UW Museum of Art to Host Artist Talks on Guided Gallery Tour April 27 | News


April 25, 2022

The UW Art Museum and the UW Student Art League will host a guided tour of the 47th Annual UW Student Exhibition with Jury on Wednesday, April 27, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. The event will include artist talks by students whose works are part of the exhibition. (BHP Imaging Photo)

A guided gallery tour at the University of Wyoming Museum of Art will feature artist talks by students whose works are part of the 47th Annual UW Student Exhibit.

The UW Art Museum and the UW Student Art League will host the free event on Wednesday, April 27 from 3:30-5 p.m.

The guided gallery tour is an opportunity to hear student artists discuss their artistic motivations, such as what drives the content of their work and why specific artistic media were chosen, and to answer questions from visitors. The event not only helps students develop as professional entertainers, but it also builds their public speaking skills.

The annual UW Student Judging Exhibition is open to any registered UW student or in-state student enrolled in UW distance learning courses during the current academic year. This year, 67 students submitted 178 artworks for consideration. Of these, 55 works by 42 artists were accepted into the exhibition.

Works that were not selected for the exhibition can be seen in a virtual “Salon des Refuses” organized by the UW Student Art League. To see these works, go to https://saluwyo.wixsite.com/home/salon-de-refuses.

Each year, one exhibit juror is chosen from outside of Wyoming. This year’s juror was Natalia Ángeles Vieyra, Maher Curatorial Fellow of American Art at the Harvard Art Museums. She specializes in the art and material culture of the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean.

At the recent awards ceremony, college deans, members of the UW Museum of Art’s National Advisory Board, corporations, individuals, members of the UW Student Art League, and the juror presented 42 scholarships and purchase prizes, with a cumulative value of over $11,000. To view the list of winners, go here.

For more information about the UW Art Museum, call (307) 766-6622; visit the website at www.uwyo.edu/artmuseum; or follow the museum on Facebook and instagram.

The UW Art Museum shares the transformative power of art by exhibiting, preserving and interpreting visual culture from around the world. As an integral part of the UW, the museum fosters a deeper connection with humanity and creativity that envisions new futures by engaging academic, local, state, national, and global communities.

The museum is located in the Centennial Complex at 2111 E. Willett Drive in Laramie. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday hours are extended until 7 p.m. Free entry.


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