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In The News - 2020

November 2020

UW Art Museum to Host Virtual Holiday Events

Sweetwater Now, November 29, 2020 ‖ The University of Wyoming Art Museum will kick off the holiday season with the 28th annual Happy Holidays Dec. 3 and 5. All events will take place virtually.

UW art museum 28th annual Happy Holidays goes virtual

Laramie Boomerang, November 28, 2020 ‖ The University of Wyoming Art Museum will kick off the holiday season with the 28th annual Happy Holidays Dec. 3 and 5. All events will take place virtually.

Exhibit explores pandemic experiences

Laramie Boomerang, November 20, 2020 ‖ The last few months have been marked by upheaval, isolation and a departure from normal routines for many of us.

An online exhibit curated by the University of Wyoming Art Museum explores those feelings through works created by students and faculty at the UW College of Law.

How Hindus In Wyoming Are Celebrating Diwali, the 'Festival Of Lights,' Amid Pandemic

University of Georgia Public Radio, November 17, 2020 ‖ Interview with Sarita Talusani Keller, the UW Art Museum’s Artmobile educator, and UW senior Ragha Mohan on how Hindus in Wyoming are celebrating Diwali, the “Festival of Lights,” amid the ongoing pandemic. Diwali symbolizes the victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance.

UW Art Museum's virtual "Dispatches from Exile" exhibit explores what life is like in 2020

Wyoming Tribune Eagle, November 15, 2020 ‖ Sedgeley approached the museum and asked if it would be interested in sponsoring and facilitating this kind of show. Although he creates in his free time, Sedgeley didn’t have any experience in art exhibit curation, and he wanted to build a bridge between the university’s art and law departments.

Assistant Curator Michelle Sunset was tasked with the organization of the exhibit, and she was immediately onboard.

National Native American Heritage Month Virtual Events Planned at UW

UW News, November 10, 2020 ‖ A photo contest, “Rock Your Mocs,” will run Sunday, Nov. 15-Thursday, Nov. 19. Participants are urged to submit photos of their moccasins using hashtags #RockYourMocs2020 or #UWyoArtMuseum at, or visit the UW Art Museum at

UW Trio Contribute Book Chapter in ‘Critical Race Theory in the Academy’ Publication

UW News, November 2, 2020 ‖ University of Wyoming College of Law Professor Darrell Jackson, UW Art Museum Director Nicole Crawford and former UW law student Toni Hartzel have co-written a book chapter that focuses on race theory.

“Critical Race Theory in the Academy” explores the effects of race and culture on the expanse of the American social fabric. Other educators and scholars also contributed to the book. Each challenges the narrative in education and in society through the application of critical race theory with a goal of alleviating institutionalized racism.

October 2020

UW virtual symposium focuses on Heart Mountain

Powell Tribune, October 1, 2020 ‖ The University of Wyoming Art Museum and American Studies Program will host a series of talks, presentations and art activations during October.

September 2020


Oil City News, September 29, 2020 ‖ The history of Japanese American people incarcerated in Wyoming and other locations during World War II will be explored this October by the University of Wyoming (UW) Art Museum and American Studies Program, the university announced Tuesday.

Art Museum Re-open to Public

Laramie Boomerang, September 25, 2020 ‖ The UW Art Museum is set to re-open to the public Tuesday. The museum will be open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. Wednesdays from 10 a.m.-noon are reserved for high-risk visitors. Admission is free.

Crawford appointed permanent Director of UW Art Museum

Daily Rocket Miner, September 23, 2020 ‖ Nicole Crawford has been appointed director of the University of Wyoming Art Museum, following approval by the UW Board of Trustees during its meeting on Sept. 17. Crawford, the longtime curator of collections, had been interim director since February.

UW Art Museum to reopen September 29

Casper Star-Tribune, September 22, 2020 ‖ The University of Wyoming Art Museum will reopen to the public Tuesday, Sept. 29.

July 2020

Daily Rocket Miner, July 27, 2020 ‖ Fifteen educators from across the state recently participated in a Teacher Leader Institute pilot program designed by the University of Wyoming Art Museum education team.

Wyoming arts groups plan hybrids of in-person and virtual programming

Casper Star-Tribune, July 18, 2020 ‖ Visual arts venues around Wyoming have brought their programs online during the pandemic, including the University of Wyoming Art Museum.

The museum, closed since March, has offered a host of events online, including talks with curators, livestreamed yoga sessions and a new virtual summer camp for kids through Zoom.

From the basement into the light

Nelson Mail, July 11, 2020 ‖ Recently Josephine Cachemaille represented New Zealand at the Beijing Biennale and she currently has work in exhibitions at Te Uru Public Art Gallery in Auckland and the University of Wyoming Art Museum.

June 2020

UW Art Museum To Hold Virtual Summer Art Camp

Laramie Live, June 11, 2020 ‖ The University of Wyoming Art Museum will be offering Virtual Summer Art Camp on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the month of July. It is created for families and youths ages 6-15.

May 2020

As COVID-19 closed Wyo venues, artists migrated online

WyoFile, May 8, 2020 ‖ The University of Wyoming Art Museum has a buffet of videos and activities on its Facebook page

Art Museum plans virtual events

Laramie Boomerang, May 8, 2020 ‖ The University of Wyoming Art Museum is a busy place in the virtual world these days.

Since closing in March because of the COVID-19 pandemic, museum officials have developed activities for art-lovers of all ages, from children to adults.

UW Art Museum hosts online events

Casper Star Tribune, May 5, 2020 ‖ The University of Wyoming Art Museum's virtual Cocktails & Mocktails with Curators 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 6 features happy-hour version of the museum's Conversations with Curators where participants are welcome to "imbibe with a favorite libation from your home kitchen, or a delectable curbside concoction.

Artist Lindsay Linton Buk brings Wyoming women's stories into the light

Casper Star Tribune, May 2, 2020 ‖ Lindsay’s multimedia exhibit, “Women in Wyoming: Portraits and Interviews of Women Who Shape the West,” is on view at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody until Aug. 2. The exhibit will then travel to the University of Wyoming Art Museum and will open on Sept. 12. 

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