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Placing Art at the Center of Learning

The University of Wyoming Art Museum presents and collects world-class art and objects by regional, national and international artists, and art from the American West.
As an academic museum and a leader in the arts, the University of Wyoming Art Museum concentrates on furthering programs that engage students and visitors in discussions that broaden an understanding of diverse perspectives, viewpoints, and cultures.


Through its Museum as Classroom approach, the University of Wyoming Art Museum places art at the center of learning for all ages, supports the academic mission of the University, assists in preparing our future workforce with essential skills, and enhances the cultural life of Wyoming’s citizens and visitors.




  • Jenene Nagy

    Jenene Nagy

    On View april 22 - july 29, 2023

    Nagy’s work is a practice of repetition and devotion. The subtleties entice the viewer to engage in what Nagy describes as “the simple act of looking, to acknowledge their place in time as they contemplate an accrual.” To behold this transformation of materials into ritualized objects is one way to exist while navigating the distance around the sun. The UW Art Museum exhibits 19 of Nagy’s works, ranging from her smaller grid series to expansive works of folded paper with graphite and silver, up to nearly 20 feet in length.

  • Dana Claxton (Hunkpapa Lakota, b. 1959), Hip Hop NDN, 2022

    The new west: uwam at fifty

    On View July 8, 2023 - may 18, 2024

    To commemorate the University of Wyoming Art Museum’s 50th anniversary since its humble beginnings as a corkboard in the Fine Arts Department, the museum presents an exhibition exploring its place in the American West, a region imbued with the emotional subtexts of freedom, independence, and wilderness. The museum re-presents “traditional” narratives to highlight Indigenous voices, place landscapes in historical perspective, and examine the history of collecting the art of the American West. Using the permanent collection, guest curator Robert Martinez collaborated with Art Museum curators to develop an exhibition that he says, “challenges the visitor to change their mindset and note whose perspective is missing. Whose story is not being told and why.”


  • Oronzo Gasparo

    oronzo gasparo: People, places, and things

    On view may 6 - december 23, 2023

    Oronzo Gasparo’s (Italian-American, 1903-1969) art is fantasy and so was he; his subject matter, often mundane, is transformed into something of myth through vibrant colors and a refined “primitivism.” An Italian immigrant who worked primarily in New York City, Gasparo was a well-known figure in the Greenwich Village scene of the 1920s through 1960s. His drawings and paintings are captivating, playful, and complex in his layering of simple patterns. Explore these works displayed with narrative details discovered in the artist’s archives to uncover Gasparo’s travels, his lovers and friends, his vendettas, and his triumphs.


Bill Gollings coloring book page. The page depicts artwork from the Art Museum's collection.

Coloring Book Pages from Artworks in the Collection

Giddy-up with this inspiring Bill Gollings coloring book page. You can now download this and other coloring book pages from artworks in the Art Museum's collection. Artists of all ages are invited to slow down and relax by coloring, and exploring their own expressive colors and patterns.

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image of "In the Tetons" zoom meeting background with Art Museum logo

Desktop Backgrounds

Looking for the perfect background for your desktop? Immerse yourself in works of art from the UW Art Museums collection!

Reminder: UW Art Museum images are copyrighted and are offered here for personal use only.

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Tuesday, July 4, 2023

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2111 East Willett Drive
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307) 766-6622
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