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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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Ann Simpson Artmobile

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The Ann Simpson Artmobile travels across the 97,914 square miles of Wyoming sharing museum quality artwork with communities that may otherwise have limited access to original art. The exhibitions displayed change every two years and are made up of artwork from the Art Museum's permanent collection. Visits are routinely made to K-12 schools, visitor centers, libraries, senior centers and other community-accessible locations in towns throughout the state.  

The current Artmobile exhibition is “Surrealism: Visions of the Mind.” The exhibition features 15 works of art from 15 different artists from seven different nations. In a broad view of 2-Dimensional Surrealist approaches the exhibition includes etchings, lithographs, a monotype, an intaglio, an engraving, and a painting.  Participants typically work with Artmobile Educator Erica Ramsey to explore the history and processes of Surrealism through a structured deep looking activity followed by an art making activity.

Scheduling a Visit

If you are interested in hosting the Artmobile in your community please contact Erica Ramsey at (307) 399-2941 or artmobile@uwyo.edu.

The Artmobile may be coming to a town near you!
Check out our Spring 2017 schedule:

January 11            Laramie, UW Union Ballroom, Professional Development Looking at art in our everyday lives  

January 23-27      Cheyenne, Freedom Elementary School

February 13-17    Rock Springs, Black Butte High School

March 6-10           Cheyenne, Fairview and Meadowlark Elementary Schools

March 21-24         Big Piney, Big Piney Library

April 3-5               Pavillion, Pavillion and Crowheart Elementary Schools

April 17-21           Casper, Summit Elementary School

May 9-12              Sheridan, Elementary School Tour


Through the Artmobile program students are given the opportunity to investigate and respond to challenging works of original art to which they might not otherwise have access.

Guillermo Silva (Columbian, 1921, 2007), Luna Lena, 1966, etching, 17-1/2 x 16 inches.
Friends of the UW Art Museum Purchase, 1968.6

The Artmobile’s “Deep Looking” activity invites students to spend time with the images in the exhibition to form original arguments about the artwork on display.



Artmobile Frequently Asked Questions



What is involved with a typical Artmobile visit?

A typical Artmobile visit includes looking at the exhibition, which consists of artworks from the University of Wyoming Art Museum’s permanent collection. Following the viewing, a corresponding art lesson chosen in coordination with the host is typically taught by the AE.

How much does the Artmobile cost?

The Artmobile program is provided free of charge with minimal responsibilities required of the hosting institution.  Hosts are asked to provide the Artmobile educator with hotel accommodations for the duration of the visit.

What responsibilities are required by the hosting venue?

Host responsibilities include:
  1. providing hotel accommodation for the educator
  2. helping set up and take down the exhibition
  3. active participation in planning
  4. being accessible to the AE throughout the visit as a community liaison

If I am hosting, do I have to be in town while the Artmobile is visiting?

Yes. The educator is generally not familiar with the town or location in which the visit occurs. It is essential for the contact person to be available to answer questions or address any concerns that may arise during the Artmobile visit. If you are a classroom teacher, do not schedule a substitute during the visit. The Artmobile educator is not a substitute teacher. The most successful school visits integrate the Artmobile into every-day classroom learning.

What is involved with setting up the Artmobile exhibit?

The exhibition is displayed on four freestanding, double-sided panels and requires a secure, medium-sized room away from direct sunlight. Assembly and disassembly take approximately one hour each and require the assistance of one or two volunteers from the hosting institution. Helpers should be able to comfortably lift 50 lbs. or more.

How long does the Artmobile stay at one venue?

A typical Artmobile visit lasts anywhere from 1 to 5 days. When possible, the Artmobile curator schedules multiple events in the same geographic location. 

The art program at my school is limited time-wise. Can I still schedule a visit?

Yes. Artmobile visits are tailored to meet your needs. Let’s figure out how to make it work.

What is the current Artmobile exhibit about?

The 2015-2017 Artmobile exhibition is titled Surrealism: Visions of the Mind and presents a variety of surreal images representing the complex history of surrealism. The variety of approaches presented in the exhibition allows for natural connections to the arts, as well as philosophy, history and social studies, science, math, and engineering.

How do I schedule an Artmobile visit?

The Artmobile is on the road year round, weather permitting. If you would like to schedule the Artmobile to visit your town, call Artmobile Educator, Erica Ramsey, at 307-399-2941 or send her an email at artmobile@uwyo.edu.


Lesson Plans:

Perspective Shmersmective

Inner World

The Subconscious Poet

Automatism

A Letter Home

Making Fun of Observation

Warped

Family Structure

Exquisite Corpse


Funding for the Ann Simpson Artmobile Program is provided by the Ann Simpson Artmobile Endowment established by the Julienne Michel Foundation and with the support of Helga and Erivan Haub, Ann and Alan Simpson, and an anonymous donor. The Artmobile van is provided by the TRONOX, Ann and Al Simpson, and Rocky Mountain Power Foundation and other generous donors. Additional support is provided by TRONOX, Union Wireless, and the Wyoming Arts Council through the National Endowment for the Arts and the Wyoming State Legislature.

          Wyoming Arts Council     


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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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