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Film Launches Public Program Series at UW Art Museum


March 5, 2009 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum will present a free screening of the film "Missing" in conjunction with the international touring exhibition "The Disappeared/ Los Desaparecidos."

The film will begin at 7 p.m. Monday, March 9, at the art museum. The exhibition opens March 6 and will be on view through May 9.

Directed by Costa-Gavras, "Missing" (1982) stars Sissy Spacek and Jack Lemmon in a suspense thriller based on the real life experiences of American journalist Charles Horman.

The film is the first in a series of "Monday Night at the Art Museum" public programs planned with "The Disappeared/ Los Desaparecidos." Other programs in the series include an evening of music and poetry featuring pianist Rubia Santos and UW music students March 30 and an Art Talk by Kate Doyle, senior analyst with the National Security Archives in Washington, D.C. on April 13. All programs are free.

"The Disappeared/ Los Desaparecidos" presents the work of 26 Latin-American artists who explore their personal and cultural experiences of the "disappeared" in their creative works.

The opening reception for "The Disappeared/ Los Desaparecidos" will be Friday, March 6, from 6-8 p.m. Laurel Reuter, director and chief curator of the North Dakota Museum of Art, will present a Gallery Walk at 10:30 a.m. March 6 and will discuss the exhibition in an Art Talk March 7 at 10 a.m.

For additional information on the exhibition and series of related public programs, call the UW Art Museum at (307) 766-6622 or visit www.uwyo.edu/artmuseum or the museum's blog, www.uwartmuseum.blogspot.com.

"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 is open Mondays from 10 a.m.-9 p. m. and Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is free.

Posted on Thursday, March 05, 2009

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