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Pat Guthrie Teaching Gallery Exhibition

January 19 - May 18, 2019

Pat Guthrie Teaching Gallery

What do a 19th century Japanese Utagawa Kuniyoshi woodblock print, a golden Pre-Columbian frog, and an Edgerton photo of a milk drop all have in common?

All these pieces and more are part of the Spring 2019 Pat Guthrie Teaching Gallery Exhibition, which presents artwork selected by faculty members for specific courses being taught during the current semester at the University of Wyoming. In partnership with the museum, faculty select works of art from our collection that support the content and learning outcomes of their courses.

We are excited to welcome students and faculty from the following courses into the museum:

Milk Drop Coronet

Honors 4151 special topics: We Are What We Eat
Dr. Karagh Brummond, honors College

We Are What We Eat is an interdisciplinary upper division Honors College course that strives to teach and exemplify the many disciplines that surround food. This course integrates many topics including but not limited to the biological, political, pathological, and artistic aspects of food consumption and availability. Works of art selected for this class give students another avenue to explore the multifaceted role of food across time, history, and culture.

Image: Harold Eugene Edgerton (American, 1903-1990), Milk Drop Coronet, 1957, Photograph (dye transfer photograph) - chromogenic print, 17-7/16 x 13-1/8 inches, 1986.49


True Story of the Faithful Samurai

Classics/English 4270: Classical Epic Poetry
Dr. Laura De Lozier, Department of Modern & Classical Languages

In Classical Epic Poetry, students explore English verse translations of Hesiod’s Theogony and Works & Days, Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey, and Vergil’s Aeneid. Artworks selected for this course will help students further examine the nostos or homecoming and the complex experiences of men and women in different cultures throughout history who return to an old or new home after war.

Image: Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797-1861), No. 9 Hidetomo Onodera from the series True Story of the Faithful Samurai (47 Ronin), 1847, woodblock print, University of Wyoming, College of Arts and Sciences Transfer, 1984.128.2


Frog, Pre-Columbian

Honors 4151 special topics: Stealing Culture: The Intersection of Art & Law
Nicole M. Crawford, University of Wyoming Art Museum Chief Curator and Dr. Darrell D. Jackson, College of Law

Stealing Culture is an upper division honors class that examines the different forms of theft that directly impact museums: cultural, fraudulent, and physical. This interdisciplinary class introduces students to the laws governing and the circumstances behind topics regarding visual arts as cultural goods, international theft and smuggling of works of art, forgery, art museums, architectural preservation, and related matter.

Image: Frog (Veraguas Style, Panama), Pre-Columbian, Gold and copper, 2-3/10 x 1-3/5 x 3/4 inches, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Louis O. Williams, 1983.126


Manito Trail Install

Latina/o Studies 1101 First Year Seminar: Latina/o Popular Culture
Dr. Margarita E. Pignataro, English Department and School of Culture, Gender & Social Justice

Latina/os belong to a vibrant history of creative expression. In Latina/o Popular Culture, students will be exposed to visual art, popular music, contemporary literature, and critical scholarship to consider the values and struggles of the largest minority group in the United States.

Image: Following the Manito Trail, installation view, 2017 (UW Art Museum)

About the Teaching Gallery

The Pat Guthrie Teaching Gallery is designed to meet the needs of the academic community but it is also open to the public. It provides a glimpse into the broad range of courses offered across campus and a window into the many ways the Art Museum supports UW’s academic mission. Student projects and public presentations also create the possibility of dialogue among faculty, students and members of the community.

How the Teaching Gallery Works

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. Faculty may schedule class visits to the gallery, arrange meetings with museum education and curatorial staff, and encourage students to engage with the artwork independently outside of class time. The artwork is available to students throughout the semester for use during the museum’s public hours.

I am a faculty/instructor and I am interested in using the teaching gallery

Exhibitions planning for the teaching gallery begins a minimum of one semester in advance. 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. Please contact Raechel Cook, Curator of Academic Engagement, to discuss options.

  • Funded in part by the Pat Guthrie Special Exhibitions Teaching Gallery Endowment
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