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Art Museum

Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Closed Saturday, Sunday, & Monday

Admission: Free

Centennial Complex

2111 East Willett Drive

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-6622

Email: uwartmus@uwyo.edu

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ACADEMIC ENGAGEMENT

Spring 2021 Academic Engagement Class Visit information

Our team of curators and educators specialize in making the world come alive through art and objects. This interdisciplinary way of teaching and learning is what we call Museum as Classroom and is not specific to any one discipline, but rather a way to synthesize and analyze the world around us through deep looking and discussions about objects.

The UW Art Museum remains committed to continuing our support of teaching and learning with art as our campus reopens for the Spring 2021 semester. We are modifying our class engagement options to accommodate online and hybrid teaching formats as outlined in UW’s reopening plan.


Important things to note:

  • In order to maintain proper social distancing, the number of people permitted in the museum depends on which space(s) you’d like to use. We will work with you to the best of our ability to make accommodations based on your teaching needs. The following capacity limits can be used for planning purposes. Please note, capacity numbers listed include faculty and a UWAM facilitator:   
    • Classroom Studio (Downstairs): 9 people total
    • Resource Room (Main Floor): 10 people total
    • Gallery space capacity is dependent upon the nature of each exhibition. Recommended: 17 people total
  • Due to gallery capacity limits, scheduling in advance is still required for self-guided, in-person gallery visits.
  • Masks are required.
  • In order to ensure a quality experience, please submit a class visit request form 3 weeks in advance if possible. 



The following virtual and in-person art experiences are meant to provide an overview of available options. Neighboring community colleges are still welcome! If you have questions, please contact Raechel Cook at raechel.cook@uwyo.edu.

 

Virtual Visit Options

  • Virtual Custom Artwork Slideshow: Self-Guided Experience

Designed to be used with synchronous or asynchronous class sessions.

  • High resolution images will be provided along with artist information in a Microsoft Sway presentation. Sway presentations can be accessed through the provided link and can be shared with anyone.
  • Virtual Classroom Visit: Guided Experience

Designed to be used with synchronous class session over Zoom.

  • The Curator of Academic Engagement will visit the classroom virtually. Work with the Curator of Academic Engagement to build a class session that connects your course learning objectives and themes to works of art in the UWAM collection. Students will engage with high resolution images of art through close looking and make connections between the art and their coursework.
  • Virtual Collections Visit: Guided Experience

Designed to be used with synchronous class session over Zoom. This option is best if you plan to look at 3-D artworks. This visit option will allow students to look at physical art objects through a HD video camera on Zoom.

  • Work in partnership with the Curator of Academic Engagement and Collections Manager to build a class session that connects your course learning objectives and themes with art from the permanent collection not currently on view. The Curator of Academic Engagement and the Collections Manager will present in the virtual classroom for this visit.

 

In-Person Visit Options 

(Available until Spring Break)

  • In-person Gallery Visit: Self-Guided Experience

Due to gallery capacity limits, scheduling in advance is still required.
Designed for face-to-face class sessions.

  • Self-guided visits to the museum will still be an option for students and faculty on campus whenever UWAM is open to the general public. UWAM will be implementing the current university policies on social distancing and limiting the number of visitors allowed in one gallery space at a time. Please still submit a tour request for self-guided visits.
  • In-person Gallery Visit: Guided Experience

Designed for face-to-face class sessions.

  • Guided visits to the museum will still be an option for students and faculty on campus whenever we’re open to the general public. UWAM will be implementing the current university policies on social distancing and limiting the number of visitors allowed in one gallery space at a time.
  • In-person Studio Session in Classroom Space: Guided Designed for face-to-face class sessions
  • Have (sanitized) art supplies, will travel! The Curator of Academic Engagement will visit your classroom with art supplies and a short artmaking activity based on your courses learning outcomes.
 

 

Planning for Future Art Experiences

  • Pat Guthrie Teaching Gallery

Now taking reservations for Fall 2021 and Spring 2022! Exhibitions planning for the teaching gallery begins a minimum of one semester in advance.  E-mail Raechel.cook@uwyo.edu for more information.

  • Each semester, up to four faculty from any academic discipline may request to use a wall in the teaching gallery and select artwork from our permanent collection that is specific to their course content. Teaching gallery exhibitions remain on view for the duration of the semester. The teaching gallery is intended for classes that will require students to visit the museum multiple times throughout the semester and complete an assignment that incorporates themes, ideas, and content related to the works on view.

 


Resources for Faculty & Instructors

Resource additions are ongoing. Check back often for more!

 

Close Looking: A Strategy for Engaging with Works of Art

A short introduction to close looking.

Close Looking Practice: Tools for Engaging with Art in Action

An introduction to close looking with a guided exercise.

Contact Us

Art Museum

Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Closed Saturday, Sunday, & Monday

Admission: Free

Centennial Complex

2111 East Willett Drive

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-6622

Email: uwartmus@uwyo.edu

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