Thursday, March 5, 2009

Big Weekend of Events as the UW Art Museum reopens its Galleries

Ana Tiscornia (Uruguay, lives in New York), Portraits II,
13 sections, 14 x 11 ea, portraits orverlaid with translucent film (detail)
Courtesy of the North Dakota Museum of Art
After a year long closure to renovations and upgrades, the UW Art Museum will open its galleries on Friday evening, March 6. Curator of the exhibition, Laurel Reuter (director, North Dakota Museum of Art) will be in attendance.

The Disappeared / Los Desaparecidos fills the museum's more than 10,000 sq ft of exhibition space with the work of 26 Latin American artists who have lived through the horrors of the military dictatorships that ruled their countries over the last 30 years.

Public programs scheduled with the exhibition include:

Fri., Mar. 5, 10:30 am
Gallery Walk through the exhibition with Laurel Reuter, curator

Fri., Mar. 5, 6 - 8 pm
Opening Reception

Sat., Mar. 6, 10 am
Art Talk by Laurel Reuter

Mon., Mar. 9, 7 pm
Screening of the film Missing (Costa-gravas, director, 1982) with Sissy Spacek and Jack Lemon in a suspense thriller based on the rel life experience of American journalist Charles Horman and his wife's and father's search to find him after he disappeared in Chile

All of these events are free and open to the public.

For The Disappeared / Los Desaparecidos press release, click here.

For the Missing press release, click here.

For additional information about these and other programs at the University of Wyoming Art Museum, click here.


Linda said...

I missed "The Disappeared" while it was in Washington DC. It looks like an extraordinary exhibition. I'm unable to attend the University of Wyoming show. Can someone tell me where it will travel next?

And a word to the wise from someone who has seen photos of the works but procrastinated too long to go in person - if you can see it at UWY, don't miss it!

University of Wyoming Art Museum said...

The remaining venues for The Disappeared are:

June 11 - September 12, 2009
Stanlee adn Gerald Rubin Center fo rthe Visual Arts, University of Texas at El Paso

October 10, 2009 - January 10, 2010
Weisman Museum of Art
MInneapolis, MN

University of Wyoming Art Museum said...

Update on Minneapolis: you might want to check the dates for this venue.

shoreacres said...

I'm so happy to have found your blog. I intend to view the exhibit when it reaches El Paso.

I included references to your museum, citations from the exhibit narrative and links back to your sites in my current WordPress blog, The Disappeared: An Exhibit, A Life.

Thanks to all who have helped to make this important exhibit possible.