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Published September 21, 2020
“Women in Wyoming: Portraits and Interviews of Women Who Shape the West,” a multimedia exhibition by Wyoming artist Lindsay Linton Buk, will open at the University of Wyoming Art Museum Tuesday, Sept. 29.
The exhibition features large-scale portraits, an audio soundscape and interactive storytelling components that engage museum visitors to tell stories about inspiring women in their own lives.
Over the course of the production, Linton Buk traveled more than 15,000 miles; developed 600 rolls of medium-format film; and recorded 3,000 minutes of audio interview footage to illuminate the strength and spirit of Wyoming women and girls. The resulting exhibition is a powerful collective of contemporary female role models -- from artists to politicians, ranchers, authors, businesswomen and community stewards. Their 22 stories celebrate the achievements, power and learned wisdom of Wyoming women today.
A photographer and fifth-generation Wyoming native originally from Powell, Linton Buk started “Women in Wyoming” in 2016 to capture the stories of contemporary, influential Wyoming women. She founded her portrait, commercial and fine art photography business, Linton Productions, in 2014. She is based in Jackson Hole.
“The UW Art Museum is thrilled to bring ‘Women in Wyoming’ to Laramie. This exhibition connects us to our place in the West and celebrates the women who have shaped Wyoming,” says Nicole Crawford, director and chief curator. “We are proud to work with Lindsay who has an amazing vision to tell this story through her photographs. She cares deeply about her subjects, which is evident in the exhibition.”
“Women in Wyoming” will be on view through July 17, 2021.
The UW Art Museum collects, exhibits and interprets art to inspire creativity and nurture lifelong learning for the people of Wyoming and beyond. The museum is located in the Centennial Complex at 2111 E. Willett Drive in Laramie. It will reopen Tuesday, Sept. 29. Normal hours are Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is free.