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Two UW Art Museum Photography Exhibitions to End May 5

April 26, 2012 — The last day to view two photography exhibitions at the University of Wyoming Art Museum -- "Edward Burtynsky: The Industrial Sublime" and "Photography from the Twentieth Century: The Art Museum Collection, Part I," is Saturday, May 5.

"Edward Burtynsky: The Industrial Sublime" explores the intersection between nature and industry through masterful, large-scale color images from around the world. Burtynsky's depictions of global industrial landscapes are in the collections of more than 50 major museums.

"Photography from the Twentieth Century: The Art Museum Collection, Part I" examines the creative vision of the photographer as artist and photography's place in the development of an American genre. The first in a two-part exhibition, the show focuses on pictorial and portrait -- traditions which were the basis of early photography.

The exhibition's second part opens in spring 2013. The exhibition will focus on innovations in the development of photography and contemporary photographers' study of place.

"Pairing the Art Museum's photographic collection with the contemporary photography of Edward Burtynsky provides insights into the history of photography as a creative art and the role of contemporary fine art photography in image-making today," says Susan Moldenhauer, art museum director and chief curator. "It also conveys the technological advances of the photographic medium over the last 150 years."

For more information about the UW Art Museum, call (307) 766-6622 or visit the museum's website at or blog at

"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. Hours are Mondays through Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., with Monday hours extended until 9 p.m. February through April and September through November.

This is among the works in "Edward Burtynsky: The Industrial Sublime," one of two UW Art Museum exhibitions that will close Saturday, May 5.

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