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UW Art Museum to Present Panel Discussion: Papua New Guinea: Tales of Three Travelers


July 17, 2012 — A panel discussion in conjunction with the exhibition, “Journeys along the Sepik River: Tribal Art from Papua New Guinea,” will be held Monday, July 23, at 7 p.m. in Room 111 of the University of Wyoming Visual Arts Building at 22nd Street and Willett Drive.

The exhibition in the UW Art Museum will be open for viewing before the panel presentation. This event is free and open to the public.

The exhibition is partially drawn from a recent gift from The Salgo Trust for Education and features other items lent by Wyoming artist Neltje, and longtime arts advocate and executive director of the Jentel Foundation, Mary Jane Edwards.

Both Neltje and Edwards will participate in the panel discussion. The exhibition curator, Barbara Stone, will moderate. The panel will focus on themes of the exhibition, the uses -- both functional and decorative -- of some of the objects on view, as well as on personal perspectives of traveling to Papua, New Guinea.

“Imagine learning from the masters” is a guiding principle of the UW Art Museum’s programs. Located in the Centennial Complex at 2111 Willett Drive in Laramie, the museum is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is free.

For more information, call the Art Museum at (307) 766-6622, visit www.uwyo.edu/artmuseum or the blog at www.uwyoartmuseum.org. To follow the museum on Facebook go to http://www.facebook.com/uwyoartmuseum.

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The UW Art Museum’s exhibition of tribal art from Papua, New Guinea, is the focus of a panel discussion set for Monday, July 23, at 7 p.m. in Room 111 of the University of Wyoming Visual Arts Building at 22nd Street and Willett Drive. (UW Art Museum)

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