UWAM regularly hosts programming for the community in conjunction with our current exhibitions and visiting artists. From the Salvagio Artist Talk series, hands-on creative workshops, to intimate one-on-one tours and conversations with artists and curators, the Laramie community and all of Wyoming are welcome at UWAM to experience all the arts have to offer.

For more information, contact Education and Public Program Coordinator, William Bowling at wbowling@uwyo.edu



SPRING Events Schedule


February 13th, 2024 • 5PM - 8PM: Date Night at the Museum

This Valentines season, join UWAM for a unique date night filled with live music by J Shogren, food, drinks, and romantic art making opportunities.

J Shogren is “an affable bear of a man” (NYTimes), a “brilliant storyteller” (Rootsy), and a “Wyoming music legend” (WY Trib Eagle) whose songs has taken him from the local bar scene to the Lincoln Center and Kennedy Center. In a voice “like one of those great bluesmen from ninety years ago” (Oliver di Place), his dark humorous stories are “endearingly eclectic” (NewSong) and “like a garden full of wildflowers” (Performing Songwriter). “Split the difference between Cohen and Dylan…you’ll have a place to start” (Rambles). His catawampus songwriting explores roots & traditional music filtered through a contemporary dissonant transmitter: “Americana at its best” (Village Records). He has played nearly all the stages, theatres, festivals, and cook-outs in Wyoming and the Rocky Mtns, and even ventured out a few times to his favorite big cities like Stockholm and Duluth. Learn more about J Shrogen and his work at his Bandcamp.


February 24th, 2024 • 5PM - 8PM: UWAM Spring Opening

Celebrate the opening of UWAM's Spring Exhibitions, including a 100 year retrospective of the painter and UW alumni, Harold Garde, and an Awards Ceremony for the 49th Annual UW Student Juried Exhibition. Additionally, we'll be celebrating our reaccreditation with the American Alliance of Museums!

5PM • Reception
6PM • Juried Student Exhibition Awards Ceremony

* This event is free and open to the public.


March 22nd, 2024 • 5PM - 7PM: Visiting Artist Conversation w/ Leland Bryan

UWAM welcomes South Dakota artist Leland Bryan for a conversation about his work and processes.

5PM • Reception
6PM • Visiting Artist Conversation

* This event is free and open to the public.


March 23rd • 4PM - 7PM: Mural Workshop w/ Guest Artist Leland Bryan

UWAM invites members of the Laramie community to join a free mural workshop led by South Dakota artist Leland Bryan. Bryan's mural, Landback, is a featured centerpiece in The New West.

* Registration is required for this workshop. Register at the button below.



April 18th, 2024 • 5PM - 7PM: Curatorial Conversation w/ Robert Martinez and Hunter Old Elk

Welcome UWAM Guest Curator, Robert Martinez, and Hunter Old Elk, Assistant Curator of the Plains Indian Museum at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, for an in-depth conversation about UWAM's 50th Anniversary Show, The New West. Robert Martinez, a Wyoming-born artist of diverse heritage, collaborated with Art Museum curators to develop an exhibition that he says, “challenges the visitor to change their mindset and note whose perspective is missing. Whose story is not being told and why.” Hunter Old Elk, a member of the Apsáalooke (Crow) and Yakama Nations, explores the complexities of historic and contemporary Plains Indian culture, with a special focus on the lives of Native women.

5PM • Reception
6PM • Guest Curator Conversation

* This event is free and open to the public.


April 25th, 2024 • 5PM - 8PM: Date Night at the UW Art Museum

As we prepare for the return of the birds and the bees, join UWAM for a unique date night filled with live music, food, drinks, and romantic art making opportunities.

* $15 Tickets for Museum Members. Tickets will open to public for $20. 60 person capacity. 

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