LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming Art Museum has received an anonymous donation of $2.3 million, the largest in museum history.

The gift will create an endowment to support lectures, panel discussions and exhibitions of contemporary art — or the work of living, active artists.

Museum Director Susan Moldenhauer says the museum's mission is to introduce art to Wyoming that can't be found otherwise.

The UW Art Museum has nearly 8,000 original art pieces and hosts about 18 exhibitions a year. The museum is funded by the state, membership fees, an annual gala and contributions.