ART MUSEUM

spring 2015

The University of Wyoming Art Museum is an accredited member of the American Alliance of Museums.

FROM T H E  D I R EC TO R’ S D ESK

The University of Wyoming Art Museum is located in the Centennial Complex on the university campus at 2111 Willett Drive, Laramie, WY.

With the New Year brings great excitement as we will welcome our new President, Dr. Laurie Nichols, to the University of Wyoming. Dr. Nichols brings great skills and expertise in the special mission of land grant universities, which uniquely serve our students and state. We look forward to working with her to advance the visual arts in Wyoming over the coming years.

Mailing Address Dept. 3807 1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071 General Information (307) 766-6622 Administrative Offices (307) 766-3477; fax (307) 766-3520 Website and Social Media www.uwyo.edu/artmuseum #uwartmuseum

Museum Hours Monday – Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm Mondays until 7 pm (Feb. – Apr., Sept. – Nov.) Closed major holidays and January The UW Art Museum is funded in part by Esther G. Andrau; Henry Armour & Natalie Clark; Honorable Peter & Ruth Arnold; Dave & Jeri Bostrum; Christopher & Kathryn Boswell; Elizabeth Brimmer; Tom & Jacque Buchanan; John & Esther Clay; Roy & Caryl Cline; Melvin Cox; Tom & Ann Davidson; Barbara Dilts; E. Jayne Dooley; John & Tracy Dooley; Don & Vanda Edington; Benjamin & Linda Freedman; Governor David & Judge Nancy Freudenthal; Patricia R. Guthrie; Honorable Mark & Jennie Gordon; Clayton & Kandy Hartman; Paul Heimer & Nicole Ballenger; Paul & Jeanne Hickey; Dallas & Mary Horton; Jane G. Jaegersen; Peter Johnson & Paula Green Johnson; Anthony & Marjorie Mandujano; Ray & Lisa McElwee; David & Anita McNeece; Brainerd & Anne Mears; Frank & Barbara Mendicino, II; Gerald Meyer & Barbara Hoffman; Ted & Christine Mollring; Nicholas & Margaret Murdock; Gary & Kim Negich; Senator Philip & Karen Nicholas; Charles & Reta Ralph; Honorable Tom & Sandra Rardin; Pam Rentschler; Felicia R. Resor; Phyllis T. Shelton; Senator Alan & Ann Simpson; Governor Mike & Jane Sullivan; Richard & Mary Lou Taggart; Vernon & Della Vivion; Fred Von Ahrens; A. Richard Walje; Altria Client Services, Inc.; AUC, LLC; BlueCross BlueShield of Wyoming; BP America, Inc.; Brimmer Communications & Public Affairs, LLC; Cloud Peak Energy; Dooley Oil, Inc.; First Interstate BancSystem; First Interstate Bank of Laramie; HIS-Laramie, LLC; Ivinson Memorial Hospital; Laramie Daily Boomerang; Laramie GM Auto Center, Inc.; Nicholas & Tangeman, LLC; Pence & MacMillan, LLC; Shooting Star; SourceGas, LLC; The Ranch at Ucross; Union Telephone Company; Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program; Water Valley Ranch; FMC Corporation; Anonymous donors; Buffalo Bill Memorial Association; Pamela Rentschler; Rocky Mountain Power Foundation; UW Offices of the President, Academic Affairs, Governmental & Community Affairs, Student Affairs, Division of Administration, Information Technology, Libraries, Outreach School, College of Business, College of Health Sciences, Art Department, and Biodiversity Institute; UW Art Museum National Advisory Board Endowment; Diane E. Bonner Memorial Endowment for Collections; Casper Art Fund Endowment; Don & Vanda Edington Endowment for Art Museum Student Fellowships; FMC Ann Simpson Artmobile Fund; Patricia R. Guthrie Special Exhibitions Gallery Endowment; Erma M. Hill UW Art Museum Endowment; Klaenhammer Excellence Fund for the UW Art Museum; Robert M. & Judith Redd Knight Endowment for Collection Conservation & Acquisition; Lisa Lewis Dubois Student Exhibition Award; Master Teacher Endowment; Barbara J. & V. Frank Mendicino Endowment for Collection Conservation; Frederick & Pamela Rentschler Endowment for Art Museum Collections; Ron & Patti Salvagio Endowment for Art Museum Programs; Sigrid See Excellence Fund for the UW Art Museum Teacher Institute; W. Sherman & Dorothy Burns Estate Endowment; Ann Simpson & Family Student Exhibition Award; Ann Simpson Art Mobile Endowment; Lucile Wright Endowment; James T. Forrest UW Art Museum Trust; Albany County School District #1; Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; City of Laramie; Institute of Museum & Library Services (IMLS); National Endowment for the Arts (NEA); The Inge Foundation; Wyoming Arts Council (WAC); Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund (WCTF); Wyoming Humanities Council (WHC), and through the generosity of many individuals and businesses.

