The University of Wyoming Art Museum



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The University of Wyoming Art Museum presents and collects world-class art and objects by regional, national and international artists, and art from the American West.
As an academic museum and a leader in the arts, the University of Wyoming Art Museum concentrates on furthering programs that engage students and visitors in discussions that broaden an understanding of diverse perspectives, viewpoints, and cultures.


Through its Museum as Classroom approach, the University of Wyoming Art Museum places art at the center of learning for all ages, supports the academic mission of the University, assists in preparing our future workforce with essential skills, and enhances the cultural life of Wyoming’s citizens and visitors.


  • Staff Selects


    ON VIEW APRIL 6 - AUG. 10, 2024

    The UW Art Museum is excited to showcase a special exhibition featuring works from the collection that have been hand-selected by the museum’s staff. Twenty-three individuals working across departments including curatorial, collections, education, administration, security, and custodial, have each chosen a single work from the museum’s collection of over 11,000 objects to share in this exhibition. Several of these works have never been shown before. Explore this exhibition to see the collection through the eyes of those who work with it most closely. Get to know the staff who do the important work across the museum as each person shares their own unique perspective on a chosen artwork.

  • The Neltje Center for Excellence in Creativity and the Arts


    ON VIEW JUNE 22, 2024 - JAN. 11, 2025

    Neltje (American, 1934-2021) is a Wyoming icon as an American artist, businesswoman, and philanthropist. However, she was also a prolific collector, traveling the globe and acquiring works of art from each and every place she touched. Her home, now the Neltje Center for Excellence in Creativity and the Arts, is like a museum of her making. Today, the Neltje Center provides opportunities for UW students, faculty, and creatives to retreat in the beauty of the Bighorns while nestled in the world Neltje created. This exhibition provides a glimpse into her home and life as a collector and curator by sharing eight vignettes of Neltje’s personal collections and how she arranged them.

  • Hand Puppet , 2006, acrylic on canvas, 43 x 55 inches, W. Sherman and Dorothy Burns Estate Fund, 2021.4.1


    ON VIEW FEB. 24, 2024 - FEB. 22, 2025

    Harold Garde at 100: The Unseen Works in Two Acts features 100 never-before-exhibited works by the prolific Harold Garde (American, 1923-2022). This exhibition is nearly 80 years in the making, as Garde’s relationship with the University of Wyoming began in the 1940s. Paintings and works on paper from Maine, New York, and Florida were selected for Harold Garde at 100 to exemplify his distinct vision and the iconographies he returned to across decades. These recurring visuals include chairs, kimonos, puppets, pinnacles, vessels, and many examples of the strappo method developed by Garde. This expansive exhibition invites visitors to experience Garde’s dynamic brushstrokes and singular perspective. 


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