Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Exhibition of Papua New Guinea Objects Opens this Saturday

Installation is almost complete for the new exhibition of objects from Papua New Guinea.

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

Spring Break at the Art Museum

Students work on art projects during last year's Spring Break Art Camp.

Are you staying in town for Spring Break? The Art Museum has plenty to see and do next week! The 37th Annual Juried UW Student Exhibition is only on view through next Saturday, March 17, so be sure to stop in next week to see the wide variety of work being created by students across campus. A free cell phone audio tour is also available for select pieces and were recorded by the art students who created the work.

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

Film Screening on Edward Burtynsky Tonight

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 film follows him through China, as he shoots the evidence and effects of that country’s massive industrial revolution. With breathtaking sequences, such as the opening tracking shot through an almost endless factory, the filmmakers also extend the narratives of Burtynsky’s photographs, allowing us to meditate on our impact on the planet.

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

Only 2 More Weeks to View Student Exhibition

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.