Monday, December 3, 2012
The Museum Store is having a special on winter-themed cards featuring works from the Art Museum permanent collection. If you haven't mailed out your holiday cards yet, these would be a unique and special way to wish your friends and relatives a happy holiday! Each bundle of cards includes a variety of artists, from the iconic Americana imagery of Winslow Homer to the Impressionistic and Tonalist paintings of John Henry Twachtman. Printed specifically for this year, the painting Prairie View Feed Co., by William Nelson is very reminiscent of winter in Laramie.
Stop by today for a bundle of 12 holiday cards with envelopes for only $16, or you can make your own bundle from our dozens of available cards and note cards.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Friday, November 16, 2012
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Thursday, October 11, 2012
|John Ezell (American), “The
Mystery of Edwin Drood” By Rupert Holmes based on the novel by Charles Dickens,
2004-2005, Directed by Victoria Bussert, Choreographed by Janet Watson, The
Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, courtesy of the artist|
Ezell has created stage designs for notable American dramatists, including Eugene O’Neill, Thornton Wilder, and George Abbott. His productions have been seen in such prestigious venues as the New York Shakespeare Festival, the Hong Kong Repertory Theatre, the Royal Danish Ballet in Copenhagen, and the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Ezell is known for his experimental use of polystyrenes and vacuum-formed thermoplastics, and designs that respect the playwright’s textual components while infusing Ezell’s own sense of eclecticism, scholarship, and art history.
Ezell is the recipient of nine Critics’ Circle Awards, the Award for Experimental Television Art at the International Non-Commercial Television Festival in Milan, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Award for Excellence. Ezell is the Hall Family Foundation Professor of Design at the University of Missouri, Kansas City.
Bold Strokes and Finesse was originally curated by Gene Emerson Friedman, assistant professor of scenic design at the University of Missouri and debuted at the 2007 State Expo in Phoenix.
Sponsored in part by FMC Corporation, UW Theatre & Dance’s Guest Artist Series (part of the Eminent-Artist-in-Residence endowment funded by the Excellence in Higher Education Endowment through the Wyoming State Legislature), and UW Art Museum Gala Funds.
Friday, September 28, 2012
|Dan Toro, Growth, mural in progress in downtown Laramie.|
The Laramie Mural Project is funded this summer by the Wyoming Arts Council, the City of Laramie, and the Guthrie Family Foundation, and is a partnership project between Laramie Mainstreet Alliance, University of Wyoming Art Museum, and local artists and businesses. The first mural completed this summer, Escape, by Laramie artist Meghan Meier is on the corner of First and Garfield. With the completion of Toro's mural, the Laramie Mural Project now has five murals in downtown locations.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
This Saturday is Museum Day Live! Museum Day Live is sponsored by the Smithsonian and supports their mission to make cultural education accessible to everyone. In celebration of Museum Day Live, everyone who presents a Museum Day Live ticket at the UW Art Museum on Saturday will receive a FREE ART MUSEUM PIN! While supplies last! Enjoy YOUR museum on Museum Day Live!
Tickets available here: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/ticket/
Friday, September 14, 2012
|Margaret Cogswell (American), "Wyoming River Fugues, " installation view, courtesy UW Art Museum.|
You haven't seen Wyoming until you have seen it through the eyes of Margaret Cogswell. Her site specific installation at the Art Museum is full of sights, sounds, movement, and narrative . . . all focused on the natural resources surrounding Wyoming's rivers. This installation explores the complex relationship between Wyoming's natural, cultural, historic, engineered, and industrial landscapes.
Stay tuned for a symposium featuring Margaret Cogswell; Friday-Saturday, November 9-10.
Find out more on our website!
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Are you a pre-schooler or kindergartener with nothing to do? Are you at your wits' end with your parents trying to keep you busy? Are you jealous because your siblings get to go to "big kid school" without you? The Art Museum has just the ticket!
We have Art Classes JUST for YOU! Have your grownup bring you to our Friday morning Shelton Studio Art Classes! We still have lots of room and we promise your big brothers and sisters will be mighty impressed with your morning adventures here with us at the Art Museum!
Visit our website for more info:
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Friday, Sept. 7 - 6-8 p.m.
