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Ernest E. Stevens (American, 1872-1938), "Pendray Homestead House, Sioux County, Nebraska"

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Virtual Events



Conversations Beyond the Walls: A Virtual Symposium -  October 1-October 29, 2020, Free, Registration required, Register Here

Read, Rant, Relate: ‘Bound by Stardust’ by Claudia I. Haas - November 19, 7:00 p.m., Zoom Livestream Event, Free, Registration Required

Virtual TOAST (Teen Open Art Studio Time) - Fridays through November 20, Zoom Event, Free, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Online Meditation - Fridays through December 11, Zoom Event (link posted weekly on facebook), Free and Open to All, 12:15 p.m.



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  1. Facebook Live Video Meditations, every Friday since March 27 - view on Facebook
  2. Co-host Virtual Read, Rant, Relate: Antigone Project (Relative Theatrics Youtube live), April 3 - view on Facebook
  3. Teen Art Jam online (Zoom Room event): Thursdays, April 9-23 - view on Facebook
  4. Family Saturday Workshop Video Activity Series (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube), May 2 - view on YouTube 
  5. Cocktails & Mocktails with Curators (Zoom Webinar, Youtube), May 6 - view on YouTube
  6. Co-host Read, Rant, Relate: Mrs. Harrison by R. Eric Thomas (Relative Theatrics Youtube live), May 14 - view on Facebook
  7. Museum Week Social Media Event, May 11-17 - view on Facebook and Instagram
  8. Summer Solstice Celebration Online (Instagram & Facebook), June 20
  9. Virtual Family Saturday Workshop, Zoom Session,  Sept. 12, view on Facebook
  10. Co-host Virtual Read, Rant, Relate: Heartland (Relative Theatrics Zoom), Sept. 17, view on Facebook
  11. Family Saturday: Tsuru Art Activation -  Saturday, October 3

  12. Lunch Hour Conversations with Curators: 'Moving Walls' - Wednesday, October 7



  • General Art Making Activities (all ages)

    Series of at-home art-making activities provided by Educators and Teaching Artists from the University of Wyoming Art Museum. Click here to view.

  • Ann Simpson Artmobile Activities

    A series of videos with activities related to the Ann Simpson Artmobile's current exhibition, "At Work and At Play," from the Ann Simpson Artmobile Educator, Sarita Talusani Keller. Click here to view.

    Following our “Honoring our Ancestors” art lesson series? We can’t wait to see your work and hear about the ancestors that have inspired you. Visit this form to to upload your portrait project and stories for an opportunity to have your work featured on our social media pages and a chance to receive a special gift from the UWAM.

  • Family Saturday Lesson Series

    In this virtual workshop, watch a series of student-designed lesson plans, as well as a video from the Art Museum's own teaching artist Kaylee Koppinger-Lind as a way to inspire and promote creativity. Click here to view.

    You can find all the lesson resources at here.

Learn and Explore

  • Search the Collection

    The Art Museum boasts over 8,000 objects in our collection. Currently we have 157 available in our digital archive. Click here to view.
  • Engaging with Art Series

    Series by Raechel Cook, Curator of Academic Engagement highlighting the UW Art Museum educational resources that can be accessed online and art project ideas. Click here to view.
  • Art Wednesdays on Social Media

    A recurring series of social media posts by Michelle Sunset, Assistant Curator highlighting objects from UW Art Museum's permanent collection. Follow us on Instagram or Like us on Facebook.

    Not on Social Media? View the posts here.

Moving Walls Digital Environment

A digital gallery environment focused on the exhibition Moving Walls created by Raechel Cook, Curator of Academic Engagement.

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Pat Guthrie Special Exhibitions Teaching Gallery Digital Environment

A digital gallery environment focused on the Pat Guthrie Special Exhibitions Teaching Gallery created by Raechel Cook, Curator of Academic Engagement.

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Cocktails & Mocktails with Curators is a recorded Zoom Webinar event that was live on May 6, 2020.

During this happy-hour version of Conversations with Curators, participants were encouraged to imbibe with a favorite libation from their home kitchen, or a delectable curbside concoction. The event featured artists Margery Amdur and Diana Baumbach, along with Katie Christensen, curator of education and statewide engagement for an informal conversation about "Material Slip." The recording includes a short video walk through of the exhibition and sneak peak of Amdur's studio and current works in progress. Participants were invited to ask questions through a Q&A function via ZOOM webinar. The event was Free and open to all.

