Wednesday, September 1, 2010

A Big Day for the Arts!

All Things Seen Naked, a diptych by Wyoming artist Neltje.

It was a day of exciting arts related announcements and progress on the UW campus today. Today was the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Fine Arts building, to be built over the course of the next 18 months at 22nd and Willett, adjacent to the Art Museum. This new building will hold all of the visual arts classrooms, studios, and a new gallery. The building, situated closely to the Art Museum, will mean even greater collaboration between the museum and the department.

Also announced today was an unprecedented gift from Wyoming abstract expressionist, Neltje. You can read more about all the details in this UW press release. Neltje's generous gift exemplifies her philanthropic spirit and her continued support of the arts in the state. Her gift changes the role of the university in the arts within Wyoming and across the nation. The Art Museum thanks Neltje for her generosity and is excited to see all of the possibilities emerge!

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