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Six New Exhibitions Open at UW Art Museum

January 29, 2013
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Beth Van Hoesen’s etching is among works in her “Beth Van Hoesen: Perfecting Printmaking” exhibition on display this semester at the University of Wyoming Art Museum.

The University of Wyoming Art Museum will celebrate the opening of its spring exhibitions 6-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, with a free public reception.

An awards ceremony to acknowledge UW students and their artwork in the “38th Annual Juried UW Student Exhibition” is at 6:30 p.m. during the opening reception.

Other exhibitions opening are “Old Master Prints of the 15th and 16th Centuries: Selections from the Art Museum Collection”; Beth Van Hoesen: Perfecting Printmaking”; “Photography from the Twentieth Century: The Art Museum Collection, Part II”; “Carol Prusa: Emergent Worlds”; and a pilot program, “Pat Guthrie Special Exhibitions Teaching Gallery: History 4496/5496 -- History of Mexico; Art 3510 -- Printmaking I; Art 2265 -- Photography I; Art 3720 -- Medieval/Islamic Art History.”

“The 38th Annual Juried UW Student Exhibition” celebrates the creative work of UW students from all disciplines. This year’s juror is UW alumnus Michael Chavez, public arts program manager with Arts and Venues in Denver, Colo.

“Old Master Prints of the 15th and 16th Centuries: Selections from the Art Museum Collection” focuses on the German old masters and their role in the evolution of European printmaking.

Works from a 2012 gift from the E. Mark Adams and Beth Van Hoesen Adams Trust, “Beth Van Hoesen: Perfecting Printmaking,” features subjects that have been carefully observed and rendered technically correct.

The second of a two-part exhibition, “Photography from the Twentieth Century: The Art Museum Collection, Part II,” continues to examine the creative vision of the photographer as artist and also photography’s role in the development of an American genre.

Using mathematical models that physicists have developed to explain the universe, “Carol Prusa: Emergent Worlds,” features the artist’s acrylic hemispherical domes that are articulated with silverpoint drawing and graphite, and punctuated by fiber optic lights.

For the spring semester, the UW Art Museum will initiate a teaching gallery model in the Pat Guthrie Special Exhibitions Gallery. Works of art selected with faculty members for specific courses are installed and available to students throughout the semester for use during the museum’s public hours. It also is open to the public.

“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. to 5 p.m. Monday hours are extended to 9 p.m. February through April and September through November. Admission is free.

For more information, call the Art Museum at (307) 766-6622 or visit and blog at Follow the museum on Facebook at

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