It is also noteworthy that our first semester in the new Museum Classroom and Studio was a very active one. Not only did we move in and get settled, we had more than 2,112 students in 176 Preschool – 12 classes use the space. Also, the College of Education

Art in Elementary Education class met in and used both spaces during the fall semester. The response has been one of excitement and relief to have the facilities needed to support these education programs. It is with heartfelt thanks that I again extend our appreciation to all who supported this project: Dick and Judith Agee, Pat Guthrie, Phyllis Shelton, Jayne Dooley, Mary Storer Foundation, Union Wireless, and Rocky Mountain Power. Susan Moldenhauer Director & Chief Curator

Collection news In December last year the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation gifted the UW Art Museum 35 small bronzes from Asian Grasslands of the horse-riding steppe dwellers from the thirteenth century BCE to first century BCE. The Eurasian grasslands, also known as the steppes, cover a region extending from northern China westward through Mongolia to the plains of Eastern Europe. The people who populated the steppes were pastoralist who traveled to specific regions in a seasonal cycle living in portable, tent-like structures. They played an important role in facilitating trade along the Silk Route across Asia.

Buckle Plaque with Feline and Raptor, 2nd century BCE, cast bronze, copper alloy, 4-1/2 x 2-7/8 inches, gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, 2015.14.6

Although they belonged to different tribes and clans, Ornament: Garment Ornament of a and spoke different languages, the people who lived Frontal Animal Head in the Asian grasslands shared the same manner of with Round Eyes living, dress, social organization, and spiritual beliefs. and Long Ears, 6th-4th century BCE, They were connected through their art objects, which bronze, copper were small due their mobile lifestyle, making them alloy, cast, 1-1/8 easy to carry, pack, or wear. They favored bronze for x 5/8 inches, gift of the Arthur M. its strength, light weight and resilience and used it Sackler Foundation, to make tools, weapons, vessels, and ornaments to 2015.14.8 decorate their clothing. The 35 bronzes gifted range from a 10-inch long sword to a one-inch garment ornament of an animal head. Small bronze sculptures, such as these, are the best-documented artistic medium from this area. This gift represents only a fraction of the collection Arthur M. Sackler (1913-1987) amassed over his lifetime. Although he was a research psychologist, Dr. Sackler was an avid student of art history, and Asian art became the core of his collections. In addition to his philanthropy and funding of many museums, including the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery at the Smithsonian Institute and the Sackler Wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation was established in 1965 to make Dr. Sackler’s extensive art collection available to the public. This significant gift to the UW Art Museum is a testament to Dr. Sackler’s generosity and avid support of the arts. The museum looks forward to sharing these beautiful small works with the academic community, Preschool -12 students and the general public. Cover image: Kara Walker (American, b. 1969), The Emancipation Approximation (Scene #18), edition 7/20, 1999-2000, screenprint, 44 x 34 inches, collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation

Kara Walker (American, b. 1969), An Unpeopled Land in Uncharted Waters: savant, edition 19/30, 2010, etching with aquatint, sugar-lift, spit-bite and dry-point, 27 x 17 inches, collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer

