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UW Art Museum to Host ‘Lunchtime Conversations with Curators’ This Spring

January 29, 2019

The University of Wyoming Art Museum will host a series of gallery walk-through events monthly on select Wednesdays during UW’s spring semester from 12:10-12:50 p.m.

“Lunchtime Conversations with Curators” is an informal gallery walk-through with museum curators and special guests that focuses on one of the exhibitions on view in the museum. Visitors are encouraged to continue the conversation after the in-gallery session. The monthly events are free and open to the public.

The Feb. 6 event features the Pat Guthrie Teaching Gallery Exhibition. Each semester, up to four faculty members from any academic discipline may request space in the teaching gallery to present artworks from the UW Art Museum’s permanent collection for their course content. Classes this semester are: “Honors 4151 Special Topics: We Are What We Eat”; “Classics/English 4270: Classical Epic Poetry”; “Honors 4151 Special Topics: Stealing Culture: The Intersection of Art & Law”; and “Latina/o Studies 1101 First-Year Seminar: Latina/o Popular Culture.” The conversation will be led by Raechel Cook, curator of academic engagement from the UW Art Museum, and will include some of the UW faculty members who are leading the courses. The exhibition will be on view through May 18.

The March 6 gallery walk-through spotlights the 44th annual Juried UW Student Exhibition, with select UW student award winners. The exhibition will open Feb. 23 and will be on display through May 18.

The April 10 event features “Pavel Acosta: Stolen from a Museum,” with special guest Pavel Acosta, a Cuban-born artist. Acosta uses uncommon resources as collage material -- primarily paint chips collected from flaking old walls -- to create technically sophisticated reproductions of well-known artworks. The exhibition will open April 6 and run through Aug. 10.

May 1 is a guided gallery walk-through with Nicole Crawford, chief curator of the UW Art Museum. The event features highlights from “The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Wyoming.” The works included in the exhibition are representations of the Vogels’ interest in minimalist, conceptualist and post-1960s art. The exhibition is on view Feb. 9, 2019-March 21, 2020.

Discussions will be casual and informal, and will include stories behind the art. Lunch will be provided following each gallery walk-through in the UW Art Museum’s entrance hall.

For more information, call the UW Art Museum at (307) 766-6622, visit the website at, or follow the museum on Facebook and Instagram.

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 E. Willett Drive in Laramie, the museum is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday hours are extended to 7 p.m. Admission is free.

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