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Spring Exhibitions at UW Art Museum End Saturday

May 14, 2015
vintage photos of babies on a quilt
Jane Waggoner Deschner’s “from the A to Z series” is among works that can be seen through Saturday, May 16, at the UW Art Museum. (Jane Waggoner Deschner)

The last day to see five spring exhibitions at the University of Wyoming Art Museum is Saturday, May 16.

Closing Saturday are “Face Value: Embroidered Found Photographs by Jane Waggoner Deschner”; “Language as Art: The Art Museum Collection”; “The Collector’s Vision: The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection”; “Water is Wyoming’s Gold: Better Living through Reclamation,” which is presented by the American Heritage Center (AHC); and the works on view in the Pat Guthrie Special Exhibitions Teaching Gallery.

“Face Value: Embroidered Found Photographs by Jane Waggoner Deschner” explores the artist’s fascination with early 20th century vernacular portrait and family photography, which becomes the foundation on which she expresses her own views on life by hand-sewing doodles, images and quotes onto the found images.

“Language as Art: The Art Museum Collection” presents artworks that include words, lettering, or text as subject, an element of design, or to convey information.

“The Collector’s Vision: The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection” presents a selection of works from the Art Museum’s permanent collection that were received in 2009 through the Fifty Works for Fifty States initiative, which gifted 50 works to one museum in each of the 50 states.

The AHC presents the exhibition, “Water is Wyoming’s Gold: Better Living through Reclamation,” which uses photographs and maps from the AHC collections to explore the history of the Bureau of Reclamation’s role in Wyoming through the lens of industry as well as tourism and recreation.

This semester, the Art Museum’s Pat Guthrie Special Exhibitions Teaching Gallery features selections of art from the African, Papua New Guinea and Mesoamerican collections; a selection of woman artists; pop art; and a wide variety of other objects from the permanent collection.

For more information, call the Art Museum at (307) 766-6622, visit the website at, or follow the museum on Facebook and Instagram.

Through its “Museum as Classroom” approach, the UW Art Museum places art at the center of learning for all ages. Located in the Centennial Complex at 2111 Willett Drive in Laramie, the museum is open Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is free.

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