Emancipating the Past: Kara Walker’s Tales of Slavery and Power From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation January 30 – May 14, 2016; Friends, Colorado, Chicago, and East Galleries Kara Walker (b. 1969) is one of the most successful and widely known contemporary African American artists today. Her radical engagement with issues of race, gender, sexuality, media, and power form the basis for her creative research and artistic expression. Though mainly celebrated for her provocative installations composed of cut-paper silhouettes, Walker’s work in other media is equally strong and expands on the many powerful themes and questions of her practice. Prolific and innovative in her work, Emancipating the Past: Kara Walker’s Tales of Slavery and Power presents a range of approaches that she has taken to subject matter, historical narrative, artistic media and technique, and raises questions about the complexities and ambiguities of racial and historical representation. By highlighting the obscure references and old-fashioned techniques of Walker’s artistic process, the exhibition illuminates the rigorously researched underpinnings of Walker’s work with the aim to make her provocative approach accessible to a diverse audience. Emancipating the Past: Kara Walker’s Tales of Slavery and Power is a retrospective exhibition of Walker’s works on paper, a video, wall painting, and sculpture. Anchored on two major series, Emancipation Approximation (annotated) and Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War, she transforms historical imagery with contemporary silhouettes that challenge the complexities of racial and historical representation. The exhibition was curated by Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art Jessi DiTIllio, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, University of Oregon from the Portland, Oregon-based collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation.

MLK DAYS OF DIALOGUE SERIES Gallery Walk Through: Jordan D. Snitzer

February 2, 3:30-5 pm, UAM Galleries Panel Discussion: Assistant Professor, African-American Diaspora Studies; Peter Fine, Assistant Professor, Art; and Colleen Denney, Professor, Gender and Women’s Studies

February 2, 5:00 – 6:30 pm, Art Museum Galleries Lunchtime Conversation with Curators

Wednesday, February 3, 12:00 – 12:30 pm SHEPARD SYMPOSIUM ON SOCIAL JUSTICE Opening Reception

Wednesday, April 6, 5:00 - 6:30 pm Art Museum Keynote Speaker, Rebecca Peabody, PhD

Wednesday, April 6, 7:00 - 8:00 pm Visual Arts Building 111 Panel featuring UW Faculty

April 14, 5:00 - 7:00 pm Art Museum Funded in part by an anonymous donor, Union Wireless, TRONOX, UW Art Museum Gala Funds, Wyoming Public Radio, and the Wyoming Arts Council through the National Endowment for the Arts and the Wyoming State Legislature.

EXHIBITIONS

Kara Walker (American, b. 1969), Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated): Alabama Loyalists Greeting the Federal Gun-Boats, edition 21/35, 2005, offset lithography and screenprint, 39 x 53 inches, collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation

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The Harper’s Weekly Illustrations: Winslow Homer’s Americana January 30 – April 23, 2016; Rotunda Gallery Considered one of the foremost artists of 19th century America Art, Winslow Homer (1836-1910) began his artistic career as an illustrator. In 1857 he began producing illustrations for Harper’s Weekly, a monthly magazine that highlighted literature, politics, culture, finance and the arts. With dramatic contrasts between light and dark, clean lines and simplified forms he captured the American scene, characterized by his directness and objectivity to the subject. Homer’s illustrations supplied a rich visual component to the news that also served as an intimate expression of his artistic vision, which would soon be replaced by photography and other forms of mass media. These illustrations, drawn from the UW Art Museum’s collection, span Homer’s early career and provide an unparalleled glimpse into the 19th century American experience. Funded in part by UW Art Museum Gala Funds

Winslow Homer (American, 1836-1910), Snap the Whip (Harper’s Weekly, September 20, 1873), 1873, wood engraving, 20-3/4 x 13-1/2 inches, Friends of the UW Art Museum Purchase, 1974.22

Philosophy 4000/5000 – The Sublime; Honors Program 3153 – Art and Environment; Honors Program 2151 – The Empire Strikes Back: Postcolonial Studies with a Focus on Africa; Elementary Education 3170 – Art in the Elementary School January 30 – June 4, 2016; Pat Guthrie Special Exhibitions Teaching Gallery

