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Guthrie Honored for Support of Wyoming Arts

November 6, 2008
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Pat Guthrie

Wyoming native and University of Wyoming alumnus Patricia R. Guthrie has been awarded the UW Art Museum National Advisory Board President's Award for 2008. The award recognizes her hard work and dedication in supporting the arts in Wyoming.

The award was created in 1995 to recognize an individual, group or organization that has made a lifetime commitment to the arts in Wyoming. It was presented at the UW Art Museum's recent Gala Ball. A replica is on display at the museum.

Born in Rock Springs, Guthrie graduated from UW (1953) with a bachelor's degree in home economics. She has been a member of the UW Art Museum National Advisory Board since 1989 and served as the board's president from 1997-98. She was the first chairwoman for the museum's annual Miniature Show and Art Sale in 1997-98.

"She has been tireless in her support of the museum, including raising funds to build an elevator in the Centennial Complex to make the building and the Art Museum more accessible," says Susan Moldenhauer, museum director.

In 2001, Guthrie established the Patricia R. Guthrie Special Exhibition endowment, valued at $1 million, to support new acquisitions, conservation and special exhibitions.

"Imagine learning from the masters" is a guiding principle of the UW Art Museum's programs. The museum is located in the Centennial Complex at 2111 Willett Drive in Laramie. The museum and store are open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is free.

For more information, contact Travis Hoff at (307) 766-6841 or

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