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Last Chance to See Thomas Moran at the UW Art Museum

August 12, 2009
Geyser art
Thomas Moran's 1874 chromolithograph, "Castle Geyser." (UW Art Museum)

Two University of Wyoming Art Museum exhibitions by Thomas Moran will close Saturday, Aug. 15.

"Thomas Moran in Wyoming" presents watercolor sketches, drawings and prints made from his many trips to Wyoming that convey the various forms of producing images for publication at the time. Also included are drawings of the Laramie Plains, the Red Buttes area south of Laramie and the Platte River.

"Thomas Moran: Pastoral Views and Seashores" explores the etchings Moran made of the seashore and the sea.

Moran spent much time in the Wyoming Territory during the 1870s. He traveled frequently to the Green River Area and completed many sketches and watercolors of the region's topography.

As a member of the government-sponsored Hayden Expedition to the Yellowstone Region in 1871, Hayden made numerous sketches of Yellowstone's geological features.

For more information on the exhibitions, call the UW Art Museum at (307) 766-6622 or visit

"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. The museum is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is free.

Posted on Wednesday, August 12, 2009

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