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Art Museum

Hours: Mon-Sat: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Monday's until 7 pm, February - April, September - November

Admission: Free

2111 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 TRONOX 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!

  


2017 Schedule: 

Blackfeet Indian Tipis: Design and Legend
June – September, 2017 – Washakie Museum and Cultural Center, Worland, WY

Identity and Gender Roles: The North American Indian Photographs of Edward S. Curtis
April, 2017 – Crook County Public Library, Sundance, WY

Identity and Gender Roles: The North American Indian Photographs of Edward S. Curtis
May, 2017 – Hulett Branch Library, Hulett, WY

Hans Kleiber: The Western Landscape
October – November 2017 - Carbon County Higher Education Center

 

Current Exhibitions: 

Blackfeet Indian Tipis: Design and Legendtipis

The painted tipi was an important traditional art form among most American Indian Plains tribes; but with the destruction of the great buffalo herds in the latter part of the 19th country, and the change from buffalo cow-hide tipis to canvas tipis, the tradition died out except among the Blackfeet. The tipis were of religious significance, being part of a complex of sacred objects, rituals, and taboos surrounding the American Indian owners as long as they possessed the tipis. According to the origin legends, many painted tipis were given to their first American Indian owners in dreams or visions.  Blackfeet Indian Tipis: Design and Legend is a portfolio of twenty-six tipis, of which a selection is on view, that were observed at one time or another of the encampments of the Blackfeet or Blood Reserves in 1944 or 45, at the time of the annual Sun Dance in early July.  In producing the silkscreen plates for this collection, every effort was made to show the tipis as they were in the mid-1940s when the original data was collected. 


 


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


New Fall 2017 Exhibition:

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


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Hours: Mon-Sat: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Monday's until 7 pm, February - April, September - November

Admission: Free

2111 Willett Drive

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-6622

Email: uwartmus@uwyo.edu

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