Wednesday, January 30, 2013

New Teaching Gallery This Semester

Leopold Hugo (American, 1863-1933), Untitled, not dated, gelatin silver bromide print, 7-7/8 x 5-15/16 inches, Gift of Hobson and Joan Harrell, University of Wyoming Art Museum Collection, 1983.72.4

The UW Art Museum plays a vital role in undergraduate and graduate instruction at the University of Wyoming.  For the spring semester of 2013, the Art Museum will initiate a teaching gallery model in the Pat Guthrie Special Exhibitions Teaching Gallery.  Works of art selected with faculty members for specific courses are installed and available to students throughout the semester for use during the museum’s public hours.

Four classes will be using the teaching gallery the first semester: History 4496/5496 – History of Mexico; Art 3510 – Printmaking I; Art 2265 – Photography I; and Art 3720 – Medieval/Islamic Art History.  
The new installation is divided into four sections, one exhibition per wall, with didactive information.  While the gallery is designed to meet the needs of the academic community, it is also open to the public in order to demonstrate connections between the Art Museum and teaching across the curriculum, supporting UW’s academic mission.

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