Osrel B. Allred (American, b. 1936), Ephraim Shopping Center, not dated, watercolor, 11-5/8 x 20-7/8 inches, Friends of the UW Art Museum purchase, 1975.127

The Art Museum continues the successful teaching gallery model in in the Pat Guthrie Special Exhibitions Teaching Gallery by working closely with faculty from the Honors Program, Education and Philosophy for their specific courses on issues of art and the environment, the notion of the sublime, elementary school art education and concepts of postcolonial society. The artwork is available to students throughout the semester for use during the museum’s public hours and divided into four sections, one wall for each course. While the gallery is designed to meet the needs of the academic community, it is also open to the public in order to demonstrate connections between the Art Museum and teaching across the curriculum, supporting UW’s academic mission. Funded in part by Pat Guthrie Special Exhibitions Endowment Funds

Jane Waggoner Deschner (American), from the maxim series: Thoreau (Aesop’s cock), 2013, hand-embroidered found studio portrait, 13-1/2 x 10-3/8 inches, Patricia Guthrie Special Exhibitions Gallery Endowment purchase, 2015.2.6

41st Annual Juried University of Wyoming Student Exhibition February 12 – March 19, 2016; Boyle, South One, South Two Galleries Now in its forty-first year, the Annual Juried UW Student Exhibition is open to any student enrolled at UW in this academic year. It is also open to any in-state student enrolled through the Outreach School. A juror from outside the state is invited each year to select the exhibition. This year’s juror is Dan Mills, director of Bates College Museum of Art. Mills is also a practicing artist. In addition to selecting artwork for the exhibition, Mills will make award selections, and provide a juror’s statement. The exhibition is a highlight of the Art Museum’s annual exhibition programming, and is an opportunity for UW offices and departments to purchase student artwork, adding original art to their buildings and offices.  The UW

Student Art League presents a related Salon des Refuses in conjunction with the exhibition.  Awards for purchase and accomplishment are announced during the opening reception.  Funded in part by UW Art Museum Gala Funds

AWARDS CEREMONY

Friday, February 12, 6:30 pm STUDENT WALK THROUGH

Monday, February 22, 5:30 pm

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From Samurai to Geisha: Depictions of Gender in Japanese Ukyo-e Woodblock Prints April 2 – July 23, 2016; Boyle Gallery

Beyond the Model: Contemporary Women Artists from the Art Museum Collection (Part I) April 2 – August 13, 2016; South One Gallery

EXHIBITIONS

Installation view, 40th Annual Juried University of Wyoming Student Exhibition, UW Art Museum

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SHELTON STUDIO ART PROGRAMS FRIDAY MORNING PRESCHOOL CAN I TRY THAT? Fridays, February 5, 12, 19, 26$25/4-class session We’ll look for inspiration in the work on display in the 41st Annual Juried UW Student Exhibition and Emancipating the Past: Kara Walker’s Tales of Slavery and Power. Each week students will have the chance to explore unique artmaking materials and processes. This is an excellent class for experimentation.

Printmaking Tells a Story Fridays: March 4, 11, 25 10-11 a.m., $20/3-class session Using artwork on exhibit in The Harper’s Weekly Illustrations: Winslow Homer’s Americana and the 41st Annual Juried University of Wyoming Student Exhibition students will examine how artists use printmaking processes to create images that tell a story. We will look at a variety of ways to print that students can try at home!

Nature, Literacy, and Art Collide Fridays: April 1, 8, 15, 22 10-11 a.m., $25/4-class session The Pat Guthrie Special Exhibitions Teaching Gallery will be our inspiration for creating art that helps us develop an understanding of nature and its connections to developing literacy. We will use a variety of materials to create our own artistic interpretations of nature.

Lab School students reading an art story after making art in the new Museum Studio.

Students working with an artist teacher during Summer Art Camp.

