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Fall Semester Exhibitions Open at UW Art Museum

September 2, 2015
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George Hurrell’s portrait of actress Dorothy Lamour is part of one of the new exhibitions opening Saturday, Sept. 5, at the UW Art Museum. (Gift of David Kaplan Jr.)

The University of Wyoming Art Museum will celebrate the opening of its fall semester exhibitions with a free public reception Friday, Sept. 11, from 6-8 p.m.

Two exhibitions are open now: “Dickie Landry: Composer. Saxophonist. Photographer. Artist.” and “Sandro Miller – Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to photographic masters.”

Four new exhibitions will open Saturday, Sept. 5. They are: “Hollywood Glamour Immortalized: Movie Studio Portraits from the 1930s-1960s”; “Ride Boldly, Ride: Paintings by Gordon McConnell”; “No More Sob Stories: Advancement of Women in Journalism in the 20th Century”; and works selected by UW faculty members on display in the Pat Guthrie Special Exhibitions Teaching Gallery.

“Dickie Landry: Composer. Saxophonist. Photographer. Artist.” explores the innovations in visual art, performance art and music in 1970s New York through Landry’s photographs and paintings. Landry will guide a gallery walk-through and perform a solo saxophone concert Friday, Oct. 2, at 10:30 a.m. at the Art Museum. He will present a public art talk Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. in the Visual Arts Building, Room 111.

Additionally, a public presentation of “Trialogue,” Landry’s original music, dance and art collaboration, will be held Monday, Oct. 5, at 7 p.m. in the College of Arts and Sciences auditorium. It will include Babs Case, director of the Dancers’ Workshop in Jackson. All events are free and open to the public.

A concurrent exhibition, “Dickie Landry: Explorations in Axonometric Projection,” is on view at the Art Association of Jackson Hole from Oct. 9-Nov. 13.

“Sandro Miller – Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to photographic masters” is a collaboration with actor John Malkovich that honors iconic images by photographers who influenced Miller’s development as a photographer. Miller and Malkovich have re-enacted some of the most familiar images in the history of photography. Malkovich transforms his persona into personalities such as Marilyn Monroe, Meryl Streep, Andy Warhol, Dorothea Lange’s Dust Bowl-era migrant mother and Edward Sherriff Curtis’ portrait of Native American Three of woman with white face paint pulling at skin on face to distort it

“Hollywood Glamour Immortalized: Movie Studio Portraits from the 1930s-1960s” presents several of George Hurrell’s portraits with photographs by Philippe Halsman. Hurrell, known as the king of the Hollywood glamour portrait, created iconic images of Hollywood elite and advanced the careers of many. The exhibition coincides with the Art Museum’s gala fundraiser, “Riviera Rendezvous: An Evening at Cannes,” scheduled Saturday, Oct. 24.

“Ride, Boldly Ride: Paintings by Gordon McConnell” re-examines the iconography and mythology of the American West as expressed in Western movies. Inspired by such films as “Stagecoach,” “My Darling Clementine” and “The Westerner,” McConnell paints the cavalry, cowboys and American Indians, and scenes that convey ideas such as vitality, fearlessness and self-reliance.

Presented by the UW American Heritage Center, “No More Sob Stories: Advancement of Women in Journalism in the 20th Century” focuses on five women from the early to mid-1900s who sought adventure, equal opportunities and forged change. By the middle of the century, women journalists reported on complex topics and had gained access to places and events where women had not been before.

This semester, the Pat Guthrie Special Exhibitions Teaching Gallery features works of art selected by history and fine arts faculty members for specific courses. In addition, the gallery includes a wall of artwork by and about African Americans that deals with race, culture and identity.

The artwork is available to students throughout the semester for use during the museum’s public hours, and is open to the public to demonstrate connections between the Art Museum and teaching across the curriculum.

For more information, call the Art Museum at (307) 766-6622, visit the website at, or follow the museum on Facebook and Instagram.

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 Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Mondays from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Admission is free. 

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