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New Exhibitions to Open May 27 at UW Art Museum

May 17, 2017
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Travis Louie’s “Miss Nancy” is among works from “Whence One Comes: The Musings of Travis Louie” that will open Saturday, May 27, at the UW Art Museum. (William Baczek Fine Arts and the artist)

Three new exhibitions will open Saturday, May 27, at the University of Wyoming Art Museum.

“Whence One Comes: The Musings of Travis Louie” presents works by Chinese-American artist Travis Louie. He creates oddly familiar, yet strange characters from an imagined world of curiosities, monsters and the absurd. His images are influenced by Victorian portraiture, film noir movies and human oddities, such as vaudeville magic acts, circus sideshows, and the monsters and superheroes of horror and sci-fi movies. Narrative in approach, the more recent images are accompanied by their own stories, written by the artist. The exhibition will be on view through Aug. 26.

“Hans Kleiber: The Western Landscape” presents a selection of etchings by German-American artist Hans Kleiber that explores the unique landscape and the abundant wildlife of Wyoming. His images convey the feeling of epic myth and sentimental nostalgia. The exhibition will be on view through July 29, and will be available to tour through the UW Art Museum’s Regional Touring Exhibition Service beginning in the fall.

“New Acquisitions: The UW Art Museum Collection” highlights important acquisitions that the museum has acquired over the last year for its permanent collection. Objects will include paintings by American artist Harold Garde, who is a UW alumnus from the late 1940s; a print by Chinese-American artist Hung Liu; and photographs by American photographers Danny Lyon and William Christenberry, among others. The exhibition is funded, in part, by Pat Guthrie Special Exhibitions Endowment funds and will be on view through Aug. 26.

For more information about the Art Museum, call (307) 766-6622, visit the website at, 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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