Watch on Youtube.

Video walk-throughs of the current exhibitions at the UW Art Museum during the time of COVID-19.

Watch all videos on YouTube.

In the News

UW virtual symposium focuses on Heart Mountain

Powell Tribune, October 1, 2020 ‖ The University of Wyoming Art Museum and American Studies Program will host a series of talks, presentations and art activations during October.


Oil City News, September 29, 2020 ‖ The history of Japanese American people incarcerated in Wyoming and other locations during World War II will be explored this October by the University of Wyoming (UW) Art Museum and American Studies Program, the university announced Tuesday.

Art Museum Re-open to Public

Laramie Boomerang, September 25, 2020 ‖ The UW Art Museum is set to re-open to the public Tuesday. The museum will be open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. Wednesdays from 10 a.m.-noon are reserved for high-risk visitors. Admission is free.

Crawford appointed permanent Director of UW Art Museum

Daily Rocket Miner, September 23, 2020 ‖ Nicole Crawford has been appointed director of the University of Wyoming Art Museum, following approval by the UW Board of Trustees during its meeting on Sept. 17. Crawford, the longtime curator of collections, had been interim director since February.

UW Art Museum to reopen September 29

Casper Star-Tribune, September 22, 2020 ‖ The University of Wyoming Art Museum will reopen to the public Tuesday, Sept. 29.

Daily Rocket Miner, July 27, 2020 ‖ Fifteen educators from across the state recently participated in a Teacher Leader Institute pilot program designed by the University of Wyoming Art Museum education team.

Wyoming arts groups plan hybrids of in-person and virtual programming

Casper Star-Tribune, July 18, 2020 ‖ Visual arts venues around Wyoming have brought their programs online during the pandemic, including the University of Wyoming Art Museum.

The museum, closed since March, has offered a host of events online, including talks with curators, livestreamed yoga sessions and a new virtual summer camp for kids through Zoom.

From the basement into the light

Nelson Mail, July 11, 2020 ‖ Recently Josephine Cachemaille represented New Zealand at the Beijing Biennale and she currently has work in exhibitions at Te Uru Public Art Gallery in Auckland and the University of Wyoming Art Museum.

UW Art Museum To Hold Virtual Summer Art Camp

Laramie Live, June 11, 2020 ‖ The University of Wyoming Art Museum will be offering Virtual Summer Art Camp on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the month of July. It is created for families and youths ages 6-15.

As COVID-19 closed Wyo venues, artists migrated online

WyoFile, May 8, 2020 ‖ The University of Wyoming Art Museum has a buffet of videos and activities on its Facebook page

Art Museum plans virtual events

Laramie Boomerang, May 8, 2020 ‖ The University of Wyoming Art Museum is a busy place in the virtual world these days.

Since closing in March because of the COVID-19 pandemic, museum officials have developed activities for art-lovers of all ages, from children to adults.

UW Art Museum hosts online events

Casper Star Tribune, May 5, 2020 ‖ The University of Wyoming Art Museum's virtual Cocktails & Mocktails with Curators 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 6 features happy-hour version of the museum's Conversations with Curators where participants are welcome to "imbibe with a favorite libation from your home kitchen, or a delectable curbside concoction.

Artist Lindsay Linton Buk brings Wyoming women's stories into the light

Casper Star Tribune, May 2, 2020 ‖ Lindsay’s multimedia exhibit, “Women in Wyoming: Portraits and Interviews of Women Who Shape the West,” is on view at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody until Aug. 2. The exhibit will then travel to the University of Wyoming Art Museum and will open on Sept. 12. 


Bill Gollings coloring book page. The page depicts artwork from the Art Museum's collection.

Coloring Book Pages from Artworks in the Collection

Giddy-up with this inspiring Bill Gollings coloring book page. You can now download this and other coloring book pages from artworks in the Art Museum's collection. Artists of all ages are invited to slow down and relax by coloring, and exploring your own expressive colors and patterns.

Download Here



Download Zoom Backgrounds

Zoom Meeting Backgrounds

Looking for the perfect background for your Zoom meetings? Immerse yourself in works of art from the UW Art Museums's collection!

Reminder: UW Art Museum images are copyrighted and are offered here for personal use only.

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Ernest E. Stevens (American, 1872-1938), Pendray Homestead House, Sioux County, Nebraska, c. 1929-1934, oil on board, 11-3/4 x 17-3/4 inches, Gift of G. Edward Pendray, 1974.132.0

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