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Final Week to View Summer Exhibitions at UW Art Museum

August 11, 2016
knife with many blades sticking out and a stylized bird figure at the end
“Mangbetu Ceremonial Knife” is among objects from the UW Art Museum’s collection that will be on view at the museum through Saturday, Aug. 20. (On Loan from the Finley Collection)

The final day to see three summer exhibitions at the University of Wyoming Art Museum is Saturday, Aug. 20.

Closing are “New Acquisitions: The Art Museum Collection”; “Objects of Power: Artistry of Weapons Across Cultures”; and “Oversized: Contemporary Art from the Collection.”

“New Acquisitions: The Art Museum Collection” highlights important recent acquisitions to the permanent collection. Objects include small bronzes, dating from the 13th to first centuries B.C. from the Eurasian Steppe, gifted by the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation; artworks gifted by Daniel R. Anthony; paintings by Jon Schueler, gifted by the estate and a private collector; and a hide painting by Cadzi Cody, acquired through the generosity of many. The exhibition is funded, in part, by Pat Guthrie Special Exhibitions Endowment funds.

“Objects of Power: Artistry of Weapons Across Cultures” explores different ideas of power by examining objects such as weapons, armor, ceremonial objects and masks from the American West, Easter Island, Eurasian Steppe, Papua New Guinea, Central America and various areas of Africa.

Selected from the Art Museum’s collection, “Oversized: Contemporary Art from the Collection” presents works, in a variety of mediums and techniques, by artists who typically work in large scale. Subjects vary throughout the exhibition.

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

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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