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New Exhibitions Will Open April 2 at UW Art Museum

March 29, 2016
Japanese style woodblock pirnt of  warrior in Kabuti play holding sword
Hasegawa Sabanobu’s “Kabuki Play: Asao Yoroku II as Matsunaga Daizen” is among works that will open Saturday, April 2, at the University of Wyoming Art Museum. (UW Art Museum)

“From Samurai to Geisha: Depictions of Gender in Japanese Ukiyo-e Woodblock Prints” and “Beyond the Model: Contemporary Women Artists from the Art Museum Collection (Part I)”will open Saturday, April 2, at the University of Wyoming Art Museum.

“From Samurai to Geisha: Depictions of Gender in Japanese Ukiyo-e Woodblock Prints” will be on view through July 16. Selected from the museum’s permanent collection, the exhibition highlights depictions of gender in Japanese culture from the final years of its period of strict isolation through images of Kabuki, which are traditional Japanese plays, and daily society. Through Ukiyo-e woodblock prints, translated as “pictures of the floating world,” artists sought to translate Japanese society and masculine and feminine gender roles into vibrant and stylized print media.

“Beyond the Model: Contemporary Women Artists from the Art Museum Collection (Part I)” will be on view through July 23. It is the first of two exhibitions of contemporary female artists that provide a glimpse of the modes in which women artists push boundaries through femininity and gender in the context of their art, redefining traditional forms of art and art-making. Exhibition objects were selected from the museum’s permanent collection.

For more information, call the Art Museum at (307) 766-6622, visit the website at www.uwyo.edu/artmuseum, or follow the museum on Facebook.

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. Monday hours are extended to 7 p.m. February through April and September through November. Admission is free.


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