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Ernest E. Stevens (American, 1872-1938), "Pendray Homestead House, Sioux County, Nebraska"

Museum from Home

Virtual Events


  • General Art Making Activities (all ages)

    Series of at-home art-making activities provided by Educators and Teaching Artists from the University of Wyoming Art Museum. Click here to view.

  • Ann Simpson Artmobile Activities

    A series of videos with activities related to the Ann Simpson Artmobile's current exhibition, "At Work and At Play," from the Ann Simpson Artmobile Educator, Sarita Talusani Keller. Click here to view.

    Following our “Honoring our Ancestors” art lesson series? We can’t wait to see your work and hear about the ancestors that have inspired you. Visit this form to to upload your portrait project and stories for an opportunity to have your work featured on our social media pages and a chance to receive a special gift from the UWAM.

  • Family Saturday Lesson Series

    In this virtual workshop, watch a series of student-designed lesson plans, as well as a video from the Art Museum's own teaching artist Kaylee Koppinger-Lind as a way to inspire and promote creativity. Click here to view.

    You can find all the lesson resources at here.

Learn and Explore

  • Search the Collection

    The Art Museum boasts over 8,000 objects in our collection. Currently we have 157 available in our digital archive. Click here to view.
  • Engaging with Art Series

    Series by Raechel Cook, Curator of Academic Engagement highlighting the UW Art Museum educational resources that can be accessed online and art project ideas. Click here to view.
  • Art Wednesdays on Social Media

    A recurring series of social media posts by Michelle Sunset, Assistant Curator highlighting objects from UW Art Museum's permanent collection. Follow us on Instagram or Like us on Facebook.

    Not on Social Media? View the posts here.

The West on Horseback Digital Environment

A digital gallery environment focused on The West on Horseback created by Raechel Cook, Curator of Academic Engagement.

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Pat Guthrie Teaching Gallery Spring 2021 Digital Environment

A digital gallery environment focused on Pat Guthrie Teaching Gallery Spring 2021 created by Raechel Cook, Curator of Academic Engagement.

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Behind the Scenes at the UW Art Museum 

Meet some of the team members at the University of Wyoming Art Museum and join us for a behind the scenes look at how exhibitions are planned and executed. Video produced by Sean Corcoran.

Watch on Youtube.

Conversations Beyond the Walls: A Virtual Symposium

The University of Wyoming Art Museum and American Studies Program host a series of talks, presentations and art activations during October 2020 in conjunction with the exhibition Moving Walls: Heart Mountain Barracks in the Big Horn Basin. The goals of this series are to honor the history of Japanese American peoples incarcerated in Wyoming and beyond, and to integrate arts with complex cultural issues. In doing so, we hope to use an historical event to address contemporary narratives such as global human migrations, displacement of peoples, power and control, empathy and belonging, homesteading, resiliency, diversity, and social justice issues of today.

Watch playlist on Youtube.

Visit Symposium Webpage

28th Annual (Virtual) Happy Holidays!

The Art Museum's annual Happy Holidays celebration went virtual for the first time!  

Watch the recorded livestream celebration featuring local music talent, visual art by all Albany County schools, and Family Saturday art making courtesy of the Art Museum.

Watch on YouTube.

In the News

The arts in Laramie, Albany County resilient

Laramie Boomerang, March 31, 2021 (Pay Wall) ‖ It has been especially strange and difficult for everyone, including the arts community, which has historically relied on in-person interactions and community participation in order to flourish. March 2020 brought empty venues, museums, and exhibits. Art museums began posting virtual tours, and entertainers gave intimate peeks into their homes as they performed from their living spaces.

UW's Pat Guthrie Special Exhibitions Teaching Gallery helps students engage in unique ways

Wyoming Tribune Eagle, March 7, 2021; Laramie Boomerang, March 10, 2021; Pinedale Roundup, March 11, 2021; Rocket-Miner, March 13, 2021; Cody Enterprise, March 15, 2021 ‖ It’s difficult for college instructors to break the mold (or Zoom window, rather) in the era of COVID-19, but teachers at the University of Wyoming are using a medium that wouldn’t typically be in every syllabus: art.

Melissa Morris, assistant professor in the UW Department of History, is one such instructor. As a historian, she understands the power of imagery to reveal details about the time period during which it was made. This is her first time, however, being part of the UW Art Museum’s Pat Guthrie Special Exhibitions Teaching Gallery.

Now showing: The 46th Annual Juried UW Student Exhibit

Laramie Boomerang, February 26, 2021 ‖ The University of Wyoming Art Museum is now displaying selected student work for their annual student exhibit. Submissions for artwork are open annually to any enrolled UW student. The 2021 exhibition is juried by Meredith Lynn, assistant curator and director of galleries at Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts.

William Kentridge exhibit brings slice of South Africa to UW Art Museum

Wyoming Tribune Eagle, February 7, 2021 ‖ The high plains of southeast Wyoming have little in common with the sprawling industrial city of Johannesburg, South Africa (other than their mining histories), but a University of Wyoming Art Museum exhibit aims to bridge the two cultures.

The West on Horseback now on exhibit at the UW Art Museum

Wyoming Tribune Eagle, January 29, 2021 ‖ There is perhaps nothing more iconic to the imagery of the American West than the horse. Throughout the history of Westward expansion, this majestic beast has featured in romanticized versions of sprawling landscapes, and as a companion to the lonesome, weary traveler. Consider the popular symbol of Wyoming: the cowboy and the bucking horse.

UW Art Museum Director Talks About Insurrection's Impact On Art, History And Museums

Wyoming Public Media, January 22, 2021 ‖ When an insurrection mob violently pushed through the entrance of the Capitol building on January 6, the American Alliance of Museums issued a statement condemning the violence that occurred. They did so because the Capitol is more than a workplace, it's a living museum.

Wyoming Public Radio's Naina Rao spoke to University of Wyoming's Art Museum director, Nicole Crawford, on her perspective regarding the aftermath and effects the insurrection has made on art, history, and museums.

Women in Wyoming exhibits powerful stories at UW Art Museum

Laramie Boomerang, January 15, 2021 ‖ On a Thursday morning, the University of Wyoming Art Museum was empty, save for a welcoming young person sitting at the front desk behind a Plexiglas shield. The murmuring of a woman’s voice echoed through the hallways.

Follow the woman’s voice to the gallery space, and you may find that you’re the only one there. But, you wouldn’t be alone. Rather, you would find yourself surrounded by influential women captured in vibrant portraits. This is artist Lindsay Linton Buk’s “Women in Wyoming: Portraits and Interviews of Women Who Shape the West.”




Bill Gollings coloring book page. The page depicts artwork from the Art Museum's collection.

Coloring Book Pages from Artworks in the Collection

Giddy-up with this inspiring Bill Gollings coloring book page. You can now download this and other coloring book pages from artworks in the Art Museum's collection. Artists of all ages are invited to slow down and relax by coloring, and exploring your own expressive colors and patterns.

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Download Zoom Backgrounds

Zoom Meeting Backgrounds

Looking for the perfect background for your Zoom meetings? Immerse yourself in works of art from the UW Art Museums's collection!

Reminder: UW Art Museum images are copyrighted and are offered here for personal use only.

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Ernest E. Stevens (American, 1872-1938), Pendray Homestead House, Sioux County, Nebraska, c. 1929-1934, oil on board, 11-3/4 x 17-3/4 inches, Gift of G. Edward Pendray, 1974.132.0

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