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Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Closed Sunday & Monday

Admission: Free

Centennial Complex

2111 East Willett Drive

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-6622

Email: uwartmus@uwyo.edu

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Regional Touring Exhibition

The Regional Touring Exhibition Service (RTEX) offers museum exhibitions at no charge to Wyoming organizations except for the cost of one-way shipping*. RTEX Exhibitions are designed for sites such as libraries, community centers, community colleges, galleries and museums. Insurance, press releases, publicity photos, exhibition interpretation, and Curriculum and Activities Guide are provided by the Art Museum.

The Art Museum is reserving locations and dates for current and upcoming exhibitions. For more information or to schedule an exhibition, contact the Collections Manager, Dara Lohnes-Davies

Questions on how to get the most out of your RTEX exhibition experience? Contact Sarita Talusani Keller to discuss ways to engage your community.

*round trip to out of state organizations

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Available for scheduling in 2022:


  • Creatures Great and Small: Animals from the UW Art Museum Collection
  • Real and Imagined: Latinx Works from the UW Art Museum Collection

 Exhibitions:

artwork of bison

Creatures Great and Small: Animals from the UW Art Museum Collection

Humans have long been fascinated with the natural world, especially with our fellow creatures. Evolutionary and biological connections, coupled with our close proximity on a shared planet, result in a complicated relationship with animals. Some animals are captured, studied, and domesticated by humans, while others remain mysterious and wild, captured only through art. Prehistoric cave paintings – the earliest artistic representations on the historical record – depict animals. Across cultures, they are featured in folktales, fables, legends, and myths. Personified as kind, wise, wicked, or clever, animals are often used to teach valuable lessons about humanity while instilling beliefs about the world.

This exhibition, featuring selections from the permanent collection, invites the viewer to reflect on the creatures that we have come to bond with as family, rely on for subsistence, and those that have come to represent untamed wilderness.

IMAGE: Wolfgang Pogzeba (German/American, 1936-1982), Prairie Monarch, 1965, etching, 9-1/4 x 11-3/4 inches, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Millman, 1974.16.5

 


Guillermo Silva (Colombian, 1921-2007), Luna Llena, 1966, etching on paper, 16-1/4 x 17-1/2 inches, Friends of the UW Art Museum Purchase, 1968.6

Real and Imagined: Latinx Works from the University of Wyoming Art Museum Collection 

Full of vibrant imagery, political satire, realism, and surrealism, these artworks were created during a long period of revolution, rebellion, and artistic flourishing across Latin America. Spanning the late 1800s through the 1970s, they showcase a broad range of artistic styles and content drawn from the cultural and political landscapes of Central and South America. The 20th century in this region saw not only the formation of new governments outside those of the Spanish and Portuguese colonizers but also cultural and artistic identities. From the playful and satirical prints of Jose Guadalupe Posada (Mexican, 1852-1913) to the colorful surrealist works of Guillermo Silva (Colombian, 1921-2007), this exhibition invites viewers to celebrate the work of Latinx artists, consider the socio-cultural context of the works, and imagine the possibilities presented in the surreal. 

IMAGE: Guillermo Silva (Colombian, 1921-2007), Luna Llena, 1966, etching on paper, 16-1/4 x 17-1/2 inches, Friends of the UW Art Museum Purchase, 1968.6 

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Art Museum

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Closed Sunday & Monday

Admission: Free

Centennial Complex

2111 East Willett Drive

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-6622

Email: uwartmus@uwyo.edu

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