Friday, August 20, 2010

Two New Exhibitions Open on Saturday

Alice Neel (American, 1900-1984), A Bald Headed Man with a Striped Shirt – Pipe in Mouth, ed. 73/150, 1980, lithograph, 23-3/4 x 19-1/16 inches, gift of Mr. Ernesto Ostheimer, University of Wyoming Art Museum Collection, 1982.180

The first of the new fall exhibitions open this Saturday at the UW Art Museum. Both exhibitions address themes of war and how artists in America, and Wyoming residents, reacted to and influenced the culture of the times.

Cold War in America: Works from the 1950s - 1970s, Selections from the Art Museum Collection addresses several major art genres that were developed during the time of the Cold War. These include Abstract Expressionism, Minimalism, and Pop Art. Works by artists such as Lee Krasner, Robert Rauschenberg, and Andy Warhol exemplify these various styles and techniques.

Home Front on the Frontier: Wyoming During World War I is presented by the American Heritage Center and showcases important historical documents and photographs from the AHC archive. This exhibition explores how the citizens of Wyoming confronted the conflict of war and how life in the state was impacted.

These two exhibitions open to the public on Saturday, August 21. A free opening reception for all of the new fall exhibitions will be held on Friday, September 17, 6-8 pm. For more information on these exhibitions, please call 307.766.6622 or visit the Art Museum website.

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