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Final Days to See Four Exhibitions at UW Art Museum

November 15, 2013
Colorful painting of masked man
José Lozano’s “Centauro,” is among images in the Cheech Marin Collection. (José Lozano)

The final day to see four exhibitions at the University of Wyoming Art Museum is Saturday, Nov. 23.

They are “Chicanitas: Small Paintings from the Cheech Marin Collection”; “Contemporary Kachinas from the UW Art Museum Collection”; “Cut It Out!: The Hollywood Art of Jacques Kapralik,” which is presented by the American Heritage Center; and the four small exhibitions in the Pat Guthrie Special Exhibitions Teaching Gallery.

“Chicanitas: Small Paintings from the Cheech Marin Collection” features paintings under 16 by 16 inches that showcase 26 established and emerging Chicano artists. The painting styles include photo-realism, abstraction, portraits and landscapes. Marin, a well-known entertainer, is acclaimed as a collector of and advocate for Chicano art.

“Contemporary Kachinas from the UW Art Museum Collection” presents a selection of works gifted to the Art Museum from the James R. Nolan Collection. Based on the Navajo creation tales, these contemporary kachinas recreate the lessons taught through myths and use animals -- in humanistic forms and upright positions -- to illustrate the strong connection between humans and animals.

“Cut it Out!: The Hollywood Art of Jacques Kapralik” features artwork from the Jacques Kapralik collection at the American Heritage Center. The exhibition follows the rise of celebrity culture and Hollywood publicity through the eyes of Kapralik’s artwork. From the 1930s through the 1950s, caricaturist Kapralik produced advertising art for many newspapers and Hollywood film studios.

The Pat Guthrie Special Exhibitions Teaching Gallery presents four small, simultaneous exhibitions that offer works of art from the collection that were selected with faculty for use in their curriculum.

The annual exhibition of artwork by Albany County School District students will open Saturday, Dec. 7, in conjunction with the Art Museum’s annual celebrations, Happy Holidays, Laramie! and the Festival of Trees.  

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

Through its Museum as Classroom approach, the University of Wyoming Art Museum places art at the center of learning for all ages. The museum is located in the Centennial Complex at 2111 Willett Drive in Laramie. Hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday hours are extended to 9 p.m. September through November and February through April and. Admission is free.

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