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Published August 03, 2017
“Hung Liu: American Exodus” will close Saturday, Aug. 12, at the University of Wyoming Art Museum.
“Hung Liu: American Exodus” presents new work by the Chinese-born American artist, well-known for her large-scale paintings based on photographic archives. “American Exodus” is inspired by the Dust Bowl-era photographs by American photographer Dorothea Lange made under the Farm Security Administration in the 1930s.
For Liu, whose photographic references are primarily those of her family or cultural life in China, working from an American photographer’s perspective on the United States during a period of great strife fostered universal connections between the struggles of those displaced by political or natural forces and the underlying humanity and dignity that pervade.
Through its “Museum as Classroom” approach, the UW Art Museum places art at the center of learning for all ages. Located in the Centennial Complex at 2111 Willett Drive in Laramie, the museum is open Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday hours are extended to 7 p.m. February through April and September through November. Admission is free.