UWAM regularly hosts programming for the community in conjunction with our current
exhibitions and visiting artists. From the Salvagio Artist Talk series, hands-on creative
workshops, to intimate one-on-one tours and conversations with artists and curators,
the Laramie community and all of Wyoming are welcome at UWAM to experience all the
arts have to offer.
For more information, contact Education and Public Program Coordinator, William Bowling
SPRING Events Schedule
This Valentines season, join UWAM for a unique date night filled with live music by
J Shogren, food, drinks, and romantic art making opportunities.
J Shogren is “an affable bear of a man” (NYTimes), a “brilliant storyteller” (Rootsy), and
a “Wyoming music legend” (WY Trib Eagle) whose songs has taken him from the local
bar scene to the Lincoln Center and Kennedy Center. In a voice “like one of those
great bluesmen from ninety years ago” (Oliver di Place), his dark humorous stories
are “endearingly eclectic” (NewSong) and “like a garden full of wildflowers” (Performing
Songwriter). “Split the difference between Cohen and Dylan…you’ll have a place to
start” (Rambles). His catawampus songwriting explores roots & traditional music filtered
through a contemporary dissonant transmitter: “Americana at its best” (Village Records).
He has played nearly all the stages, theatres, festivals, and cook-outs in Wyoming
and the Rocky Mtns, and even ventured out a few times to his favorite big cities like
Stockholm and Duluth. Learn more about J Shrogen and his work at his Bandcamp.
Celebrate the opening of UWAM's Spring Exhibitions, including a 100 year retrospective
of the painter and UW alumni, Harold Garde, and an Awards Ceremony for the 49th Annual UW Student Juried Exhibition. Additionally, we'll be celebrating our reaccreditation with the American Alliance of Museums!
5PM • Reception6PM • Juried Student Exhibition Awards Ceremony
* This event is free and open to the public.
UWAM welcomes South Dakota artist Leland Bryan for a conversation about his work and
5PM • Reception6PM • Visiting Artist Conversation
UWAM invites members of the Laramie community to join a free mural workshop led by
South Dakota artist Leland Bryan. Bryan's mural, Landback, is a featured centerpiece in The New West.
* Registration is required for this workshop. Register at the button below.
REGISTER FOR THE LELAND BRYAN MURAL WORKSHOP HERE!
Welcome UWAM Guest Curator, Robert Martinez, and Hunter Old Elk, Assistant Curator of the Plains Indian Museum at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, for an in-depth conversation about UWAM's
50th Anniversary Show, The New West. Robert Martinez, a Wyoming-born artist of diverse heritage, 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.” Hunter Old Elk, a member of the Apsáalooke (Crow) and Yakama Nations,
explores the complexities of historic and contemporary Plains Indian culture, with
a special focus on the lives of Native women.
5PM • Reception6PM • Guest Curator Conversation
As we prepare for the return of the birds and the bees, join UWAM for a unique date
night filled with live music, food, drinks, and romantic art making opportunities.
* $15 Tickets for Museum Members, registration link available soon. Tickets will open to public for $20 if not fully sold. 50 person capacity.