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Miniature: Small Contemporary Works

South Two Gallery

May 30 – August 8, 2015

Artists have worked in the small-scale genre of miniature art for centuries, dating back to the 15th century illuminated manuscripts of the Far East and Europe. Miniature art is characterized by highly skilled and painstaking techniques that draw the viewer’s eye deeper into the work for close inspection. 

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Gregory Halili (Pilipino, b. 1975), Celebration in Blue I, 2012, watercolor on paper, 1.75 x 1.5 inches, lent by the artist and Nancy Hoffman Gallery 

Blackfeet Indian Tipis: Design and Legend

Rotunda Gallery

May 30 – August 15, 2015

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.

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Jessie Wilbur (American, 1912-1989), Yellow Buffalo Tipi, 1976, silkscreen, 12 x 15 inches, Montana Arts Council, 1977.23.6

Gods, Goddesses, and Kings: 17th-19th Century Persian and Indian Miniature Paintings

South One Gallery

May 25 – August 15, 2015

The small size, intricate and delicate brushwork, and vibrant colors impart Persian and Indian miniature paintings with a unique identity. Because miniatures were meant to be kept in a private album, artists were allowed more freedom with religious imagery than with other artistic forms that were seen by a larger, public audience.

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Krishna and Friends Teasing the Gopis, Indian, c. 19th century, pigment and tempera, gift of Dr. and Mrs. John C. Budge, 1980.229

New Acquisitions: The Art Museum Collection

Pat Guthrie Special Exhibitions Gallery

May 30 – August 15, 2015

The UW Art Museum continually adds artwork to its collection through donations and purchases.  New Acquisitions: The Art Museum Collection highlights some important recent acquisitions to the collection.  On view for the first time, these works represent the museum’s ongoing mission to create a comprehensive and significant collection for teaching, research, and exhibition. 

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Barbara Van Cleve (American, b. 1935), Dance of the Runaway Horses, 1989, archival pigment print, 28-1/8 x 38 inches, Gift of Daniel R. Anthony, Meeteetse, WY, Class of 1971, 2014.19.4

The Modern West: The American Landscape after the Frontier

Boyle Gallery

May 30-August 22, 2015

American Modernism is usually thought of as limited to New York City in the decades following the turn of the 20th century. The towering skyscrapers and heavy machinery dominated iconography of modernization and industrialization. Yet some artists, in their search for an authentic American art, moved west, distancing themselves from the urban life that was quickly becoming the emblem of national identity.


Don Wiest (American, 1909-1995), Americana, 1952, oil on canvas, gift of the artist, 1979.39

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