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July 2021

Registration now open for 2021 Plein Air in the Parks

County 10, July 13, 2021 ‖ Plein Air in the Parks is a collaborative weekend event presented this year by Wyoming State Parks, the Wyoming Arts Council, the Cody Country Art League, the Laramie Artists Project, and the University of Wyoming Art Museum.

June 2021

UW Art Museum to celebrate Summer Solstice

Laramie Boomerang, June 18, 2021 (Pay Wall) ‖ The University of Wyoming Art Museum is celebrating the longest day of the year — the summer solstice — by hosting its annual celebration this Saturday.

UW Art Museum unveils two new summer exhibitions

Laramie Boomerang, June 4, 2021 (Pay Wall) ‖ The University of Wyoming Art Museum unveiled two new summer exhibitions Tuesday, June 1, for the public.

The two exhibitions are titled "Staff Selects III: From the UW Art Museum Collection," and "Seen/Scene: Celebratory Photographs from the Collection." They will be on display until Aug. 7.


Laramie Live, June 4, 2021 ‖ The University of Wyoming Art Museum will be hosting its annual summer solstice celebration Saturday, June 19, from 11 am to 1 pm.

This free event celebrates the longest day of the year and the official beginning of summer.

May 2021

UW Art Museum hosts in-person and virtual gallery walk-through

Rocket Miner, May 3, 2021 ‖ The University of Wyoming Art Museum will host a free gallery walk-through featuring student award winners from the 46th annual Juried UW Student Exhibition from 5:30-7 p.m., Thursday, May 6.

April 2021

Bailey Schupp's art chosen for UW walkthrough

Pinedale Roundup, April 29, 2021 ‖ A Pinedale native will be featured in the University of Wyoming Art Museum’s free gallery walkthrough this year.

William Kentridge

ARTFORUM, April 2021 ‖ “Universal Archive” is a haunted show in which absence makes itself felt as presence. Even the artist is a kind of ghost. William Kentridge, with pitch-black ink, obsessively painted repeated variations of specific objects on pages of the Encyclopedia Britannica and the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary. He used a “good brush,” whose point held its shape and could create fine detail, as well as a “bad brush” that left behind the calligraphic wisps of a comet’s tail. Yet the images in this exhibition aren’t the originals but are exactingly made linocut prints that unerringly trace the artist’s hand.

March 2021

The arts in Laramie, Albany County resilient

Laramie Boomerang, March 31, 2021 (Pay Wall) ‖ It has been especially strange and difficult for everyone, including the arts community, which has historically relied on in-person interactions and community participation in order to flourish. March 2020 brought empty venues, museums, and exhibits. Art museums began posting virtual tours, and entertainers gave intimate peeks into their homes as they performed from their living spaces.

UW's Pat Guthrie Special Exhibitions Teaching Gallery helps students engage in unique ways

Wyoming Tribune Eagle, March 7, 2021; Laramie Boomerang, March 10, 2021; Pinedale Roundup, March 11, 2021; Rocket-Miner, March 13, 2021; Cody Enterprise, March 15, 2021 ‖ It’s difficult for college instructors to break the mold (or Zoom window, rather) in the era of COVID-19, but teachers at the University of Wyoming are using a medium that wouldn’t typically be in every syllabus: art.

Melissa Morris, assistant professor in the UW Department of History, is one such instructor. As a historian, she understands the power of imagery to reveal details about the time period during which it was made. This is her first time, however, being part of the UW Art Museum’s Pat Guthrie Special Exhibitions Teaching Gallery.

February 2021

Now showing: The 46th Annual Juried UW Student Exhibit

Laramie Boomerang, February 26, 2021 ‖ The University of Wyoming Art Museum is now displaying selected student work for their annual student exhibit. Submissions for artwork are open annually to any enrolled UW student. The 2021 exhibition is juried by Meredith Lynn, assistant curator and director of galleries at Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts.

William Kentridge exhibit brings slice of South Africa to UW Art Museum

Wyoming Tribune Eagle, February 7, 2021 ‖ The high plains of southeast Wyoming have little in common with the sprawling industrial city of Johannesburg, South Africa (other than their mining histories), but a University of Wyoming Art Museum exhibit aims to bridge the two cultures.

January 2021

The West on Horseback now on exhibit at the UW Art Museum

Wyoming Tribune Eagle, January 29, 2021 ‖ There is perhaps nothing more iconic to the imagery of the American West than the horse. Throughout the history of Westward expansion, this majestic beast has featured in romanticized versions of sprawling landscapes, and as a companion to the lonesome, weary traveler. Consider the popular symbol of Wyoming: the cowboy and the bucking horse.

UW Art Museum Director Talks About Insurrection's Impact On Art, History And Museums

Wyoming Public Media, January 22, 2021 ‖ When an insurrection mob violently pushed through the entrance of the Capitol building on January 6, the American Alliance of Museums issued a statement condemning the violence that occurred. They did so because the Capitol is more than a workplace, it's a living museum.

Wyoming Public Radio's Naina Rao spoke to University of Wyoming's Art Museum director, Nicole Crawford, on her perspective regarding the aftermath and effects the insurrection has made on art, history, and museums

Women in Wyoming exhibits powerful stories at UW Art Museum

Laramie Boomerang, January 15, 2021 ‖ On a Thursday morning, the University of Wyoming Art Museum was empty, save for a welcoming young person sitting at the front desk behind a Plexiglas shield. The murmuring of a woman’s voice echoed through the hallways.

Follow the woman’s voice to the gallery space, and you may find that you’re the only one there. But, you wouldn’t be alone. Rather, you would find yourself surrounded by influential women captured in vibrant portraits. This is artist Lindsay Linton Buk’s “Women in Wyoming: Portraits and Interviews of Women Who Shape the West.”

Jackson artist's "Women in Wyoming" exhibit at UW honors another side of the Cowboy State

Wyoming Tribune Eagle, January 10, 2021 ‖ Lynette St. Clair is one of 22 women interviewed by artist Lindsay Linton Buk for her Women in Wyoming project – a multi-layered piece that combines photography with in-depth conversations. Currently, it can be experienced online at or in person at the University of Wyoming Art Museum through July 17.

University Of Wyoming Law Professor, Law Student And Art Museum Director Explore Race Theory

Wyoming Public Media, January 4, 2021 ‖ University of Wyoming (UW) College of Law Professor Darrell Jackson, UW Art Museum Director Nicole Crawford and former UW law student have co-written a book chapter focusing on race theory.

December 2022

Art Museum Teaches Preschoolers Art

Branding Iron, December 8, 2022 ‖ The University of Wyoming Art Museum recently started incorporating pre-school programming into their weekly children’s activities called ‘Art Explorers.’ 

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