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Traveling Exhibitions

The Touring Exhibition Service offers exhibitions at no charge to Wyoming organizations plus one-way shipping (roundtrip shipping 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 Museum is currently reserving locations and dates for several new exhibitions. For more information or to schedule any of these exhibitions contact Sarah Gadd, museum registrar, at (307)766-6634 or
Art Express: Touring Exhibition Service is funded in part by the National Advisory Board of the UW Art Museum with additional support from FMC Corporation.

2015-16 Schedule:

Through the Looking Glass: Portrait of the Artist

August 2015 – Sheridan Senior Center – Sheridan, WY


Kimonos: Strappo Prints by Harold Garde

October 2015 – February 2016 – Casper College, Casper, WY


Cyrus Baldridge: An American Artist in China

Available for scheduling                                             


The Botanical Series: The Photographic Work of Gerald Lang and Jennifer Anne Tucker

August 2015 – Natrona County Public Library, Casper, WY

Available for scheduling


Blackfeet Indian Tipis: Design and Legend

August 17 – September 14, 2015 – Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum, Jackson, WY

September 21 – October 19, 2015 – Little Snake River Museum, Savery, WY

January – February, 2016 – Northwest College, Powell, WY

March, 2016 – Crook County Library, Sundance, WY

April, 2016 – Moorcroft Branch Library, Moorcroft, WY

May – June, 2016 – Washakie County Library, Worland, WY

July – October, 2016 – Casper College, Casper, WY

June – September, 2017 – Washakie Museum and Cultural Center, Worland, WY


Current Exhibitions: 

Kimonos: Strappo Prints by Harold Garde

 kimonoHarold Garde (American, b. 1923), a graduate from the University of Wyoming, creates work that is deeply rooted in abstract expressionism.  He leaves the pure abstraction behind and concentrates instead on finding and conveying the beauty of simple shapes.  Garde usually works in a series by using tangible objects and symbols as recurring subjects that engage and elicit a personal response from the viewer.   In his series of kimonos his explores the ‘T’ shape of the garment and creates a mixture of variations from bold to subtle.

To create the strappo print, a technique he invented, Garde paints in reverse on a piece of glass, adding layers and finally peeling off the smooth result.   On the finished print the top layer of paint is actually the first layer applied; the opposite of a painting.  This allows Garde to carefully consider each stroke of color applied.  Garde is a painter’s painter.  He is interested in what paint can do, making marks that expressively respond to his thoughts and actions. 


IMAGE: Harold Garde (American, b. 1923), Gray Kimono, not dated, strappo print, 6-3/4 x 5 inches, lent by the artist



The Botanical Series: The Photographic Work of Gerald Lang and Jennifer Anne Tucker


The Botanical Series: The Photographic Work of Gerald Lang and Jennifer Anne Tucker explores the botanical art tradition by combining science and art with the use of a scanner and digital printer creating images of remarkable clarity and beauty.


IMAGE: Gerald Lang and Jennifer Anne Tucker, Meadowsweet, Filipendula rubra, archival pigment ink digital print, courtesy of the artists






baldridgeCyrus Baldridge: An American Artist in China

Cyrus Baldridge:  An American Artist in China presents a selection of works from the Art Museum’s permanent collection that were completed during the artist’s journeys in Asia where he captured the people and the landscape. 

While traveling through Asia in the 1920s, his exposure to the sparse lines of traditional Asian art dramatically affected his style.  He learned traditional techniques from Japanese and Chinese masters and produced numerous etchings, drypoint, and woodblock prints.  This transition away from traditional illustration brought Baldridge acclaim and recognition as an artist.  This success led to several important commissions and by the early 1940s, he had illustrated more than one hundred books and magazine articles, and had a successful career in the American Southwest as a painter.

Works from this pivotal point in Baldridge’s career are included in this exhibition and through these artworks, the transition from illustrator to his use of free, sparse lines is evident and gives the rare opportunity to see the work of an artist in transition.


tipisBlackfeet Indian Tipis:  Design and Legend

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. 


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