Wednesday, June 2, 2010

This Week at the Art Museum

Raoul Dufy (French, 1877-1953), Fleurs et feuillages (Flowers and Foliage), c. 1915-1925, gouache, 37.5 x 37.2 inches, image courtesy of The Humanities Exchange

There are many new and exciting things going on this week at the UW Art Museum. Two new summer exhibitions, Neltje and Dufy by Design: The Fabric Designs of Raoul Dufy will open this Friday evening, June 4th, with an opening reception from 6-8 pm.

The Art Museum will also be hosting several public programs to coincide with these exhibitions. On Thursday, June 3, there will be "An Evening with Dufy." The curator of Dufy by Design, Shirley Howarth, will present an Art Talk at 6:30 pm. The title of her talk is "Raoul Dufy and the Transformation of Fabric Design." She will discuss the impact that Raoul Dufy had on the fashion world and on fabric design of the 20th century. This will be followed by an Art Conversation at 7:15 pm with UW faculty Donna Brown, Sonya Meyer, Lee Hodgson, and Ellen Jaegersen. The title of their talk is "Fashion Evolutions in the Period of Dufy." They will present dresses and images that provide historical context for the time period in which Dufy was working.

On Friday, June 4th at 10:30 am, Shirley Howarth will give a Gallery Walk Through of the exhibition, Dufy by Design. Wyoming artist Neltje will present a Gallery Walk Through of her solo exhibition at 4:30 pm, with the opening reception immediately following.

Programs will wrap up on Saturday, June 5th when Neltje presents an Art Talk at 1:30 pm. She will show images of earlier work, to provide a comparison to the more recent work that is in her solo exhibition at the Art Museum.

All events are being held at the Art Museum and are free and open to the public. For more information on any exhibitions or programs, please call 307.766.6622 or visit the Art Museum website.

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