Presented in conjunction with WASTE LAND: A Survey of Works by Brandon Ballengée, 1996-2106, Audubon & Van Hoesen: Illustrating Animals presents a selection from the Art Museum’s permanent collection. Animal illustrator artists John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851), John Woodhouse Audubon (American, 1812-1862) and Beth Van Hosen (American, 1926-2010) depicted animal subjects with scientific devotion, emphasizing the importance of craftsmanship and technique in the creation of their artwork.
Image: Beth Van Hoesen (American, 1926-2010), Maharani, 1988, aquatint, etching and drypoint with roulette, handcolored with watercolor, 24-1/4 x 20-3/4 inches, gift of the E. Mark Adams and Beth Van Hoesen Adams Trust, 2012.3.16
The Art Museum continues the successful teaching gallery model in in the Pat Guthrie Special Exhibitions Teaching Gallery by working closely with faculty from History, Art History, the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources, and American Indian Studies.
Image: Albert Bierstadt (German/American, 1830-1902), In the Tetons, not dated, oil on canvas, 20-1/2 x 28-1/4 inches, Transfer from the Coe Foundation, 1974.78
The first US survey of American artist and biologist Brandon Ballengée is being mounted by the University of Wyoming Art Museum. The project includes a major exhibition, Waste Land: A Survey of Works by Brandon Ballengée, 1996 – 2016, a new site specific Love Motel for Insects, a series of educational and community-based events, and exhibition catalog. The project begins June 20 with the installation of Love Motel for Insects: Laramie Depot Park Variation and includes a new pollinator garden for the park. It opens on June 25 and continues through September 17, 2016. The museum exhibition will be on view September 10 to December 17, 2016.
Image: Brandon Ballengée (American, b. 1974), DFA 155: Morpheus, 2013, unique Iris print on Arches watercolor paper, cleared and stained Pacific tree frog collected in Aptos, California in scientific collaboration with Stanley K. Sessions, 46 5/8 x 34 inches, lent by the artist
With Imagine Learning from the Masters as a guiding principle, the Art Museum’s exhibitions bring the world of art to Wyoming to support the academic mission of the University of Wyoming, provide original resource material for students of all ages, and enhance the cultural life of Wyoming’s citizens and visitors. The Art Museum features an average of 15-17 exhibitions annually. Exhibitions rotate generally on a semester schedule, allowing professors to incorporate original artwork into their curriculum and providing access for students to view and use the exhibitions as a resource for original research and scholarship. The schedule typically combines exhibitions curated from the permanent collection, contemporary art by regional, national and international artists, and art from the American West.
Several exhibitions are scheduled on an ongoing basis. The Annual Juried University of Wyoming Student Exhibition is open to any enrolled student at UW and provides insight to the array of work created by students across campus. Every December, the Laramie and Albany County Children’s Art Exhibition is featured in conjunction with the holiday celebrations, Happy Holidays, Laramie! and the Festival of Trees. A triannual UW Art Department Faculty Exhibition showcases artwork by the department’s faculty.
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