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New Acquisitions: The UW Art Museum Collection

May 27 - August 26, 2017

Pat Guthrie Special Exhibitions Gallery


Collecting lies at the heart of the UW Art Museum’s activities, advancing its mission to collect, preserve, exhibit, and interpret visual art from around the world to challenge, inspire, and educate.  Acquisitions are made possible through gifts from generous donors or purchases with endowment funds designated for collections.  All potential acquisitions are carefully considered based on existing areas of strength and relevance, and within the context of supporting the University of Wyoming’s academic and cultural missions.  As a result the Art Museum is able to add significant artworks that range from important art historical works to new contemporary pieces. New Acquisitions: The UW Art Museum Collection highlights some important recent acquisitions to the permanent collection in the last year. 

  • Funded in part by Pat Guthrie Special Exhibitions Endowment Funds


Left: Harold Garde (American, b. 1923), Mask and Two Heads, 1988, acrylic on canvas, 62-1/8 x 54 inches, gift of the Garde Family, 2016.8 

Right: Hung Liu (Chinese/American, b. 1948), New Old World Symphony: Blue Foot, 2008, 10-3/4 x 8-7/8 inches, gift of Albert and Sue Sommers, 2016.10

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