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Barrett Building
2301 Central Avenue
Cheyenne, Wy 82002
(307) 777-7022
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Wednesday, November 30, 2016
State Museum Family Days explores holiday traditions
Families are invited to join the Wyoming State Museum this Saturday, December 3, to explore holiday traditions brought to Wyoming from around the world.

Monday, November 07, 2016
WW II POWs subject of State Museum lecture
The history of World War II and its Prisoners of War will be the focus of the November lecture at the Wyoming State Museum this Thursday, November 10, at 7 p.m.

Thursday, November 03, 2016
Wyoming State Museum enters into partnership with Google
The Wyoming State Museum has entered into a partnership with the Google Cultural Institute's Arts and Culture initiative providing an opportunity for the Cowboy State to expose its many artifacts to the public.

Wednesday, November 02, 2016
Historic canoe carving tool State Museum Object of the Month
November’s Object of the Month at the Wyoming State Museum is an adze used to carve out canoes. It highlights some of the more unusual things that can be found in museum collections.

Wednesday, November 02, 2016
Wyoming State Museum Family Day celebrates Dia de Los Muertos
The Wyoming State Museum’s next Family Days program will be held on Saturday, November 5.


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Call For Proposals
The Wyoming State Museum is currently seeking presenters for the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 Thursday Night Lecture Series, If you are interested in presenting, or know someone who should, click here for the general guidelines as well as the proposal form. For more information, please contact Nathan Doerr, Curator of Education, at (307) 777-7021.

Thursday Night Lecture Series
All presentations are held the second Thursday of each month, September – May, at 7:00 p.m. at the Wyoming State Museum, located in the Barrett Building, 2301 Central Avenue, Cheyenne, Wyoming. Programs are free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Nathan Doerr, Curator of Education, at (307) 777-7021.

Next Museum Lecture

Cutting and Pasting Our Past: A Critique of Early American History Through Collage Art

Wyoming State Museum - 2301 Central Avenue

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Next Museum Event

Cutting and Pasting Our Past: A Critique of Early American History Through Collage Art

Time: 7-8 p.m.

Presented by E.K. Wimmer, Artist

Artist E.K. Wimmer will discuss his collage series Special Topics, which will be on display at the Museum. Created during an artist residency in 2014 at The Ucross Foundation, this series is comprised of eighteen collages produced with images taken from century old encyclopedia sets. Hundreds of carefully hand-cut graphics from frail pages were used to express a revisionist history of the United States. Using images as archetypes, Wimmer was able to consider topics that include subjects ranging from the discovery of America and the treatment of Native Americans to slavery and Manifest Destiny. The work adds to the conversation on what is already a wide ranging interpretation of a complex, dark, and often violent period in our nation’s history. Join E.K. Wimmer as he discusses the creative process of the Special Topics series as well as a larger conversation on our ever evolving analysis of American history.

Date: Thursday, December 08, 2016

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