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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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Museum as Classroom

Museum as Classroom

Introduction

Learning from the masters is a key objective of the University of Wyoming Art Museum. The museum has extensive education programs for all ages, including pre-K through 12th grade, university and college students, and adults. The education team, including a master teacher, creates programs that enhance and expand an understanding of art, culture and personal creativity for museum visitors based on the model observe, question, explore, create, and reflect. Using the museum's exhibitions – including the traveling Artmobile exhibits and the museum’s Traveling Exhibits program – as the focal point for these activities, participants experience diverse forms of visual expression through investigative museum and studio processes, connecting with artists and scholars across disciplines and areas of study.

The University of Wyoming Art Museum presents and collects world-class art, furthers programs that engage students and visitors in discussions that broaden an understanding of diverse perspectives, viewpoints, and cultures, and advances service to the state.

Through its Museum as Classroom approach, the University of Wyoming Art Museum places art at the center of learning for all ages, supports the academic mission of the University, assists in preparing our future workforce with essential skills, and enhances the cultural life of Wyoming’s citizens and visitors.

Here is what one of our students in the Honors Class said about her experience in this class, which is taught at the Art Museum by our Curator of Education and uses original art for primary research:

"At the beginning of the semester, I was unsure how I was going to do in this class as I had never viewed art as one of my fortes.  Although I never fully relinquished that anxiety I felt about art, I found that with each studio project I felt the challenge yet I was still able to produce something I never thought I could.  This class has definitely made me realize the importance of art within the classroom, not only are students able to better comprehend information but they are also able to create and form their own opinions."

Studies continue to confirm the importance of the arts in learning.  Skills such as thinking creatively, problem solving, persevering in perfecting skills, staying focused, and receiving constructive feedback help in preparing students of all ages for a productive and positive contribution to whatever pursuits they have in the future.  The Art Museum’s programs are essential to advancing learning in our youngest students, preparing our future workforce and leaders, and enlivening the cultural experience in Wyoming.

Our Educational Philosophy

The museum’s approach to interpretation and education encourages intellectual inquiry, supports, enhances and partners with the academic programs of the university and regional education systems, respects and encourages multiple perspectives and the exchange of ideas about the visual arts, demonstrates excellence in content through all of its programs; and enables the creative spirit to grow.

Our Educational Vision

Our vision is that students of all ages regularly experience the rich resources available through our collections and exhibitions, workshops and art talks, tours and studio classes, and our outreach programs – not as onetime events in their lives, but as repeated activities building on the art explorations, knowledge and intellectual inquiry experienced with each visit. Faculty and teachers become partners with the museum in a joint educational process that emphasizes authentic learning grounded in the artwork and expertise of visiting artists and scholars. Communities of learners from all walks of life contribute their diverse voices to the exchange of ideas precipitated by the museum’s exhibitions. The museum galleries and studios ring with the sound of excitement as visitors find and explore their own creative spirit, inspired by the work on display.

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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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