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UW Art Museum Spring Exhibitions Opening Friday


January 24, 2011 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum spring exhibitions will showcase during a free public reception from 6-8 p.m. Friday Jan, 28, at the museum located in the Centennial Complex, 2111 Willett Drive.

The exhibitions to be showcased are: "The 36th Annual Juried UW Student Exhibition," "The UW Art Department Faculty Exhibition," "Richard Barnes: Animal Logic," "The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States," and "American Regionalism: Selections from the Art Museum Collection."

"The UW Art Department Faculty Exhibition," displayed every three years, includes installation, painting, printmaking, graphic design, sculpture, small metals and drawing.

"Richard Barnes: Animal Logic" features behind-the-scenes photographs taken in natural history museums around the world.

"The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States" features works collected by a retired postal clerk and his wife, a former librarian, who spent 45 years collecting contemporary American art and amassed a collection of more than 2,000 pieces.

"The 36th Annual Juried UW Student Exhibition" celebrates the creative work of UW students from any discipline. An awards ceremony for standout work is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. during the opening reception.

For more information about the exhibitions, call the UW Art Museum at (307) 766-6622 or visit the museum's webpage at www.uwyo.edu/artmuseum  or blog at www.uwartmuseum.blogspot.com.

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