FAMILY SATURDAY CLASSES AND OPEN STUDIO Exploring Creativity February 6, April 2, and May 7 10-11 am class and 11 am – noon open studio $10/class session per student - or - $7 per student for families of 3 or more $10/open studio per studio – or $7 per student for families of 3 or more Parents FREE! Does your family need something fun and creative to do on weekends? Come to the Art Museum and make art with your children during our Family Saturday Classes. We are offering classes the first Saturday of most months throughout the school year, with the exception of March when we will celebrate March Art Month in a different way. During each Family Saturday Class students will be guided through gallery observations and a hands-on, one of a kind art making activity by a knowledgeable instructor. Each month will have a different exhibition focus. Stay an extra hour for additional exploration during Open Studio, where families can freely experiment with select art media and have a knowledgeable instructor on hand. You don’t need to come to the class in order to drop in for Open Studio. Experimentation could be with

painting, writing, wood sculpture, collage, printmaking, and more depending on the month. Supplies will be limited to the first 20 participants. Join us for one or both of these Saturday activities! Both are great ways to learn and share an artistic process with your children. See our Facebook page for each month’s theme.

AFTERNOONS AT THE MUSEUM Monday, February 15 1 – 4:45 p.m. Ages 6-10 $20 per student - or - $15 per student for families of 3 or more What do students do when they have a day off from school because it is a Staff Development Day for teachers? Spend the afternoon at the Art Museum! On Monday, February 15th students between the ages of 6-10 can spend the afternoon investigating and producing art. Modeled after our art camps, each afternoon will be jam-packed with creative things to do. A healthy snack will be provided.

SPRING BREAK ART CAMP Monday – Friday March 14-18 1:00-4:45 pm each day Ages 6-10 $60/week or $15/day “drop-in” rate. Scholarships are available.

Scholarships available

MARCH ART MONTH Join us for our first Night at the Museum celebrating March Art Month! Monday, March 7 from 5-7 pm Kick off a month long arts celebration with this family-friendly event that includes free pizza and veggies. Learn how to look at and talk about contemporary art with your family. Try out one or all of the no-cost art making activities. Museum curators, teaching artists and volunteers will be on hand to help you in both the Shelton Studio and new Museum Studio make one of a kind artwork and creative projects and guide discussions in the galleries. Come for a bit or stay the whole time! During Night at the Museum we will also be unveiling new Family Activity Boxes (FAB) for select exhibitions. We invite families of all ages to also participate in our free FAB-Saturdays on March 5, 12, 19, and 26 anytime during our open hours from 10 am – 5 pm. Family Activity Boxes for all exhibitions will be available for self guided tours and activities

Grades 3-5 will meet in the fall and early spring while grades 1-2 will meet in the spring only. Students are bused to and from the Art Museum courtesy of Albany County School District. Contact your elementary school art teacher for participation information.

Spring 2016: College of Education students creating art in the new Museum Studio.

Grades 3-5: Monday/Wednesday Sessions:

throughout the month of March. Our FAB are chocked full of great art making activities you can do in the galleries or at home.

Session 1: Snowy Range Academy

AFTERSCHOOL ENRICHMENT PROGRAM

Monday/Wednesday Sessions:

Students in grades 1-2 and 3-5 may participate in a free after-school program at the Art Museum called Imagine Learning from the Masters. This program is made possible through a partnership with Albany County School District #1 and uses original art work in the UW Art Museum to enhance students’ art, writing, thinking and speaking skills.

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Students will have the opportunity to sign up for the program through their elementary school. Each program meets for seven consecutive sessions from 3:304:45 pm and follows the Art Museum’s model of inquiry - observe, question, explore, create and reflect. These dynamic classes engage students in essential learning activities in ways that are fun and creative. They will work with professional artists and writers and a master teacher on writing and art skills, using art on exhibit as a starting point for their own ideas and creative processes.

Session 1: Linford Elementary

to improve skills and provide better specialized training to their students. This includes visits from the Artmobile, mentorship through portfolio development and one on one guidance for students who want to learn more about a career

in the arts. Youth or parents who might be interested in learning more about an apprenticeship at the Art Museum can contact Katie Christensen for more information at [email protected] edu or 766-3496.

