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New Exhibitions to Open April 1 at UW Art Museum

March 22, 2017
image of woman holding small child in her lap
Hung Liu’s “Migrant Mother” is among works from “Hung Liu: American Exodus” that will open Saturday, April 1, at the UW Art Museum. (Hung Liu)

Three new exhibitions will open Saturday, April 1, at the University of Wyoming Art Museum.

“Hung Liu: American Exodus” presents new work by the Chinese-born American artist, well-known for her large-scale paintings based on photographic archives. “American Exodus” is inspired by the Dust Bowl-era photographs by American photographer Dorothea Lange made under the Farm Security Administration in the 1930s.

For Liu, whose photographic references are primarily those of her family or cultural life in China, working from an American photographer’s perspective on the United States during a period of great strife fostered universal connections between the struggles of those displaced by political or natural forces and the underlying humanity and dignity that pervade. The exhibition will be on view through Aug. 12.

“Jon Schueler: Weathering Skies” will be on view through June 24. Organized by the Jon Schueler Estate and the Arkansas Art Center, the exhibition presents 26 watercolors that explore Schueler’s fascination with the power of the sky. The works were made in Scotland or Connecticut between 1967 and 1969. Schueler was a 20th century, second-generation abstract expressionist painter recognized for his abstract impressions inspired by the atmospheric sky.

“Skyscapes: Selections from the Art Museum Collection” presents skyscapes from various artists in an array of media, including photography, prints and sculpture. Depicting representations of the sky, the imagery in “Skyscapes” ranges from abstract to realistic and may or may not include minimal views of the land. The exhibition is drawn from the Art Museum’s collection to complement “Jon Schueler: Weathering Skies,” giving a broader context for artistic explorations on the subject of the sky. The exhibition is on view through Sept. 9.

For more information about the Art Museum, call (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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