and unique each year.  You don't want to miss it!

Friday, February 21, 2014

Art Museum Collaborates with UW History Department for Cambodia Project

Art Museum Curator of Collections Nicole Crawford (center) talks with students in the Resource Room

UW Art Museum Curator of Collections Nicole Crawford and Dr. Isa Helfgott, Assistant Professor in the UW History Department, have been awarded a grant from Wyoming Institute for Humanities Research.  The project title is, “Museum and Reconciliation in Cambodia: A Cross Cultural Collaboration between UW and the Sleuk Rith Institute.”

The project is a three-stage collaboration with the Sleuk Rith Institute in Cambodia, the leading organization for commemoration and remembrance of atrocities committed under the Khmer Rouge. In phase one, Dr. Helfgott and Ms. Crawford will provide on-site collaboration and training in historical research and curatorial practice to support a permanent Museum of Memory consisting of a central museum in Siem Reap and 24 provincial museums throughout Cambodia. Phase two will create a study abroad class on genocide and historical memory bringing UW students to Cambodia to work on research and exhibition development for the Museum of Memory. Phase three will present an exhibition of documentary material and cultural artifacts from Cambodia at UW and include a symposium where UW students and faculty will present alongside experts from Cambodia. 

The project will begin a long-term collaboration between UW and the Sleuk Rith Institute involving faculty from multiple units and visiting scholars from Cambodia. This is a great outreach opportunity for both UW and the Art Museum.  It will be exciting to see all of the developments and ideas that come from this cross-cultural project!