Join the UW Art Museum in celebrating the opening of new fall exhibitions: The American Vision of Winslow Homer: The Harper’s Weekly Illustrations; Nature in Bronze: Sculpture from the Art Museum Collection; Caribbean Color, Urban Lines and International Forms: Selected Works by Emilio Sanchez; Bold Strokes and Finesse: The Stage Designs of John Ezell; Margaret Cogswell: Wyoming River Fugues; Harry Krug: Serigraphy; and ‘Please give us one more boom:’ Oil and Gas in Wyoming, presented by the American Heritage Center.
The event is free and open to the public.
Join the UW Art Museum for an Art Talk with artist Harry Krug, in conjunction with the exhibition, Harry Krug: Serigraphy. The event is free and open to the public. The Art Museum will be open prior to the Art Talk. The Art Talk will be held in the new Visual Arts Building, across from the Art Museum, in Room 111.
In his series of densely layered serigraphs, artist Harry Krug explores shapes, color and form in energetic, abstract compositions that are inspired by the landscape. Krug’s work has been exhibited in the United States and Europe and he has been featured in several textbooks on printmaking.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Emilio Sanchez (Cuban/American, 1921-1999), Sol de Mediodía, 1996/1997/1998, lithograph, 15 x 32 inches, Gift of the Emilio Sanchez Foundation, University of Wyoming Art Museum Collection, 2011.7.65
Read all about our new exhibition at the UW Art Museum in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle!
Friday, August 31, 2012
|Artist Margaret Cogswell (second from right) and preparator Conor Mullen (right) install video components for Wyoming River Fugues. Photo courtesy of the UW Art Museum|
See more of her work on her website: www.margaretcogswell.net
The exhibition opens on Friday, September 7 from 6 – 8 pm. Cogswell will give an informal Gallery Walk Through on Friday, September 7 at 4:30 pm and an Art Talk on Monday, September 10 at 7 pm in the new Visual Arts Building auditorium. All events are free and open to the public.
Wyoming River Fugues was made possible by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts with additional support from the UW Art Museum Gala Funds and Wyoming Public Radio.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Artist Dan Toro is beginning his work on "Growth" located on the Source Gas building in downtown Laramie at 3rd and Custer. Keep your bookmarks pointed right here for exciting updates as this latest mural progresses!
Friday, August 17, 2012
|Emilio Sanchez (Cuban/American, 1921-1999), Sol de Mediodía, 1996/1997/1998, lithograph, 15 x 32 inches, Gift of the Emilio Sanchez Foundation, University of Wyoming Art Museum Collection, 2011.7.65|
Two new exhibitions open tomorrow, August 18, at the UW Art Museum! We can hardly contain our excitement! Read about the exhibitions here: Emilio Sanchez and here: John Ezell
We hope to see you soon at the Art Museum!
Monday, August 13, 2012
Laramie artist, Meghan Meier, has completed the mural titled "Escape" on the north and east walls of Undercover Beds and Spas at Garfield and Second Streets in downtown Laramie, WY. The work was designed specifically for the location. Meier says that her new work was inspired by walking or biking by that corner several times a day. "Not only did I want to paint something that I was proud of, I wanted to paint something that would make me smile every time I saw it. . . . (and) I wanted the mural to make other people smile as well." Meier also did the mural “Grainery Grove” last summer on the alley wall of Whole Earth Grainery.
The new mural incorporates the three things the artist loves most--bikes, rocks, and trees--whimsically portrayed in a Vedauwoo-inspired landscape. "I drew an aspen tree escaping his grove (a reference to the “Grainery Grove” mural) for a pleasure ride. The rocky landscape he rides through is certainly unrealistic, but familiar. He’s free for the day and stoked about it! Hopefully reminding everyone to get out and play, enjoy what’s around us, and smile at least a few times a day," says Meier.
The Laramie Mural Project is a partnership between local businesses and artists, Laramie Main Street, and the UW Art Museum. “Escape” is the first of as many as four murals planned for the downtown area this summer. It has been funded by the Guthrie Family Foundation, City of Laramie, and the Wyoming Arts Council. Special thank you to Undercover Beds and Spas of Laramie.
