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Art Museum

Hours: Tues-Sat: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Extended hours Thursday until 7 p.m.

Closed Sunday & Monday

Admission: Free

Centennial Complex

2111 East Willett Drive

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-6622

Email: uwartmus@uwyo.edu

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Regional Touring Exhibition Service

Regional Touring Exhibition Service offers exhibitions at no charge to Wyoming organizations except for the cost of one-way shipping (round trip to out of state organizations). These exhibitions are designed for sites such as libraries, schools, community centers, galleries and museums. Insurance, press releases, publicity photos, and exhibition interpretation is provided by the Art Museum.

The Art Museum is currently reserving locations and dates for several new exhibitions. For more information or to schedule an exhibition contact the Collections Manager, Dara Lohnes-Davies.

  • Regional Touring Exhibition Service is funded in part by the National Advisory Board of the University of Wyoming Art Museum with additional support from Genesis Alkali, LLC and Union Wireless. This program has been in continuous service since 1982. Find an exhibition on display near you or arrange for one to come to your community today!

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2018 Schedule: 

Hans Kleiber: The Western Landscape
September 24- November 30, 2018 - Crook County Library

Identity and Gender Roles: The North American Indian Photographs of Edward S. Curtis
October 1-December 7, 2018 – Carbon County Education Center


Available for scheduling in January 2019:

  • The Butterfly Series from the Collection of  Jordan W. Finkelstein, MD, MSc
    Photographs by Gerald Lang and Jennifer Anne Tucker
  • Hans Kleiber: The Western Landscape

Exhibitions: 

The Butterfly Series from the Collection of  Jordan W. Finkelstein, MD, MSc

Photographs by Gerald Lang and Jennifer Anne Tucker

Throughout time and within culture, butterflies and moths have symbolized transitions in their broadest scope – transitions from death to life, dark to light, winter to spring, from one state of being to the next. When people are able to observe living science and transitions in the natural world, they are inspired to create symbols and myths. In that way, science and culture become intertwined. The culture that spawned from the science of butterflies and moths is one that speaks of great beauty, loss, and perseverance. However, it is subject to some very common misconceptions.

In creating the Butterflies Series, artists Gerald Lang and Jennifer Ann Tucker scanned butterflies and moths from the personal collection of Jordan W. Finkelstein, MD, MSc. Their process began by placing the delicate insects on the glass of a professional scanner. They then took scans at multiple depths of field and stacked those images one on top of the other. The process, known as focus stacking, generates ultra-high-resolution, multi-dimensional viewing experiences that are more commonly associated with scientific research. Within these high-resolution scans, the scales, fur, structures, and patterns of life and disintegration become visible as science and art entwined.

Gerald Lang is an emeritus professor of art and integrated arts at Penn State University. Jennifer Anne Tucker received her master’s degree in fine arts photography from Penn State University. As a couple, together they own The Studio at Hill Crystal Farm in Spring Mills, Pennsylvania.

IMAGE: Gerald Lang and Jennifer Anne Tucker, Batesia hypochlora (Painted beauty butterfly), 2016, digital scan, 9 x 11-7/8 inches, courtesy of the artists, butterfly from the collection of Jordan W. Finkelstein MD, MSc 


Hans Kleiber: The Western Landscape

American art from the West reinforces the region’s identity and meaning as a place, especially that of Wyoming.  Hans Kleiber (1887-1967) depicted the West, from epic myth to sentimental nostalgia. He used his time working for the Forest Service around Sheridan, Wyoming to illustrate the abundance of wildlife native to Wyoming set in the landscape. Hans Kleiber: The Western Landscape provides a selection of prints from the Art Museum’s collections, depicting the uniqueness of the landscape in the West. 

IMAGE: Hans Kleiber (German/American, 1887-1967), Winter in the Big Horns, etching on paper, 5-3/4 x 6-3/4 inches, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Frank R. Hoadley, 1968.40

 

 

 


Identity and Gender Roles: The North American Indian Photographs of Edward S. Curtis 

Identity and Gender Roles: The North American Indian Photographs of Edward S. Curtis presents a selection of works from the Art Museum’s permanent collection.

Although forgotten for many years, today, Edward S. Curtis (American, 1869-1952) is one of the most recognized and celebrated photographers of Native North American Tribes. In the early 20th century, Curtis launched The North American Indian project, a thirty-year mission which he described as an effort “to form a comprehensive and permanent record of all the important tribes of the United States and Alaska that still retain to a considerable degree their...customs and traditions.” He sought to create a scholarly and artistic work that would document the ceremonies, beliefs, customs, daily life, and leaders of these groups before they “vanished.”

IMAGE: Edward Curtis (American, 1868-1952), Grinding Wokas – Klamath, 1923, photogravure, 7-7/16 x 5-1/2 inches, gift of Mr. W. Douglas Hickey, 1982.105.405


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Art Museum

Hours: Tues-Sat: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Extended hours Thursday until 7 p.m.

Closed Sunday & Monday

Admission: Free

Centennial Complex

2111 East Willett Drive

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-6622

Email: uwartmus@uwyo.edu

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