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Face Value: Embroidered Found Photographs by Jane Waggoner Deschner

January 31 – April 25, 2015

South Two Gallery

Jane Waggoner Deschner’s fascination with early 20th century vernacular portrait and family photography becomes the foundation on which she expresses her own views on life by hand-sewing doodles, images, and quotes onto found images. 

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Jane Waggoner Deschner, from the A to Z series (C, Carlin, always do), 2014, hand-embroidered found studio portrait proofs (Muralcraft Studio, Frank Pease photographer), 14 x 10 inches, courtesy of the artist


Pat Guthrie Special Exhibitions Teaching Gallery

ART 4790 – Arts and Cultures of Africa and Oceana; ART 3002 – Mesoamerican Art & Architecture; ART/ WMST 4780/5780 – History of Women Artists; HIST 4990/5400 – Museum Exhibitions: History & Practice; EDEL 3170 – Art in the Elementary School

January 31 – May 9, 2015

Pat Guthrie Special Exhibitions Teaching Gallery 

This semester, the Art Museum’s Pat Guthrie Special Exhibitions Teaching Gallery features selections of art from the African, Papua New Guinea, and Mesoamerican collections, a selection of woman artists, Pop art, and a wide-variety of other objects from the permanent collection. 

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Ejagham Power Board (Ejagjam or Okoi People, Nigeria), not dated, cane, rattan, raffia, animal skulls, bamboo, feather, rope, metal, cloth, 50 x 45-1/2 x 11-1Ž2 inches, John and Pam Finley Collection, T2011.12.43


Language as Art: The Art Museum Collection

January 31 – May 16, 2015

South One Gallery


Language as Art: The Art Museum Collection presents artworks that include words, lettering, or text as subject, an element of design, or to convey information. 

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Kenny Scharf (American, b. 1958), Play, 2010, monotypical screenprint, 22 x 30 inches, gift of Exit Art, University of Wyoming Art Museum Collection, 2013.15.4

Ley Lines: Intersecting Conversations

February 7 – May 2, 2015

Friends Gallery


Ley Lines are the hypothetical or actual alignment of geographically or historically important places in the landscape, such as sacred sites, monuments, and ridgelines. 

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Alisa Henriquez, Resolve, 2010, oil on canvas, 70 x 76 inches, courtesy of the artist

The Art of Disguise: Cultural Masks from the Art Museum Collection

February 7 – May 2, 2015

Colorado Gallery


Centered on the Art Museum’s ethnographic collections of West African, Papua New Guinea, and South American art, The Art of Disguise: Cultural Masks from the Art Museum Collections explores the highly developed art of the mask.

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Warrior’s Mask, Salampasu language group, Zaire (now Democratic Republic of Congo), carved wood, metal, raffia, and bark strips, 21-1/2 x 11 x 9 inches, John and Pam Finley Collection, T2011.12.59

Water is Wyoming’s Gold: Better Living through Reclamation

January 31 – April 25, 2015

Boyle Gallery

Through photographs and maps from the American Heritage Center, this exhibitexplores the history of the Bureau of Reclamation’s role in Wyoming through the lens of industry as well as tourism and recreation, illustrating the truth in the slogan of the Wyoming ReclamationAssociation—that water is indeed “Wyoming’s Gold.”


Fishing at Buffalo Bill Dam, near Cody, Wyoming, ca. late 1940s. Joseph C. O’Mahoney papers, AHC Collections

The Collector’s Vision: The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection

February 7 – May 16, 2015

Rotunda Gallery


Herbert Vogel, a postal clerk and his wife, Dorothy, a librarian, spent 45 years and their life savings collecting contemporary American art.

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Joseph Nechvatal (American, b. 1951),
The New Sobriety, 1983, graphite and white pastel chalk on paper,
11 x 13 15/16 inches, The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection:
Fifty Works for Fifty States, a joint initiative of the Trustees of the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection and the National Gallery of Art, with generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, University ofWyoming Art Museum Collection, 2009.4.24

40th Annual Juried University of Wyoming Student Exhibition

February 14 – March 21, 2015

Chicago and East Galleries


Now in its fortieth year, the Annual Juried UW Student Exhibition is open to any student enrolled at UW during the current academic year. For the first time, this year’s exhibition is also open to any in-state student enrolled through the Outreach School.

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2014 Student Exhibition

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