Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Save the Date! 20:20 for SE WY Artists

After a successful and well received premier at the public art symposium, the Art Museum is hosting another 20:20 on June 1st, from 6 - 8 pm at the Museum. 20:20 is the Museum's newest program and there are plans underway for a series of three events throughout next year. Each 20:20 will focus on a separate group of artists and arts organizations. The June 1st event is specially for SE Wyoming, a second 20:20 is planned for state-wide artists and arts organizations, tentatively scheduled for September, and a third will be held next February for students, in conjunction with the annual Juried Student Exhibition.

The format of 20:20 allows presenters 20 images, each shown for 20 seconds. This results in a 6 minute and 40 second presentation that gives artists, educators and arts organizations a chance to share their work, their accomplishments or new programs.

Join us on June 1st for an exciting and informative 20:20 and come support your local, SE WY artists and art organizations. Afterward, meet up downtown at Altitude Chophouse and Bar for a chance to catch up with colleagues, enjoy some drinks and talk about art!

If you are interested in signing up for 20:20, being added to the mailing list or have any questions, please contact Interim Assistant Curator Rachel Miller at 307.766.6621 or rmiller@uwyo.edu.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Printable Audio Tour Guides Now Available

Look for this logo next to art in the museum and the
sculptures around town to call in and hear the new cell phone audio tour.

Printable handouts for the new cell phone audio tours at the museum are now available. Follow the links below to Adobe .pdf files that have instructions and a complete list of works and prompt numbers for both exhibitions: Sculpture: A Wyoming Invitational and The Disappeared/Los Desaparecidos. Spanish prompts are also listed on the guide for the latter.

For Sculpture: A Wyoming Invitational http://www.uwyo.edu/artmuseumimages/educationimages/sculptureaudiotour.pdf

For The Disappeared/Los Desaparecidos http://www.uwyo.edu/artmuseumimages/educationimages/disappearedaudiotour.pdf

Also, keep an eye out this summer for additional cell phone audio tours as the Art Museum mounts its new summer exhibitions later in May.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Ten Sculptors Attend and Present at Public Art Symposium

Left to right: John Henry, Linda Fleming, Stan Dolega,
Jesus Moroles, Charles Parson,
Ursula von Rydingsvard, and Steven Siegel
Not pictured: Charmaine Locke, Carl Reed, and James Surls
Photo cby Extreme Angles courtesy of the UW Art Museum

Ten sculptors in Sculpture: A Wyoming Invitational were in Laramie to present talks about their work, visit with symposium attendees, and enjoy Laramie during a spring snow storm. The two-and-one-half day event included 30 additional presenters, roundtable discussions with members of the Wyoming Arts Council staff, and receptions to meet and greet friends old and new.

The symposium was videotaped and full presentations will be added to the University of Wyoming Art Museum webpage in the coming weeks.

For information on Scultpure: A Wyoming Invitational and the UW Art Museum, visit the webpage by clicking here.

Friday, April 10, 2009

NEW Cell Phone Audio Tour Now Available at the Art Museum

The UW Art Museum is excited to announce the launch of a new cell phone audio tour. Museum visitors can access the audio tour through their cell phones at no charge, simply by dialing 307-200-0040. Visitors can hear additional information on exhibitions and specific works by calling in and entering the corresponding prompt number. There is also a feedback feature that allows museum goers to leave their comments and suggestions. Those who use the audio tour have the option of hanging up and calling back in as they stop at each piece, or staying on the line and moving from one work to the next. Currently, an audio tour is available for Sculpture: A Wyoming Invitational and also a tour for The Disappeared/Los Desaparecidos is available in English and Spanish.

To access the audio tour, dial 307-200-0040 from your cell phone. Enter the corresponding number, followed by the pound key (#). The audio tour symbol (above) and the corresponding number are posted next to the labels for sculptures and works in the museum. Press 0 # to leave your feedback. Links to .pdf versions of the information below are coming soon!

