Monday, July 30, 2012

Final Week!

This week is the final week to view two exhibitions at the University of Wyoming Art Museum. If you haven't stopped by yet, you don't want to miss the opportunity to see these!

Thursday, July 26, 2012


Gerri Sayler, the artist behind "Interstitial", now on display at the Art Museum, keeps a visual diary of inspiration on her blog. We were excited to see so much of what inspired Gerri while she spent time with us here in Wyoming. We hope you will be inspired too!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Herbert Vogel

The University of Wyoming Art Museum staff and advisory board are saddened to hear of the passing of the prolific art collector, Herbert Vogel.

Herbert Vogel, a retired postal clerk and his wife, Dorothy, a former librarian, spent 45 years and their life savings collecting contemporary American art. Recognizing their collection would be too unwieldy for one institution, and with a desire to share their collection broadly, they developed The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States, through the National Gallery in Washington, DC, in which 50 works of art have been distributed to a public collection in each of the 50 states. The University of Wyoming Art Museum was chosen as the Wyoming participant in the program.

More information about Herbert Vogel and the entire gift to the University of Wyoming Art Museum and other institutions can be viewed on the Vogel 50 x 50 website:

We would like to extend our sympathies to Dorothy Vogel and all who mourn Mr. Vogel.  He will be missed by many in the art community.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

The Laramie Boomerang published this terrific article featuring Meghan Meier and the mural "Escape." Meghan is working on this new mural at Garfield and Second Streets in downtown Laramie as part of the Laramie Mural Project.

Click here to read more . . .

Friday, July 20, 2012

UW Art Museum to Present Panel Discussion

A panel discussion in conjunction with the exhibition, Journeys along the Sepik River: Tribal Art from Papua New Guinea will be held on Monday, July 23 at 7 p.m. in the Visual Arts Building, room 111. The exhibition in the University of Wyoming Art Museum will be open for viewing before the panel presentation.

Journeys along the Sepik River is partially drawn from a recent gift from The Salgo Trust for Education and features other items lent by Wyoming artist Neltje, and long-time arts advocate and executive director of the Jentel Foundation, Mary Jane Edwards.  Both Neltje and Edwards will be participants of the panel discussion.  The exhibition curator, Barbara Stone, will moderate.  The panel will focus on themes of the exhibition, the uses – both functional and decorative – of some of the objects on view, as well as on personal perspectives of traveling to Papua New Guinea.  This event is free and open to the public.  

Thursday, July 19, 2012

"Escape" starts to take shape!

Meghan Meier continues to work on "Escape" at the corners of Garfield and Second Streets in downtown Laramie. It's an exciting process to watch the pieces of the mural come together!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Mural Underway in Downtown Laramie!

Laramie artist Meghan Meier is power washing the north and east walls of Undercover Beds and Spa at Garfield and Second Streets in preparation for her mural "Escape." Meghan designed the work specifically for this space. Check back here for updates as the mural progresses!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Join our Team at the Art Museum!

Join our team at the Art Museum! The Art Museum seeks a dynamic, organized team player to assist with special events, including the Gala, board meetings, and annual Festival of Trees this fall. This is a temporary, full-time position through mid-November. University of Wyoming is an EEO/AA employer. For information or to apply, please visit the UW Human Resources website:

Monday, July 9, 2012

Add some Sunshine to your Week!

Paint Pony Express classes start this week with classes for kids ages 4-12. Find out all the information on our website, along with registration forms and contact information. We'll have all sorts of fun projects and activities for those budding artists!

Find out more here:

Friday, July 6, 2012

Art Camp Starts Next Week!

Know a kid who likes to make art? Send them our way! Our Paint Pony Express classes start next week and run for three weeks in July. The schedule is as follows:

Ages 3-5; Tuesdays, July 10, 17, 24
Ages 6-9: Wednesdays, July 11, 18, 25
Ages 10 - 12: Thursdays, July 12, 19, 26

Classes run from 1-3 p.m.  Best of all: they are FREE!

Find out more on our website:

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Happy Birthday America!

Happy Birthday America! The University of Wyoming Art Museum will be closed Wednesday July 4 in observance of Independence Day. Regular hours will resume Thursday July 5.