Thursday, August 6, 2009

New Artmobile Exhibition on View

Don Wiest (American, 1909-1995), Untitled, 1946, Watercolor, 14-15/16 x 19 inches, Gift of Dr. Elizabeth H. Wiest, University of Wyoming Art Museum Collection, 2005.2.19
Photo courtesy of the UW Art Museum.

The UW Art Museum has launched a new Ann Simpson Artmobile exhibit, Where We Are is Just the Beginning, which will travel the state through June 30, 2011. This exhibit features 14 prints and paintings from the Art Museum’s permanent collections that depict a variety of neighborhoods and time periods from across the country. Urban or rural, industrial or pastoral - each artist's perspective helps us think about our own favorite places.

By knowing our neighborhood, can we know the world? Can artists’ perspectives of other places help us better understand our own place? Can multiple perspectives of a single place enrich our experience and understanding? How are artists' perspectives similar to those of others, such as scientists' and historians'? These are just some of the questions we’ll be exploring during the next two years as the Artmobile travels to schools and communities in Wyoming.

Where We Are is Just the Beginning is currently on view in the Centennial Complex Gallery, located at 2111 Willett Drive, Laramie. It will be on view through Wednesday, August 12. It’s a great time for teachers and art educators to preview the exhibition and consider the possibilities of bringing it to your school or institution.

Artmobile Curator, Beth Weztbarger, works with teachers to design lesson plans and creative activities that support essential learning in the classroom and align with district and state education standards. For more information and to schedule the Artmobile contact Beth Weztbarger, Artmobile Curator, at (307) 399-2941 or e-mail

Funding for the Ann Simpson Artmobile Program is provided by the Julienne Michel Foundation, the FMC Corporation, Helga and Erivan Haub, and Ann and Alan Simpson. The Ann Simpson Artmobile van is provided by FMC Corporation and the McMurry Foundation. Additional support provided by the Ann Simpson Artmobile Endowment and the Wyoming Arts Council through the National Endowment for the Arts and the Wyoming State Legislature.

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