Monday, January 4, 2010

Preparations Underway for New Exhibitions

Every year the UW Art Museum closes in January to get ready for the upcoming year of new exhibitions and programs. The Art Museum galleries are now closed and will reopen on January 29th with the spring opening reception.

This time period allows museum staff members to do things like de-install the current exhibitions, spruce up the galleries with spackle and paint, the custodians polish the floors, and finally, install new exhibitions that open at the end of the month.

Exhibitions that will open on January 29th are: Peter Sarkisian: Video Works, 1996-2008, James Surls: Flowers, American Modernists in Wyoming: George McNeil, Ilya Bolotowsky, and Leon Kelly, and the always popular 35th Annual Juried University of Wyoming Student Exhibition. The opening of these exhibitions will be marked by a reception on January 29th, from 6-8 pm, which is free and open to the public.

Sculpture: A Wyoming Invitational
continues on the campus of UW and throughout the city of Laramie. Artists from France: Paintings and Prints from the Art Museum Collection, will continue through December 23, 2010.

Keep checking this blog, our facebook page, and our website, for information about the upcoming exhibitions, classes, and public programs.

If you are a current UW student, you are eligible to participate in the Annual Juried UW Student Exhibition. The dates to submit artwork, brought in person to the Art Museum, are January 14th and 15th. Work will not be accepted before or after these dates. Hard copies of information packets can be found at the Student Union Information Desk, the front desk at the Art Museum, and in the Fine Arts Office. For more information, or questions, please call 307.766.6621.

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