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UW Art Museum’s Annual Gala to Celebrate Art

June 23, 2017

The University of Wyoming Art Museum will host its 24th annual gala fundraiser, “Art is the Answer,” Saturday, Oct. 21, at 6 p.m. in the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center.

“Art is the Answer” is planned as a fun-filled, festive evening of fine food, libations, music and dancing, friends and an expansive auction with Wyoming-made products, experiences, resources and art. This year’s theme celebrates art and the Art Museum’s mission to present world-class art exhibitions, arts education, statewide outreach and free public programs to enhance the cultural life of all Wyoming’s citizens and visitors.

UW President Laurie Nichols and her husband, Tim Nichols, will host this year’s event.

“We were pleased to be asked to co-chair the Art Museum’s gala again this year,” President Nichols says. “We so enjoyed last year’s gala with energy and enthusiasm in support of the arts. While there are many worthy causes that deserve our support, the Art Museum gala is right at the top of Tim’s and my list. We hope to see you at the gala this year.”

The annual black-tie event is presented by the National Advisory Board of the UW Art Museum and provides significant program dollars for Art Museum exhibitions, collections, education and outreach.

The Art Museum’s programs are anchored on a comprehensive and growing collection of more than 8,000 objects and a diverse exhibition program that ranges from innovative artists of present time to art of the American West and art from other times and cultures. Its original art resources form the basis for education and outreach programs that serve the state of Wyoming and enable academic and community engagement opportunities.

For more information and to be added to the invitation list, call the Art Museum’s administrative assistant at (307) 766-3477. Invitations will be mailed in late August.

For more information, call the Art Museum at (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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