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Two UW Art Museum Exhibitions End Saturday

July 29, 2014
Horsehead Nebula
Warren Keller’s “Alnitak and Horsehead Region of Orion” is among images on display at the UW Art Museum through Saturday, Aug. 2. (Bates College)

This is the final week to see the exhibitions, “Starstruck: The Fine Art of Astrophotography,” and “Cyrus Baldridge: An American Artist in China” at the University of Wyoming Art Museum. The exhibitions will close Saturday, Aug. 2.  

“Starstruck: The Fine Art of Astrophotography” is among the first major exhibitions to explore astrophotography as an art genre and, together with its attendant catalogue, presents new scholarship in this rapidly-evolving field. The exhibition features 106 images by 35 artists from around the world.

“Starstruck” presents astrophotography through a variety of subjects, from landscapes to deep sky objects, and includes historically significant photographs such as the first successful image of the solar analemma. 

“Cyrus Baldridge: An American Artist in China” presents a selection of works from the Art Museum’s permanent collection that were completed during the artist’s journeys in Asia, where he sketched and painted the people and the landscape.

“These works are from a pivotal point in Baldridge’s career and highlight his transition from illustration to the use of free, sparse lines to convey his subject,” says Wendy Bredehoft, the museum’s education curator. “The exhibition provides the rare opportunity to see the work of an artist in transition.”

The exhibition is now available to travel the state through the museum’s Regional Touring Exhibition Service. For more information, call the Art Museum at (307) 766-6622 or visit, or follow the museum on Facebook or Instagram.

Through its Museum as Classroom approach, the UW 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 Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Admission is free. 

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