Friday, May 4, 2012

Two New Exhibitions Open This Saturday

Artist Linda Fleming and Art Museum Chief Preparator Stoney Smith install her large-scale sculpture, Fumerole, on the sculpture terrace.

Two new exhibitions open this Saturday at the Art Museum, just in time for graduation weekend!  Artist Linda Fleming was at the museum this week to help install her exhibition, Linda Fleming: Modeling the Universe, which include more than 60 maquettes and one large-scale sculpture on the terrace.  The maquettes offer insight into her creative process, while the large work, just outside and adjacent to the gallery, provides an example of the scale and space of one of her larger, completed works.

Also opening on Saturday is an exhibition from the permanent collection of artist self-portraits and portraits of artists.  Through the Looking Glass: The Portrait of the Artist is debuting at the Art Museum and is part of the museum's Touring Exhibition Service.  Starting in the fall, this exhibition will be available to schools, libraries, other museums and community institutions around the state for no charge except one way shipping.  Visit the Outreach page of the website to learn more about this service and how you can bring exhibitions of original artwork to your community.

Saturday is also the final day to view two photography exhibitions at the museum: Edward Burtynsky: The Industrial Sublime and Photography from the Twentieth Century, the Art Museum Collection, Part I.  

If you're going to be in Laramie for graduation, make a trip to the Art Museum a part of your plans!  We are open Monday-Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm and admission is free!  Call us at 307.766.6622 for more information on our exhibitions, or to help plan your visit!

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