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Two New Exhibitions Start May 11 at UW Art Museum

May 8, 2013 — Art connoisseurs can have their pick of paintings and prints to view at the University of Wyoming Art Museum, with two new exhibitions opening this weekend and three others finishing their run this week.

“Nature Morte: Still Life Masterpieces from the Art Museum Collection” and “Kimonos: Strappo Prints by Harold Garde” both open Saturday, May 11.

“Nature Morte: Still Life Masterpieces from the Art Museum Collection” includes works in a variety of media from the collection, including more traditional and historic paintings, Modernist photography and pop art prints. The exhibition explores the wealth of aesthetic and conceptual artistic strategies that challenge the view that the still life is simply an art of imitation.

“Kimonos: Strappo Prints by Harold Garde” showcases a series of works in which Garde explores the ‘T’ shape of the garment through the Strappo process, which is a dry image transfer technique that he invented. To create a Strappo print, Garde paints in reverse on a glass plate. He adds layers and, eventually, transfers the smooth result onto paper.  

“Kimonos” is a new exhibition of the UW Art Museum’s Regional Touring Exhibition Service that circulates exhibitions of original art throughout Wyoming to libraries, schools, community centers, galleries and museums. This exhibition will be available to schedule during fall 2013.

Three other exhibitions will conclude Saturday, May 11. These include “Carol Prusa: Emergent Worlds,” “Image and Culture: Haitian Paintings from the Art Museum Collection” and the works on view in the Pat Guthrie Special Exhibitions Teaching Gallery.

For more information, call the art museum at (307) 766-6622; visit and blog at; or follow the museum on Facebook at

“Imagine learning from the masters” is a guiding principle of the UW Art Museum’s programs. The museum is located in the Centennial Complex at 2111 Willett Drive in Laramie. Hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is free.

“Internal Architecture” is part of the exhibition, “Carol Prusa: Emergent Worlds,” on display at the UW Art Museum through May 11. (UW Photo)

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