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Grades 1-2: Session 1: Snowy Range Academy Session 2: Beitel Elementary 3/30, 4/4, 4/6, 4/11, 4/13, 4/18, 4/20 Session 3: UW Lab School/Laramie Montessori 4/25, 4/27, 5/2, 5/4, 5/9, 5/11, 5/16

Tuesday/Thursday Sessions: 2/2, 2/4, 2/9, 2/11, 2/16, 2/18, 2/23 Session 2: Indian Paintbrush Elementary 2/25, 3/1, 3/3, 3/8, 3/10, 3/22, 3/24 Session 3: Slade Elementary 3/29, 3/31, 4/5, 4/7, 4/12, 4/14, 4/19 Session 4: Spring Creek Elementary 4/21, 4/26, 4/28, 5/3, 5/5, 5/10, 5/12 ACSD#1 logo

TEEN PROGRAM Join us for Teen Hang Out, an evening of open studio and art making on Monday, February 29 from 5-7pm. Light snacks will be provided. We are working with Laramie High School, Whiting High School and Laramie Junior High teachers

MUSEUM AS CLASSROOM

Do you like to make art? Are you curious about new forms or materials? If so, this is the class for you! We will explore the art work exhibited in the museum and then use what we learn to help us draw inspiration from everyday moments to make extraordinary art! Discover all kinds of materials and ways to make art in the studio, including sculpture, painting, collage, and more! We’ll look at different ways to write, too. Join us for the week – or even a day – to explore your own possibilities!

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ANN SIMPSON ARTMOBILE Students in Wheatland, Medicine Bow, Casper, Chugwater, Glendo, Cheyenne, Encampment, Rawlins, Etna and Afton were visited by the Artmobile during the fall semester of 2015. The new exhibition Surrealism: Visions of the Mind has proven to be an intriguing selection of images representing the broad material and conceptual interests of surrealists. With Artmobile Educator, Erica Ramsey, students explore the workings of the conscious and unconscious mind. One popular art making activity offered through the program is the “Subconscious Poet.” Participants are asked to draw to pick three sets of words or phrases from found magazine clippings. Next, they have to use the randomly selected text to craft a poem. Finally, the poets become artists when they illustrate the poem they have created with oil pastels on high quality Rives BFK paper. Students are challenged by the task of creating narrative out of nonsense, but the challenge has produced many inter-

leaders were lead through the Artmobile activity “Deep Looking.” In response to a stimulating discussion of the original works of art in the Artmobile’s exhibition, participants played the traditional Surrealist game “Exquisite Corpse.” After deep looking and creative game playing, participants were invited to reflect on the experience of engaging with original artwork, and the relationship between play and inquiry learning. Discovering Poe: State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow participated in a deep looking activity with students at Cheyenne East High School.

esting and powerful works of original student artwork. In October Ramsey and Master Teacher Heather Bender co-presented at the Wyoming After School Alliance Conference in Laramie, Wyoming. During a workshop titled “Object Based Inquiry Learning,” after-school program

The Artmobile’s spring 2016 schedule is very busy with visits planned to Lander, Pavillion, Riverton, Rock River, Albin, Burns, Carpenter, Pine Bluffs, Thermopolis, and Casper. If you are interested in hosting the Artmobile in your community, sign up soon! The Artmobile typically schedules visits three to six months in advance. For scheduling information contact Ramsey at 307-399-2941. For pictures and stories about past visits, please visit the Art Museum’s Facebook page.