Sculpture: A Wyoming Invitational Audio Tour Prompts

1 # Audio Tour Instructions
2 # General Museum Information
3 # Introduction to Sculpture: A Wyoming Invitational
4 # Steven Siegel, It Goes Under
5 # Stan Dolega, Vedauwoo Modernized
6 # John Kearney, Alligator
7 # The Artists of Ark, Synergy: A Tribute to Alexander Calder
8 # Robert Russin, First Steps
9 # Charmaine Locke, Open Book
10 # Linda Fleming, Refugium
11 # Wanxin Zhang, Waiting
12 # Carl Reed, Braced Ring with Outlyer
13 # James Surls, In Circle
14 # Patrick Dougherty, Shortcut
15 # Jesús Moroles, Granite Windows
16 # Charles Parson, Molto Allargando
17 # Deborah Butterfield, Billings
18 # Ursula von Rydingsvard, Doolin Doolin
19 # Jun Kaneko, Untitled Dango
20 # Jesús Moroles, Eclipse
21 # John Henry, River High
22 # Charles Long, Untitled

The Disappeared/Los Desaparecidos Audio Tour Prompts (Spanish prompts are listed in Parentheses)

1 # Audio Tour Instructions
2 # General Museum Information
23 # Introduction to The Disappeared (38 #)
24 # Ivan Navarro, Joy Division (39 #)
25 # Arturo Duclos, Untitled (40 #)
26 # Sara Maneiro, The Unburied (41 #)
27 # Luis Camnitzer, From the Uruguayan Torture Series (42 #)
28 # Fernando Traverso, In Memory (43 #)
29 # Collaborative work by 12 Argentinean Artists, Identity (44 #)
30 # Juan Manuel Echavarría, NN (No Name) (45 #)
31 # Ana Tiscornia, Portraits (46 #)
32 # Marcelo Brodsky, Good Memory (47 #)
33 # Luis Gonzáles Palma, Hermitic Tensions (48 #)
34 # Cildo Meireles, Insertions into Ideological Circuits: Coca-Cola Project (49 #)
35 # Oscar Muñoz, Project for a Memorial (50 #)
36 # Antonio Frasconi, In Memorium (51 #)
37 # Nicolas Guagnini, 30,000 (52 #)

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Kate Doyle Scheduled for Class Visits and Public Programs

Kate Doyle, Senior Analyst for the National Security Archives, George Washington University will meet with students, visit classes, and present several public programs during her visit next week.

Monday, April 13

9 - 10 am
Coffee and Donuts with faculty and student, Art Museum lobby

10:30 am - noon
Gallery Talk Through, Art Museum

3:10 - 5 pm
Anthropology class, Art Museum

7 pm
Art Talk: Exhumations: Appearing the Disappeared - Uncovering Repressive ARchives in teh Recovery of Historical Memory in Latin America

Tuesday, April 14th

9:35 - 10:50 am
11:00 - 12:15 pm
1:20 - 2:35 pm
Honors English classes, Merica Hall and Hoyt Hall

Kate Doyle to Speak at the Art Museum

Kate Doyle, Senior Analyst for the National Security Archive, will present an Art Talk on Monday, April 13 at 7 pm. Her presentation, Exhumations: Appeaering the Disappeared - Uncovering Repressive Archives in the Recovery of Historical Memory in Latin America will focus on uncovering the truth of military actions in latin America durign the mid-20th century and the people who disappeared as a result.

Doyle's visit is scheduled in conjunction with The Disappeared / Los Desaparecidos currently on view in the Art Museum. The National Security Archive campaigns for the citizen's right to know, investiages U.S. national security adn foregin policy, and uses the Freedom of Information Act to obtain and publish declassified U.S. documents. Doyle directs several research projects on U.S. policy in Latin America for the archive. Since 1992, she has worked with truth commissions in Latim America, including El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala to obtain records from secret U.S. government archives in support of thier human rights investigations. The National Security Archive is at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

For more information on The Disappeared / Los Desaparecidos, click here.

For information on the University of Wyoming Art Museum, click