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Published August 16, 2017
“Whence One Comes: The Musings of Travis Louie” and “New Acquisitions: The UW Art Museum Collection” will close Saturday, Aug. 26, at the University of Wyoming Art Museum.
“Whence One Comes: The Musings of Travis Louie” presents works by Chinese-American artist Travis Louie. He creates oddly familiar, yet strange characters from an imagined world of curiosities, monsters and the absurd. His images are influenced by Victorian portraiture, film noir movies and human oddities, such as vaudeville magic acts, circus sideshows, and the monsters and superheroes of horror and sci-fi movies. Narrative in approach, the more recent images are accompanied by their own stories, written by the artist.
“New Acquisitions: The UW Art Museum Collection” highlights important acquisitions that the museum has acquired over the last year for its permanent collection. Objects include paintings by American artist Harold Garde, who is a UW alumnus from the late 1940s; a print by Chinese-American artist Hung Liu; and photographs by American photographers Danny Lyon and William Christenberry, among others. The exhibition is funded, in part, by Pat Guthrie Special Exhibitions Endowment funds.
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.