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UW Art Museum’s Annual Gala to Celebrate Wyoming

June 21, 2016
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The UW Art Museum’s 23rd annual gala fundraiser, “Wyoming Rocks! Celebrating Wyoming’s Resources and Wonders,” is set Saturday, Oct. 22, at 6 p.m. in the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center. (UW Art Museum)

The University of Wyoming Art Museum will host its 23rd annual gala fundraiser, “Wyoming Rocks! Celebrating Wyoming Resources & Wonders,” Saturday, Oct. 22, at 6 p.m. in the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center.

“Wyoming Rocks! Celebrating Wyoming Resources & Wonders” is planned as a fun-filled, festive evening of fine food, libations, music and dancing, friends and an expansive auction set around the theme of Wyoming-made products, experiences, resources and art.

UW President Laurie Nichols and her husband, Tim Nichols, will host this year’s event.

“We are so excited to be joining the University of Wyoming and moving to Laramie. It is an honor for us to co-chair the Art Museum’s gala this year,” they say. “We understand that it is one of the most anticipated annual events at UW. We can’t wait to experience it. Please join us as we celebrate Wyoming.”

Presented by the National Advisory Board of the UW Art Museum, the annual black tie event provides significant program dollars for Art Museum exhibitions, collections, education and outreach.

The Art Museum’s programs are anchored on a comprehensive and growing collection of more than 8,000 objects, and a diverse exhibition program that ranges from innovative artists of present time to art of the American West, and art from other times and cultures. Its original art resources form the basis for education and outreach programs that serve the state of Wyoming and enable academic and community engagement opportunities.

For more information and to be added to the invitation list, call the Art Museum’s administrative assistant at (307) 766-3477. Invitations will be mailed in late August.

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 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.

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