Monday, August 6, 2012
This assignment to students on Day 3 of the Institute extended ideas they had been exploring about line and form in two dimensions into the three-dimensional plane, inspired by their considerations of the drawings of Goya and the small sculptures of Linda Fleming. Sounds challenging doesn't it?
Now completing its eighth year, the Summer Teaching Institute provides professional development for school and community educators that is conceptually-based, integrative and focused on original artwork, artists and other original resources. It is supported through the Sigrid See Endowment and the Wyoming Arts Council, through a partnership with the UW Art Museum, UW Visual Arts Department and UW Fine Arts Outreach.
Follow the creative journey of this summer's institute on their blog: http://sti2012.blogspot.com/
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Monday, July 30, 2012
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Monday, July 23, 2012
The Laramie Boomerang published this terrific article featuring Meghan Meier and the mural "Escape." Meghan is working on this new mural at Garfield and Second Streets in downtown Laramie as part of the Laramie Mural Project.
Click here to read more . . .
Friday, July 20, 2012
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Monday, July 16, 2012
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Monday, July 9, 2012
Find out more here: http://www.uwyo.edu/artmuseum/classes/classes.html
Friday, July 6, 2012
Know a kid who likes to make art? Send them our way! Our Paint Pony Express classes start next week and run for three weeks in July. The schedule is as follows:
Ages 3-5; Tuesdays, July 10, 17, 24
Ages 6-9: Wednesdays, July 11, 18, 25
Ages 10 - 12: Thursdays, July 12, 19, 26
Classes run from 1-3 p.m. Best of all: they are FREE!
Find out more on our website: www.uwyoartmuseum.com/classes/classes.html
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Thursday, June 28, 2012
|Students in the new UW Art Museum Resource Room.|
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
What is the Solstice? Solstice is derived from the Latin words sol, meaning "sun," and sistere, meaning "to stand still." As the days become increasingly longer, the sun climbs higher and higher in the sky until it appears to stand still. Once the sun has reached its climax at the summer solstice, it will begin to descend as the days become increasingly shorter in the Northern Hemisphere until the winter solstice. In the northernmost parts of Finland and Norway, the sun won't set for months.
Have you liked us on Facebook yet? You can get there by going right here: http://www.uwyoartmuseum.com Stop by and join in the fun . . .
Monday, June 18, 2012
|Thomas White Horse, c. 1940, pencil, conte crayon, 10 x 8 inches, |
courtesy of the Sandra L. Solomon Trust
Friday, June 15, 2012
|Astronomer Ray Martin shows a museum visitor how to safely view the sun through his solar telescope at last year's summer solstice celebration (UW art Museum)|
The University of Wyoming Art Museum will host its annual summer solstice celebration Wednesday, June 20, from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
This free event celebrates the longest day of the year and the official beginning of summer. Every year at exactly noon on the summer solstice, the sun shines through a solar tube in the ceiling of the Rotunda Gallery and illuminates the silver dollar that is embedded in the center of the gallery's floor.
Visitors also will have the opportunity to safely view the sun's surface through astronomer Ray Martin's filtered solar telescope, which will be set up on the terrace.
Members of the Wyoming Gamelan Chandra Wyoga, a Balinese percussion group, will provide music for the event.
Located in the Centennial Complex at 2111 Willett Drive in Laramie, the museum is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is free.
Friday, June 8, 2012
Spaces are still available for drop-in students. Next week our camp is for ages 6-10. 11-15 year olds may join us the week of June 18. Come make some art at the Art Museum!
Please note! Art Camp Registration will take place in the Museum’s lower level instead of the lobby this summer. Please use the handicapped accessible entrance to the right of the stairs. We look forward to seeing you Monday!
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
|The installation of Interstitial at the Centennial Complex is now complete. Artist Gerri Sayler reflects on her finished installation as the sunlight streams in from the overhead skylights. Interstitial will be on display through December of 2012.|
Inspired by both the landscape of Wyoming and the airy space inside the Centennial Complex, Idaho based artist Gerri Sayler (American, b. 1950) transforms the ordinary with her site-specific installation, Interstitial. With hundreds of strands of hot glue suspended between the skylights inside the Centennial Complex lobby, she is exploring water, clouds, and the space that exists between the landscape and the sky. Throughout the day, the changing light filters through the sculpture, alternating between opacity and transparency, airiness and shadows. Sayler creates these strands by drawing with hot glue into water, which rapidly cools the glue and holds it form.
