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Pat Guthrie Special Exhibitions Teaching Gallery

Fall Semester

August 21 - December 23, 2021

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 2021 semester at the University of Wyoming (UW) and Laramie County Community College (LCCC) Albany County campus. Faculty from a range of academic disciplines select artwork from our permanent collection to support the content and learning goals of their respective classes.

This method of object-based teaching and learning invites inquiry, curiosity, and creative thinking into the students’ educational experience. These skills are tools to prepare our future workforce and leaders, no matter their path, and help enliven the cultural experience in Wyoming.

This semester, we welcome students and faculty from the following courses into the museum:


Albert Bierstadt, German/American, 1830-1902, In the Tetons, Not dated, Oil on canvas

ENR 1101: Thinking Like a Mountain: Environmental Problems, Interdisciplinary Solutions

Maggie Bourque, Associate Lecturer, Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources, UW

What is the nature of environmental challenges? Pioneering environmental thinker Aldo Leopold proposed that we “think like a mountain” to understand our interconnected world. From water scarcity in the West to energy development, wildlife, and climate change, students will be challenged to think holistically, critically, and across disciplinary boundaries to understand and imagine solutions to our world’s most pressing and complex environmental and natural resource challenges.

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


Robert T. McCall, American, 1919-2010, From The Apollo Story, 1973, Lithograph on paper

CHEM 1000: Introduction to Chemistry

Dr. Samira Caamano, Faculty Instructor, LCCC

Works selected for this introductory lab-based science course are tangible examples of chemistry from daily life, and focus on artmaking materials, techniques, and art conservation methods. Throughout the semester, students will use the artwork to discuss chemical compounds; identify organic functional groups; and study atomic structure, chemical bonding, and atomic properties of matter.

Image information: Robert T. McCall (American, 1919-2010), From The Apollo Story, 1973, lithograph on paper, 30 x 22-1/2 inches, gift of Dr. Byron C. Butler, 1979.107.1


Unidentified Artist, Ethiopian, Not dated, Untitled – St. George and the dragon with, Ethiopian script, Pigment on hide

HIST/ANTH 2600: Forgotten Africa: Introduction to African Civilizations

Dr. Alexandra Celia Kelly, Assistant Professor, Department of History and Anthropology, UW

This survey course introduces students to African states and empires, dating from classical to modern times. The course challenges depictions of Africa as timeless and underdeveloped within contemporary narratives. Artwork selected for this class will be used to highlight the continent’s vibrant cultures, sophisticated technologies, dynamic and complex political systems, and participation in long-distance trade.

Image information: Unidentified Artist (Ethiopian), Untitled – St. George and the dragon with Ethiopian script, not dated, pigment on hide, 36 x 29 x 1 inches, gift of Anne C. Mears, 2013.21.25



Jarle Rosseland, Norwegian, b.1952, Clown's Garden, 1975, Color linocut on paper

GEOL 2080: General Field Geology

Erin Stoesz, Assistant Lecturer, Science & Math Teaching Center, UW

This course introduces basic concepts of geology and field techniques emphasizing interpretation of geologic features in the field. The artwork selected for this course includes local and regional examples of geologic formations. Throughout the semester, students will use the artwork to practice observation, visual analysis, and sketching.

Image information: Jarle Rosseland (Norwegian, b.1952), Clown's Garden, 1975, color linocut on paper, 16-1/4 x 19-1/4 inches, gift of Professor and Mrs. E. Gerald Meyer, 1981.163.0

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