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Last Week to See Six Exhibitions at UW Art Museum


December 15, 2011 — The final day to see exhibitions on display at the University of Wyoming Art Museum is Thursday, Dec. 22.

They are "Albany County Student Art"; "The West of Eliot Porter: Images of Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah"; "Talismans of Protection from Choson Korea: Antique Locks, Latches, and Key Charms"; "Donovan Widmer: Small Metals"; "Terror in the Theater: Fifties Fears"; and "300 Years of British Silver: Hallmarks of the Monarchies."

"The Albany County Student Art Exhibition" showcases the artwork created throughout the course of the year by students in all local schools, from elementary to high school.

"The West of Eliot Porter: Images of Colorado, New Mexico and Utah" presents color landscape photographs from the Art Museum's permanent collection. Porter began working in color in 1939, long before his fellow photographers accepted the medium.

"Talismans of Protection from Choson Korea: Antique Locks, Latches, and Key Charms" is an exhibition of rare antique metalwork on loan from the Lock Museum in Seoul, Korea. The objects, which are in the forms of dragons, turtles, butterflies and more, are richly symbolic and exquisitely decorative examples of traditional Korean aesthetic and craft traditions.

"Donovan Widmer: Small Metals" includes work from Widmer's four most recent series. He uses traditional metalsmithing processes to create images and objects that are amusing, sardonic and sometimes peculiar.

"Terror in the Theater: Fifties Fears" features posters, photos, a film clip and props used in science fiction movies. Visitors have the opportunity to view a tribble from the famous Star Trek episode and the animatronic Triceratops from the original King Kong. The items on view are from the American Heritage Center's Forrest Ackerman Collection.

"300 Years of British Silver: Hallmarks of the Monarchies" presents flatware and other silver dating back to the reign of William III and Mary II (1689-1702). This comprehensive and chronological collection includes silver from each British monarchy all the way up to today's Queen Elizabeth II.

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

The museum is located in the Centennial Complex at 2111 Willett Drive in Laramie. The museum is open Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is free.

Photo:
Donovan Widmer's "The Cycle Has Been Completed" is among works on display through Dec. 22 at the UW Art Museum. (Donovan Widmer)

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