Visit our Facebook Page to see a daily diary of the installation of Interstitial.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Visit our Facebook Page for daily photographs and updates as Gerri Sayler continues to work on Interstitial.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
|(l – r): Barbara Stone, curator of Journeys along the Sepik River: Tribal Art from Papua New Guinea; Rita Meyer, Vice President Wyoming of Rocky Mountain Power; and Susan Moldenhauer, Director & Chief Curator, UW Art Museum|
Friday, May 25, 2012
Museum Chief Preparator Stoney Smith and Preparator Conor Mullen worked closely with the artist and University Facilties Engineering to ready the space.
Once installation begins, a scissor lift is used to attach strands of monofilament and hot glue to each pre-strung expanse of twine. Stoney and Conor are on site to arrange each grouping of strands, spacing them on 4’ to 9’ lengths of bamboo and handing them to Gerri on the lift.
What is the most interesting part? Says Stoney, “Watching the piece develop and the play of light on the strands through the overhead windows.”
Visit us on Facebook to see an ongoing gallery of images showcasing this entire installation!
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
The Art Museum will be posting daily updates on our Facebook Page www.facebook.com/uwyoartmuseum. Stop by and Like Us to view this installation and other museum happenings!
Monday, May 21, 2012
If you are a printmaker, or interested in printmaking, our Francisco Goya exhibition is certain to interest you. As one of our Facebook fans quips:
"Printmakers, monster-lovers and Goya-enthusiasts, come see over 70 prints from Francisco Goya's Los Caprichos series!"
For up to the minute exciting information on all of our exhibitions, be sure to "like" us on Facebook. We now have a dedicated Facebook address so you can find us easily. http://www.facebook.com/uwyoartmuseum.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
ots of exciting information including: Exhibitions, Calendar of Events, Studio Art Programs, Summer Classes, Free Activities, Summer Art Camp, Teen Apprenticeship Program, Summer Teaching Institute, Museum Tour Program, Ann Simpson Artmobile, Touring Exhibition Service and much more! Find out about all the terrific summer happenings at the Art Museum!
Click here to begin enjoying the newsletter!
Friday, May 4, 2012
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Friday, April 20, 2012
A free cell phone audio tour is now available to museum visitors for the exhibition, Journeys along the Sepik River: Tribal Art from Papua New Guinea. The exhibition includes such items as dance masks, canoe prows, necklaces, and skull racks. The accompanying cell phone audio tour allows visitors to access additional information about these items by dialing a local number from their cell phone. The audio tour was written and recorded by the exhibition's curator, Barbara Stone.
For more information about exhibitions and services available at the Art Museum, please call 307.766.6622 or visit our website.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Brian Dickerson (American), Roseboom, 2011, oil, wax, mixed media on canvas and wood, 71 x 32 x 6 1/2 inches, courtesy of the artist
This is the final week to view two exhibitions at the Art Museum. Brian Dickerson: Constructed Paintings and Drawings and Woven Traditions: Native American Basketry of the Southwest will be on view through Saturday, April 21.
Dickerson explores the idea of remembered landscapes through minimal, three-dimensional paintings on wood. The heavily layered and reworked surfaces contain hidden forms that suggest deep emotional meaning and a sense of mystery.
Woven Traditions: Native American Basketry of the Southwest, features the Art Museum's collection of baskets made by the Navajo, Hopi and Tohono O'odham tribes. The baskets depict elaborate, traditional and contemporary designs, including turtles, spiders, butterflies and kachinas.
The Art Museum is open 10 am to 5 pm, Monday - Saturday with extended hours on Monday evenings until 9 pm. Admission is free. For more information on exhibitions, please call 307.766.6622 or visit our website.
Friday, April 13, 2012
On Monday evening, April 16 in the new Visual Arts Auditorium, the Art Museum and Art Department will host a screening of the second half of the PBS series, Art21. Two episodes from the series will be shown: "History" and "Boundaries," and will begin at 6 pm.
