Monday, February 25, 2013

Schedule the Touring Exhibition for Your Community

N. Jay Jaffee (American, 1921-1999), Self Portrait, NYC 1978, 1978, Gelatin Silver Print, 11-1/4 x 7-1/2 inches, gift of Dr. James A. Dewberry, Jr., University of Wyoming Art Museum Collection, 1983.66.1

Through the Looking Glass: The Portrait of the Artist is a new exhibition available through the University of Wyoming Art Museum’s Regional Touring Exhibition Service for exhibition periods of 4 to 6 weeks across the state.  The Touring Exhibition Service offers exhibitions at no charge to Wyoming organizations and are designed for sites such as libraries, schools, community centers, galleries and museums.  The only cost for each venue is one way shipping to the next venue.  The exhibition is labeled, interpreted, and crated for travel, and is accompanied by press releases, images, and education materials.

Through the Looking Glass: The Portrait of the Artist explores the tradition of self-portraits and portraits of artists in variety of mediums including drawings, prints and photography.   Involved in creative pursuits, artists become interesting candidates for portrait subjects and self-portraits allow for the artist to make a unique statement about themselves.  With traditional commissioned portraits the expectation is a favorable likeness of the sitter, however an artist’s self portrait or a portrait of the artist reveals more than the sitter’s physical appearance removing the conventional constraints and allowing for more experimentation.

If you would like to bring the Regional Touring Exhibition to your community, please contact Art Museum Registrar Fay Bisbee at 307.766.6634 or   

The Regional Touring Exhibition Service is funded in part by the UW Art Museum Gala Fund and the FMC Corporation. 

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