Friday, September 28, 2012

"Growth" Continues in Downtown Laramie!

Dan Toro, Growth, mural in progress in downtown Laramie.
The Laramie Mural Project is seeing the completion of its 2nd mural this summer on the corner of Grand and Garfield in downtown Laramie.  Created by Laramie artist Dan Toro, the mural represents the strength of communities who work together. 

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

Museum Day Live!

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!
For a list of museums across Wyoming participating in Museum Day Live, visit this link:

Friday, September 14, 2012

Wyoming River Fugues

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

Classes for Kids!

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

Fall Opening Reception at the UW Art Museum

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.

Art Talk TODAY, Sept. 6

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

UW Art Museum in the News!

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!