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‘Evening Conversations with Curators’ Nov. 1 at UW Art Museum

October 25, 2016
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The University of Wyoming Art Museum and the UW Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) will co-host “Evening Conversations with Curators: Intersections of Art and Science” Tuesday, Nov. 1, from 6-7 p.m. 

“Evening Conversations with Curators” is planned as an informal gallery walk-through with museum curators and special guests that will focus on “WASTE LAND: A Survey of Works by Brandon Ballengée, 1996-2016.” The exhibition is on view at the UW Art Museum through Dec. 17.

Visitors will be joined by Nicole Crawford, UW Art Museum curator of collections, and Heather Bender, master teacher at the UW Art Museum. Discussions will be casual and informal, and will include stories behind the art.

The event is part of the IAS’s ongoing “Earth, Wind and Water” public program series. It is free and open to the public.

“WASTE LAND: A Survey of Works by Brandon Ballengée, 1996-2016” is the first U.S. survey to explore artist-biologist Ballengée’s extensive work. The exhibition presents 100 works and installations that explore the evolution of his creative and scientific work. Ballengée’s work is inspired by direct observation with amphibians, birds, fish and insect species found in today’s ecosystems and direct experience in scientific laboratory settings.

He works in diverse media that include biological materials, large-scale scanner photographs, installations in both gallery and outdoor settings, and participatory community-based trans-species happenings. Ballengée draws titles of his work from literary and poetic sources.

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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