WHAT: listen to students' audio guides & VIEW the ART WHEN: until end of spring 2017 semester WHERE: University of Wyoming Art Museum
ERS 2500 students spent half the semester conducting research and writing reports that inform our interpretations of selected artworks in the UW Art Museum collection. The artworks we studied and interpreted range in subject matter from a classical bronze sculpture of a cowboy and an impressionistic painting of birds to photographs and an electrical-fiber weaving. We focused on providing energy-related interpretations, as a way of applying our discipline-specific knowledge to an authentic public-sphere communication challenge.
We have distilled our reports into brief recordings which you can access via your cell phone, both at the museum and remotely. These 1- to 1.5-minute audio pieces range from the implications of the Fitbit and dam building to using photosynthesis as a photography process and exploring connections between oil pastels and oil spills.