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Teaching Gallery

On View

American Indian Studies 2345 – American Indians and Film; Art 3760 – American Art History; Art/History/American Studies/Anthropology 2700 – Introduction to Museology; Environment and Natural Resources 1101 – First Year Seminar: Thinking Like a Mountain 

September 3 – December 17, 2016
Pat Guthrie Special Exhibitions Teaching Gallery

The Art Museum continues the successful teaching gallery model in in the Pat Guthrie Special Exhibitions Teaching Gallery by working closely with faculty from History, Art History, the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources, and American Indian Studies.  

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Image: Albert Bierstadt (German/American, 1830-1902), In the Tetons, not dated, oil on canvas, 20-1/2 x 28-1/4 inches, Transfer from the Coe Foundation, 1974.78

Waste Land

On View

Waste Land: A Survey of Works by Brandon Ballengée, 1996 – 2016

September 10 – December 17, 2016
Art Museum Lobby, Friends, Colorado, Chicago, East, South One and South Two Galleries, Laramie Depot Park

The first US survey of American artist and biologist Brandon Ballengée is being mounted by the University of Wyoming Art Museum. The project includes a major exhibition, Waste Land: A Survey of Works by Brandon Ballengée, 1996 – 2016, a new site specific Love Motel for Insects, a series of educational and community-based events, and exhibition catalog. The project begins June 20 with the installation of Love Motel for Insects: Laramie Depot Park Variation and includes a new pollinator garden for the park. It opens on June 25 and continues through September 17, 2016. The museum exhibition will be on view September 10 to December 17, 2016.

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Image: Brandon Ballengée (American, b. 1974), DFA 155: Morpheus, 2013, unique Iris print on Arches watercolor paper, cleared and stained Pacific tree frog collected in Aptos, California in scientific collaboration with Stanley K. Sessions, 46 5/8 x 34 inches, lent by the artist


  • Works Progress Administration, Collections Exhibition, January 28 – May 13, 2017, Rotunda Gallery
  • University of Wyoming Art Department Faculty Exhibition, January 28 – March 18, 2017, Chicago and East Galleries
  • Pat Guthrie Teaching Gallery, January 28 - May 13, 2017
  • Beyond the Model: Women Artists from the Art Museum Collection, January 28 – July 29, 2017, South One Gallery, Boyle Gallery
  • Appalachia: Photographs by Shelby Lee Adams, 1989 - 2009, January 28 – May 13, 2017, South Two Gallery
  • 42nd Annual University of Wyoming Juried Student Exhibition, February 11 – March 18, 2017, Friends and Colorado Galleries

Exhibitions Overview

With Imagine Learning from the Masters as a guiding principle, the Art Museum’s exhibitions bring the world of art to Wyoming to support the academic mission of the University of Wyoming, provide original resource material for students of all ages, and enhance the cultural life of Wyoming’s citizens and visitors. The Art Museum features an average of 15-17 exhibitions annually. Exhibitions rotate generally on a semester schedule, allowing professors to incorporate original artwork into their curriculum and providing access for students to view and use the exhibitions as a resource for original research and scholarship. The schedule typically combines exhibitions curated from the permanent collection, contemporary art by regional, national and international artists, and art from the American West.

Several exhibitions are scheduled on an ongoing basis. The Annual University of Wyoming Juried Student Exhibition is open to any enrolled student at UW and provides insight to the array of work created by students across campus. Every December, the Laramie and Albany County Student Art Exhibition is featured in conjunction with the holiday celebrations, Happy Holidays, Laramie! and the Festival of Trees. A triennial UW Art Department Faculty Exhibition showcases artwork by the department’s faculty.

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