Saturday, August 9, 2008

Sculptures from Permanent Collection Placed Off Campus

Robert Russin, First Steps, ca. 1972, bronze, 5 x 6-1/2 x 3-1/2 feet, University of Wyoming Art Museum Collection, gift of Isadore Familian, 1991.23. Photo courtesy of the UW Art Museum.

John Kearney, Alligator, 1973, chrome plated steel, welded, 26-1/2 x 115 x 24 inches, University of Wyoming Art Museum Collection, gift of Mr. Harris J. Klein, 1974.3. Photo coutesy of the UW Art Museum.

Two more scultpures were placed in Laramie as the installation of Sculpture: A Wyoming Invitational continues. On Grand Avenue and 4th St, John Kearney's Alligator is on the lawn of the City Annex or former Carnegie Building. John Kearney's Alligator, created from car bumpers, was gifted to the Art Museum in 1974. It has not been exhibted outside the museum since the 1992.

Robert Russin's First Step is now in Undine Park near the wading pool. It was placed in time to be included in the recent Art in the Parks fundraising event for the Friends of Undine Park. It joins a number of other Russin sculptures in Laramie and at UW, most notably the Wyoming Family on Prexy's Pasture and the Lincoln monument at the highest point of I-80 between Laramie and Cheyenne.

We are most grateful to the City of Laramie and the Friends of Undine Park for their enthusiasm in wanting scultpure placed in Laramie.

Press release for John Kearney and Robert Russin.
For more information, visit the UW Art Museum webpage.

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