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Chris Drury, Mozel Rhine Whirlpool, 2010, courtesy of the artist
British land artist Chris Drury is in Laramie, visiting the UW campus to discuss a new site-specific work to be included in the exhibition, Sculpture: A Wyoming Invitational. Similarly to artist Margaret Cogswell's visit this week, it is important for Drury to gain an understanding of the campus and town in order to create a work that meshes with its surroundings.
In conjunction with his visit, Drury will present a public Art Talk tonight at 7 pm, at the Art Museum. It is free and open to the public. He will be discussing his previous works and his approach to themes such as culture, the environment, and nature. For more information on Drury and his work, visit his website or blog.
Sculpture: A Wyoming Invitational first opened in 2008 and continues to evolve. Two previous site-specific works, by artists Patrick Dougherty and Steven Siegel, have been removed. The Art Museum is excited to be working with Chris Drury to create a new work for the exhibition!
For more information on public programs or exhibitions at the Art Museum, please visit the website or call 307.766.6622.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
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To create buzz about the exhibit’s opening, Furunes visited the gallery for a public lecture and walk-through, which helped students and other visitors make a mental connection between the audio tour and the artist.
“We’ve done 14 Guide by Cell tours in the past, but this is one of our top two most attended,” said Rachel Miller, Assistant Curator at the UW Art Museum. “It’s a really cool feature, and people love that they can use their cell phones to hear directly from the artist!”
Dial (307) 200-0040 from any phone and follow the prompts to hear from Furunes.
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Guide by Cell
Monday, October 25, 2010
The UW Art Museum in 2008 launched "Sculpture: A Wyoming Invitational" in response to the interests of the university and Laramie communities for art in public places and to enable the museum to remain active during a year-long closure of its galleries for renovations. Initially planned as a one-year program, its success identifies an ongoing need to continue the exhibition.
Originally, 18 works of art comprised the exhibition: 12 works created or lent by artists, 5 from the Art Museum permanent collection, and one created by the artists of ARK for their new Creative Arts Center.
"Over the last year, five of the works on loan have been removed from the exhibition," says Susan Moldenhauer, Art Museum director and chief curator. "Funding from the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund, along with an anonymous gift to support new work for campus, offers an opportunity to add at least two new works to the campus exhibition."
According to its Web site, the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund supports Wyoming's culture and heritage through grant funding of innovative projects for the, "enjoyment, appreciation, promotion, preservation, and protection of the state's arts, cultural and historic resources."
For more information about the exhibitions, call the UW Art Museum at (307) 766-6622 or visit the museum's Web page at www.uwyo.edu/artmuseum.
"Imagine learning from the masters" is a guiding principle of the UW Art Museum's programs. Located in the Centennial Complex at 2111 Willett Drive in Laramie, the museum is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays. Admission is free.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
The University of Wyoming Art Museum will host its 17th annual benefit ball, “Gala 2010: A Magical Mystery Tour,” at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23, in the University of Wyoming Union Yellowstone Ballroom.
The Art Museum’s event of the year will include both silent and live auctions, run by auctioneer Dan Sullivan, gourmet dining, and dancing to live music performed by The Full Basmati.
“Tom and I are as excited as everyone else about our sixties theme this year, and what a wonderful job our auction committee has done gathering strange and exciting items—from roller derby to paintball, and from an Egypt trip to hunting from a yurt—there’s sure to be something for everyone,” said Jacque Buchanan, who co-chairs the Gala with her husband, UW President Tom Buchanan. “We know this will be an especially exciting event this year, with all of the focus we’ve had recently on the arts in Wyoming and UW.”
For those who like to take their chances, two raffles are being held to benefit the Art Museum as well. While the winners will be announced at the Gala dinner, they need not be present to win. A fabulous diamond necklace underwritten by Dooley Oil will be the first raffle drawn, and the second item is a $1,000 Visa Gift Card provided by Gala sponsor Laramie GM Auto Center.
The Gala benefit ball is held annually to provide funds for the Art Museum’s exhibitions, education, collection, and outreach programs that support nationally renowned and culturally significant exhibitions and programs for Wyoming and the surrounding area.
Dinner, the live auction, and dancing to the sounds of The Full Basmati will follow cocktails and the silent auction. Individual tickets are available for $175, as are table sponsorships at various levels. To purchase your tickets or for more information, call the Art Museum at (307) 766-3477.
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Andy Warhol (American 1928-1987), Sylvester Stallone, 1980, Polaroid, 4 x 3 inches, University of Wyoming Art Museum, gift of the Andy Warhol Foundation of the Visual Arts, Inc., The Andy Warhol Visual Legacy. Copyright 2010 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Tonight at the Art Museum will be an Art Talk by David McCarthy, a Pop Art scholar and art historian from Rhodes College. The title of his talk is, "American Made, American Masquerade: Andy Warhol's Democratic Portrait Gallery." This event is held in conjunction with the exhibition, Iconic Mass Culture: Andy Warhol's Portraits, on view at the Art Museum through November 13.
McCarthy will also be presenting a Gallery Walk Through on Friday morning, beginning at 10:30 am. Both events are free and open to the public. He is sponsored by the UW Art Department and the UW Art Museum. For more information on this or any other public program, please call 307.766.6622.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
These sessions provided lots of talking points over lunch and wherever the group convened. It was agreed that "museums are places that contain the most wonderful things in the world" (Cassin) and that "artists are people on a quest for knowledge" (Casto).
UAM Docents explored exhibits with DAM docents and other participants through gallery walks and discussions, putting into practice models for investigating traditional and contemporary art. Additional highlights of the trip included a visit to the exhibition, Tutankhamen: the Golden King and the Great Pharaohs, and the DAM's three gift shops.
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Anne-Karin Furunes (Norwegian, b.1961), Portraits of Pictures - Portrait 18, 2007, acrylic on canvas, perforated, 88-1/4 x 63 inches, image courtesy of Barry Friedman Ltd.
Tonight at the UW Art Museum, Norwegian artist Anne-Karin Furunes will present a public Art Talk at 7 pm. Furunes paints large scale canvases either white or black, and then hand-perforates the canvas to create a portrait. The highlights and shadows created by the holes causes the image to shift and change as the viewer moves around the paintings. Using images from archives, and contemporary images taken from public places, Furunes restores an individual identity to each of her portraits.
The Art Talk tonight is free and open to the public. Furunes will also be holding a Gallery Walk Through on Friday, beginning at 4:30 pm. For more information on these programs, please call the Art Museum at 307.766.6622.