Monday, November 9, 2009

Last Week to See Burkhardt, Crow Exhibitions

This bone hair pipe breastplate is one of the many Crow objects of adornment on view at the Art Museum.

This is the last week to see two great exhibitions at the UW Art Museum - Adornment: Native American Regalia, Selections from the Peter W. Doss Crow Indian Artifact Collection and moss doesn't grow on rolling stones...a vision of nature by Brian Burkhardt. Both exhibitions will be on view through Saturday, November 14.
Adornment was curated by guest curator Barbara Stone and features a variety of men's, women's and children's clothing and accessories, including pouches, belts, moccasins, jewelry and headdresses. The intricate beading and craftsmanship of Plains Indian artisans can be seen.
moss doesn't grow on rolling stones... features the work of Miami artist Brian Burkhardt, who began his career as an organic farmer before turning to art. His work explores ecology, hybridization, Darwinian trickery and mutation. A 10 foot by 10 foot geodesic dome is the centerpiece of this exhibition, and served as Burkhardt's studio. The exhibition also features the work Take Heed, which the artist created specifically for this exhibition.
Both of these exhibitions feature a free cell phone audio tour with additional information about the works on view.
For more information, call the Art Museum at 307.766.6622 or visit our webpage. Admission is free.

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