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Pat Guthrie Special Exhibitions Teaching Gallery

Fall Semester

September 29 - December 19, 2020

Pat Guthrie Special Exhibitions Teaching Gallery

About the Teaching Gallery

The Pat Guthrie Special Exhibitions Teaching Gallery presents four installations, each specific to a course taught during the Fall 2020 semester at the University of Wyoming. Faculty from a range of academic disciplines select artwork to support the content and learning goals of their classes. Object-based teaching and learning with artwork invites inquiry, curiosity, and creative thinking into the students’ educational experience.

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

Thomas Moran, (English-American, 1837-1926), Bitter Creek, Wyoming, 1879

Art & Art History 3760 American Art History

Dr. Rachel Sailor, Associate Professor, Department of Art & Art History

This course is an investigation of American art from the 17th through the 19th century. Students discuss painting, sculpture, printmaking, and architecture as they relate to the colonial development of the United States. Emphasis is placed on developing a critical understanding of art as it paralleled the development of colonization in North America.

Image information: Thomas Moran, (English-American, 1837-1926), Bitter Creek, Wyoming, 1879, Watercolor and pencil on paper, 4-7/8 x 10-7/8 inches, In memory of John D. Fryxell, 2009.3.1


Alexandre Gregoire, (Haitian, 1922-2001) Birds, Not dated

Art & Art History 3430
Methods I: Art Education Studio

Kathleen Frye, Assistant Professor, Department of Art & Art History

In this course, students investigate ways to translate art making practices and media into K-12 arts curricula — including interdisciplinary approaches — while developing effective approaches to teaching K-12 learners. Students design and implement lesson plans and also create their own artwork inspired by their studio investigations.

For the fall of 2020, Art Education students will conduct scientific investigations of the ecosystem of the Laramie River and then create works of art that communicate what they learn to a general audience. 

Image information: Alexandre Gregoire, (Haitian, 1922-2001) Birds, Not dated, Oil painting on Masonite, 16 x 14 inches, Gift of Mr. Richard Plotka, 1975.19


Joseph LeBoit, (American 1907 – 2002), Madonna and Child, 1935

History 4990-02 Nazi Germany and the Holocaust

Dr. Adam A. Blackler, Assistant Professor, Department of History

The Third Reich orchestrated the mass murder of nearly twelve million men, women, and children in Europe and the western expanses of the Soviet Union between 1939 and 1945. This course will explore the history, memory, and legacy of Nazi Germany and the Holocaust. Students will engage closely with historiographical debates on the rise of Adolf Hitler, the evolution of his genocidal program, and the looming presence of National Socialism in the world today.

Image info: Joseph LeBoit, (American 1907–2002), Madonna and Child, 1935, Etching and aquatint on paper, 14-1/4 x 10-3/4 inches, Gift of Works Progress Administration, 1968.35


Katsushika Hokusai, (Japanese, 1760-1849), Tago-No-Ura, Between 1760-1849

University Honors Program 1020 Honors Colloquium I

17 class sections taught by Honors College faculty

Honors Colloquium is a two-semester sequence of courses. The first semester is united under the theme "Dreams and Realities" and is designed to introduce first-year students to modes of inquiry and expression. Artwork selected for the Teaching Gallery explores the concept of time and complements one of the colloquium’s common readings, Einstein’s Dreams by Alan Lightman. The novel is a poetic collage of stories dreamed by Albert Einstein in 1905, about time, relativity and physics, and the possibility of new worlds and realities.

Image info: Katsushika Hokusai, (Japanese, 1760-1849), Tago-No-Ura, Between 1760-1849, Woodcut on Paper, 9-7/16 x 13-7/8 inches, Friends of the UW Art Museum Purchase, 1983.14

Related Program:

Lunchtime Conversations with Curators, Wednesday, December 2, 12-1 p.m., virtual event, Free 

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


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.
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.

Please contact Raechel Cook, Curator of Academic Engagement, to discuss options.


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