UW ART MUSEUM REGIONAL TOURING EXHIBITION SERVICE The Regional Touring Exhibition Service offers exhibitions at no charge to Wyoming organizations except for the cost of one-way shipping (round-trip shipping to out of state organizations). These exhibitions are designed for sites such as libraries, schools, community centers, galleries, and museums. Insurance, press releases, publicity photos, and exhibition interpretation is provided by the Art Museum. The Museum is currently reserving locations and dates for several new exhibitions. For more information on the availability of these new exhibition opportunities, or for information on any of our touring exhibitions, please contact the Art Museum Registrar Sarah Gadd at 307-766-6634 or [email protected]

Jessie Wilber (American, 1912-1989), Yellow Buffalo Tipi, 1976, silkscreen, 1415/16 x 12 inches, gift of the Montana Arts Council, 1977.23.6

Kimonos: Strappo Prints by Harold Garde October 2015 – February 2016 – Casper College, Casper, WY Cyrus Baldridge: An American Artist in China September – October 2016 – Northwest College, Powell, WY Available for scheduling The Botanical Series: The Photographic Work of Gerald Lang and Jennifer Anne Tucker Available for scheduling Blackfeet Indian Tipis: Design and Legend January – February, 2016 – Northwest College, Powell, WY March, 2016 – Crook County Library, Sundance, WY April, 2016 – Moorcroft Branch Library, Moorcroft, WY May – June, 2016 – Washakie County Library, Worland, WY July – October, 2016 – Casper College, Casper, WY June – September, 2017 – Washakie Museum and Cultural Center, Worland, WY

The UW Art Museum’s director, curators, and educators actively contribute to leadership, teaching, and professional development in the museum field. The following represents the contributions of the museum’s professional staff during 2015.

Susan Moldenhauer, Director & Chief Curator • • • • • • • • • • •

Member at Large, Association of Academic Museums (term ended May) Co-administrator, Laramie Mural Project Member, Laramie Public Art Plan Steering Committee Member, President’s Public Art Committee Member, AHC Director Search Committee Member, Kenny Sailors Statue Committee / Athletics Member, South 3rd Street Beautification Project / Beautification Committee Member, Biodiversity Institute Faculty Advisory Board Consultant, Neltje, paintings for the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts Co-presented at “Our Place in the West….and Beyond: Wyoming @ 125” conference: “Our Place in the West: A Conversation with Wyoming Artists” (session chair) Co-presented at “our Place in the West….and Beyond: Wyoming @ 125” conference: “Sequencing Through Time and Place: Wyoming and Beyond”

Nicole M Crawford, Curator of Collections • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •



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Extended Term Appointment and promotion to Associate Lecturer Faculty Advisor for new UW Registered Student Organization, “University of Wyoming Museums and Archives Coalition” Appointed as Adjunct Associate Lecturer in the Wyoming Institute for Humanities Research Adjunct Associate Lecturer in the Museum Studies Minor program Received UW International Board of Advisors Award for Faculty Achievement in Internationalization Received an Innovative Course Grant for study abroad course in Cambodia (January 2016) Received a UW Center for Global Studies Faculty Supplemental Research Grant to bring a scholar from Cambodia to intern at the Art Museum and American Heritage Center Received a UW International Program Travel Grant Worked as part of the Human Rights, Ethics and Justice Research Cluster that received a UW Presidential Initiative Grant Received funding from a UW Global and Area Studies Grant for work in Cambodia Co-taught two courses in the Art Museum through the UW History Department, “Intro to Museology” and “Museum Exhibition – History and Practice” Serve as a State Representative for the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries Presented to Leadership Wyoming on “Cambodia and the University of Wyoming” Co-presented in the “What in the World?” program at the Albany County Branch Library in Centennial, WY Co-presented at the “Thinking with Objects: University Museum Collections in Teaching and Research” at the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archeology, University of Oxford Co-presented at the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries Conference at Emory University in the session “Race, War, Genocide: Responding to Conflict on Campus and Beyond” Wrote three articles for UWyo Magazine Worked with students funded through the UW History Department on a summer research project on looted art from Cambodia

National Advisory Board Kathryn Boswell President Mary Horton Vice President Felicia Resor Secretary / Treasurer

