Friday, April 20, 2012

Cell Phone Audio Tour Now Available for Papua New Guinea Exhibition

A free cell phone audio tour is now available to museum visitors for the exhibition, Journeys along the Sepik River: Tribal Art from Papua New Guinea. The exhibition includes such items as dance masks, canoe prows, necklaces, and skull racks. The accompanying cell phone audio tour allows visitors to access additional information about these items by dialing a local number from their cell phone. The audio tour was written and recorded by the exhibition's curator, Barbara Stone.

For more information about exhibitions and services available at the Art Museum, please call 307.766.6622 or visit our website.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Final Week to View Two Exhibitions

Brian Dickerson (American), Roseboom, 2011, oil, wax, mixed media on canvas and wood, 71 x 32 x 6 1/2 inches, courtesy of the artist

This is the final week to view two exhibitions at the Art Museum. Brian Dickerson: Constructed Paintings and Drawings and Woven Traditions: Native American Basketry of the Southwest will be on view through Saturday, April 21.

Dickerson explores the idea of remembered landscapes through minimal, three-dimensional paintings on wood. The heavily layered and reworked surfaces contain hidden forms that suggest deep emotional meaning and a sense of mystery.

Woven Traditions: Native American Basketry of the Southwest, features the Art Museum's collection of baskets made by the Navajo, Hopi and Tohono O'odham tribes. The baskets depict elaborate, traditional and contemporary designs, including turtles, spiders, butterflies and kachinas.

The Art Museum is open 10 am to 5 pm, Monday - Saturday with extended hours on Monday evenings until 9 pm. Admission is free. For more information on exhibitions, please call 307.766.6622 or visit our website.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Screening Monday Evening of PBS Series, Art21

On Monday evening, April 16 in the new Visual Arts Auditorium, the Art Museum and Art Department will host a screening of the second half of the PBS series, Art21. Two episodes from the series will be shown: "History" and "Boundaries," and will begin at 6 pm.

Art21 is a series organized every three years by PBS that focuses on contemporary artists from around the world. Through in-depth profiles and interviews, the series focuses on the creative methods and inspiration in today's art world.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information about Art21, please visit the PBS website. For more information about Art Museum public programs, please call 307.766.6622.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

2012-2013 Membership Campaign

The Art Museum has launched the 2012-2013 membership campaign. What does it mean to be a member of the Art Museum? Becoming a member is just one of the ways that you can support the educational and programming goals of the museum. The membership campaign raises 12% of the museum's annual operating budget and is a crucial part of keeping the Art Museum open and free to the public.

If you are interested in becoming a member, there is information on our website that outlines the benefits and rates of membership. If you'd like to receive a hard copy of the membership brochure with additional information about what the Art Museum does with membership dollars, please call 307.766.6622 and we can mail you one.