Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Monday Nights at the Museum

The work of American Surrealist Leon Kelly is currently on view at the UW Art Museum, along with 4 other exhibitions.
Image: Leon Kelly (American, 1901-1982), The Reclining Moor, 1953, oil on canvas, 32 x 19-3/4 inches, photo courtesy of Gratz Gallery

Looking for a fun way to spend your Monday evenings now that the Olympics are wrapping up? The UW Art Museum is open late on Monday nights this spring. To accommodate those who work 9-5, students who need some extra time, and anyone who just can't fit in a museum visit during the day, we're open until 9 pm on Monday evenings during both the fall (Sept-Nov) and spring (Feb-April) semesters.

Monday evenings are also when we hold things like "The No-Stress Art Class: Exploring with Watercolor," a hands-on studio class for teens and adults who are interested in working with watercolor. No experience is necessary! Call the Education Department at 307.766.3496 for more information or to sign up.

Public programs by visiting artists are also often held on Monday evenings, so keep an eye out throughout the year for Art Talks and lectures. Coming up this Monday night, March 1, is 20:20 for students. Stop by to hear brief presentations and see images of work by UW art students. This event begins at 7 pm. Future Monday night programs include an Art Talk by American painter Harold Garde and curator Jeannie Dowis on Monday, March 30 at 7 pm. This will be followed by a small reception. Unless otherwise noted, public programs are free and open to the public.

So be sure to stop by the Art Museum on Monday nights this spring for a chance to check out all the exhibitions, hear from the artists, or take a class! For more information about all the exhibitions and programs the Museum has to offer, please visit the website or call 307.766.6622.

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