Art21 is a series organized every three years by PBS that focuses on contemporary artists from around the world. Through in-depth profiles and interviews, the series focuses on the creative methods and inspiration in today's art world.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information about Art21, please visit the PBS website. For more information about Art Museum public programs, please call 307.766.6622.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
The Art Museum has launched the 2012-2013 membership campaign. What does it mean to be a member of the Art Museum? Becoming a member is just one of the ways that you can support the educational and programming goals of the museum. The membership campaign raises 12% of the museum's annual operating budget and is a crucial part of keeping the Art Museum open and free to the public.
If you are interested in becoming a member, there is information on our website that outlines the benefits and rates of membership. If you'd like to receive a hard copy of the membership brochure with additional information about what the Art Museum does with membership dollars, please call 307.766.6622 and we can mail you one.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
This Saturday, a new exhibition will open at the Art Museum. Journeys along the Sepik River: Tribal Art from Papua New Guinea features more than 80 objects from three different collectors. The objects in the exhibition are primarily from the regions of the Sepik and Maprik rivers, and include ancestral and mythological figures, masks, war shields,drums, canoe prows, skull racks and items of personal adornment.
The exhibition is drawn, in part, from the recently gifted collection from the Salgo Trust for Education, originally acquired by the late Hungarian-American financier and diplomat, Nicolas M. Salgo, while on a trip to New Guinea with famed architect I.M. Pei in the early 1970s.
"Expanding the exhibition are objects lent by Wyoming artist Neltje and the former head of the UW Art Department and executive director of Jentel, Mary Jane Edwards, who visited Papua New Guinea in 2006," says Susan Moldenhauer, art museum director and chief curator. "Together, we are able to consider the individual interests and expertise of these three unique travelers."
Friday, March 9, 2012
If you have an elementary aged student, Spring Break Art Camp will also be next week at the Art Museum. Students will explore artwork on view in the museum and then using what they learned, make their own art projects in the Shelton Studio. Students will have the opportunity to work with a variety of materials, including painting and sculpture, and even writing! For more information or to register your student, please visit our website and check out the downloadable registration form here.
F0r more information about exhibitions or education programs, please call 307.766.6622.
Monday, March 5, 2012
Join us tonight for a film screening, Manufactured Landscapes, being held in conjunction with the exhibition, Edward Burtynsky: The Industrial Sublime, which is currently on view at the Art Museum. Here is what Zeitgeist Films has to say about this 2006 film by Jennifer Baichwal:
The screening will be at 7 pm and will be held next door to the Art Museum in the new Visual Arts Building Auditorium. The event if free and open to the public. The Art Museum will be open tonight until 9 pm, so you can go look at Burtynsky's work either before or after the film screening!
For more information about exhibitions and public programs, please call 307.766.6622 or visit our website.
Friday, March 2, 2012
The 37th Annual Juried University of Wyoming Student Exhibition will only be on view for two more weeks. The exhibition includes work from students across campus and in a variety of mediums, including sculpture, painting, video art, and photography. A cell phone audio tour is available for select pieces in the exhibition and were recorded by the student artists. If you haven't visited the Art Museum to see the great work being created at UW, be sure to stop in soon!
This exhibition will be the basis for the Education Department's Spring Break Art Camp, which will be held March 12-16. For more information, or to register your student, please call 307.766.3515.
For more information about exhibitions, education classes, or public programs, please visit our website or call 307.766.6622.
Friday, February 10, 2012
20:20 for statewide artists will be held on Friday, March 30 at the Sublette County Public Library at 7:30 pm. This event is being held in conjunction with the CLICK! Symposium. For those wishing to participate in 20:20 you must be signed up for CLICK!
20:20 is a fast-paced presentation format whereby presenters are allotted 20 images, which are shown for 20 seconds each. The total presentation time is therefore only 6 minutes and 40 seconds. Presentations by individual visual artists, art groups and educators from across the state are welcome. 20:20 is an opportunity to share accomplishments, new work and new ideas from across the region.
Advance sign-up is required and offered on a first come, first served basis. 20 images must be in a PowerPoint format and sent to UW Art Museum Assistant Curator Rachel Miller by Wednesday, March 21. For more information, or if you have questions, please contact her at 307.766.6621 or firstname.lastname@example.org.