Friday, October 28, 2011

Art Museum Closed Tomorrow

A reminder that the Art Museum will be closed tomorrow - Saturday, October 29th - due to construction on the adjacent Visual Arts Building.

We're excited for our new neighbor to be open and we apologize for any inconvenience that this closure may cause.

The Art Museum will be open on Monday from 10 am to 9 pm, and Tuesday - Saturday of next week from 10 am to 5 pm.

For more information, please call 307.766.6622.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Touring Exhibition Service at the Art Museum

Ginnie Madsen, Passing, Laramie, 2008, block print, 7 x 8 inches, courtesy of the artist

Did you know that the UW Art Museum has a Touring Exhibition Service that travels exhibitions of original art around the state?

The Touring Exhibition Service offers exhibitions at no charge to Wyoming organizations plus one-way shipping (roundtrip shipping to out of state organizations). These exhibitions are designed for sites such as libraries, schools, community centers, galleries and museums. Insurance, press releases, publicity photos and exhibition interpretation is provided by the UW Art Museum. You can learn about the available exhibitions and find the touring schedule on our website.

For information and to schedule any of these exhibitions, contact Peter Lundskow, Registrar, at 307.766.6634 or

Art Express: Touring Exhibition Service is funded in part by the National Advisory Board of the UW Art Museum with additional support from FMC Corporation.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Art Museum Closed on Saturday, Oct. 29

The Art Museum will be closed this Saturday, October 29. Construction on the new Visual Arts Building that is adjacent to the Art Museum often requires tie-ins to water and power lines that are shared between the buildings. This Saturday, water pumps that service both buildings are scheduled to be replaced, and with the complete shut-down of the water system, the Art Museum is unable to serve our visitors.

We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause. The Art Museum will be open on Friday, 10 am to 5 pm, and we will resume our usual hours on Monday, 10 am to 9 pm. If you have any questions or concerns, please call us at 307.766.6622.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Community Night at McAlister's Deli to Support the Shelton Studio

McAlister's Deli is hosting a Community Night next Wednesday, October 19. Join the Art Museum for dinner between 5 pm and 9 pm and 10% of proceeds will go to support the Shelton Studio scholarship fund.

The scholarship fund allows student artists to attend Shelton Studio classes and art camps. For more information on this event, or about available scholarships, please contact Master Teacher Heather Bender at 307.766.3515 or

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Look for Your Gala Invitation in the Mail

Invitations for this year's gala have been mailed out! The theme for this year's event is "Fiesta!" The gala is the Art Museum's annual black tie fundraiser with dinner, dancing, and live and silent auctions. It's a great way to connect with fellow supporters of the Art Museum and to win great items!

If you haven't received an invitation and would like us to mail you one, or if you need to purchase tickets, please call Administrative Assistant Bev Schroeder at 307.766.3477.

Monday, October 10, 2011

AHC Exhibition on View at the Art Museum Featured in the Casper Star Tribune

The exhibition presented by the American Heritage Center (AHC), Terror in the Theater: Fifties Fears, which is currently on view at the Art Museum, is featured in today's Casper Star Tribune.

The article discusses the motivation behind the exhibition, some of the items included, and also some background information on the AHC. Every year a different archivist from the AHC curates an exhibition from one of their vast collections of archives, which is then put on view in one of the Art Museum's galleries.

For more information on the AHC, you can visit their website. For more information on the Art Museum and exhibitions, please visit our website.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Art Talk on Monday Night

Peony Patterned Lock, Late Chos┼Ćn, Lock: nickel, 3 x 5 x 1-3/4 inches, Key: iron, 6-1/2 x 1-3/4 x 3/8 inches, courtesy of The Korea Society and The Lock Museum

UW Department of History Chair and Associate Professor Michael Brose will present an Art Talk on Monday night, October 10 at 7 pm in conjunction with the exhibition, Talismans of Protection from Choson Korea: Antique Locks, Latches, and Key Charms.

The exhibition is on loan from the Lock Museum in Seoul, Korea and was organized for travel by the Korea Society, New York. It features antique metalwork from the Choson Dynasty, the last and longest reigning dynasty of Korea. Brose will be presenting historical and cultural background information on the Choson time period.

The Art Talk on Monday evening is free and open to the public. Talismans of Protection from Choson Korea: Antique Locks, Latches, and Key Charms is on view through December 22. For more information on public programs or exhibitions at the Art Museum, please visit the website or call 307.766.6622.