Esther Andrau Joanna Arnold Bobbi Barrasso Anne Brande Marial Bulmer Maxine Chisholm Caryl Cline Ann Davidson Barbara Dilts Pennie Espeland Paul Heimer Jeanne Hickey Lisa McElwee Gary Negich Devon O'Connell James Pearce Sandra Rardin Fred Von Ahrens Emeritus Judith Agee Ruth Arnold Jacque Buchanan Tom Davidson Judy Dray Ruth Ellbogen Nancy Freudenthal Barbara Madsen Earl Madsen Christine Mollring Reta Ralph Phyllis Shelton Ann Simpson Dan Sullivan Robert Tarantola Lili Turnell Al Wolfe Ex Officio Susan Moldenhauer Director & Chief Curator Art Museum Staff

MEMBERS AND CONTRIBUTORS

SPOTLIGHT

Susan Moldenhauer, Director & Chief Curator Nicole Crawford, Curator of Collections Katie Christensen, Curator of Education and Statewide Engagement Sarah Gadd, Museum Registrar Heather Bender, Master Teacher Erica Ramsey, Artmobile Educator Sterling Smith, Chief Preparator Conor Mullen, Preparator Molly Donnell, Marketing Associate Janine Reinhardt, Administrative Assistant Cherie Kelley, Accountant

Development & Major Gifts

Angela Ver Ploeg, Major Gift Officer, UW Foundation

MEMBERS AND CONTRIBUTORS

Katie Christensen, Curator of Education and Statewide Engagement • Presented “Deep Looking and the Museum Inquiry Model” - Wyoming Secondary Art Educators Fall Conference in Lander, September 2015 • Attended the Wyoming Afterschool Alliance annual conference • Consult with students in Museum and Archives Coalition (ongoing) • Volunteered at Community Painting Day with the Laramie Mural Project • Juried Annual Festival of the Arts at Depot Park, Laramie, August 2015 • Guest-lecture to Art Department Post-Bacc students regarding preparing for graduate school or life after under grad  • Co-hosted the 2015 Premier Art Exhibition for Albany County School District #1, introduced Superintendent Yennie • Attended 2015 Gear Up summer events outside of Museum • Attended 2015 Women’s Leadership Conference Heather Bender, Master Teacher • Teach EDEL 3170 Art in the Elementary school each semester through the UW College of Education • Provide presentations and support for various UW College of Education faculty – Lydia Dambekalns Art Methods, Mark Helmsing Social Studies Methods, LCCC Humanities instructor Connie Currie • Served on the Curator of Education search committee • Wyoming School-University Partnership and the National Network for Education Renewal Conference presentation, June 25, 2015 about the Museum as Classroom Initiative • WYAEA Conference Presentation, Cheyenne, February 28, 2015 about museum’s inquiry model process • Mentoring: PHD student Karen Ventura-Kalen • Mentoring: ACSD #1 3 Transition Academy students weekly • Mentoring: Pre-service and In-service educators on an ad hoc basis as needed • Meetings with new ACSD #1 superintendent to solidify a museum partnership with the district • Wyoming Afterschool Alliance presentation with Erica Ramsey October 19, 2015 using the Artmobile exhibition and inquiry process activities • Preschool Initiative – teaching 15-20 early childhood classes monthly and developing and implementing professional development opportunities for early childhood educations – August 2015 • EDSE 4975 Education Independent Study student Kathy Bachman spring 2015 • 12/23/15 – submitting proposal for the National Association for Education of Young Children Professional Development Conference held in June 2016 Erica Ramsey, Artmobile Educator • Co-presenter with Heather Bender at the Wyoming After School Alliance Workshop title: Object based, inquiry learning • State Licensure as a K-12 Exceptional Generalist and K-6 Elementary Generalist • Exhibited original artwork in the group exhibition “Illustrated Tales” at the 234 Gallery in the Wyoming Union Sarah Gadd, Registrar • • • • • •

Attended AAM Conference in Atlanta, GA “Intro to Museology” guest lecturer on object handling Consulted with curator at Ivinson Mansion on registration methods Member Albany County Museum Coalition Member Colorado / Wyoming Association of Museums Board Member: Wyoming Museum Training Network

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