Join the University of Wyoming Art Museum for its annual gala fundraiser this April, at the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center.

The gala themed "A Cosmic Ball" will be an evening of food, libations, music, and dancing, including silent and live actions.

This annual gala fundraiser, hosted by the UW Art Museum National Advisory Board provides significant financial support for museum exhibitions, collections, education, and outreach.

Inspired by the art of Michiko Itatani and the exhibition “Cosmic: Works From the Collection,” is why this year's theme is titled "A Cosmic Ball."

Itatani’s paintings explore humans’ place in the larger universe through two distinct series:

  1. Contact between humans.
  2. Fantastical cosmic monuments to human knowledge.

“Michiko Itatani: Infinite Hope/High-Point Contact” is available to be viewed at the UW Art Museum through April 1.

“Cosmic: Works From the Collection” presents 22 cosmic works from the art museum’s collection that range from 16th-century anthropomorphized depictions of the planets to commemorations of the 1969 moon landing. The exhibition is on view through Saturday, May 13.

You are cordially invited to:

  • Date: Saturday, April 1
  • Time: 
    • Benefit Gala starts at 6 PM
    • Dinner starts at 8 PM
  • Location: Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center
  • Dress Code: Formal attire with a cosmic flair is requested
  • Tickets to the gala are available through Wednesday, March 15.
  • To purchase tickets, go to


The benefit gala will start at 6 PM, with a social hour and the opening of the silent auction. Attendees will have the opportunity to bid on a variety of items, including art, local contributions, and inspired travel opportunities.

The dinner and a program will begin at 8 PM, followed by the live auction of art and vacation packages. Following dinner and the live auction, guests can dance to live music provided by the Jason Fritts Project, or mingle with friends and hear live music provided by Fi Sullivan in the Galaxy Lounge.


For more information about the UW Art Museum, call (307) 766-6622; visit the website by clicking HERE; or follow the museum on Facebook and Instagram.

If you have never visited the museum, now's the time to do so!

  • Address: Centennial Complex, 2111 E. Willett Drive
  • Opening Hours:
    • Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 AM to 5 PM
    • Thursday hours are extended to 7 PM.
  • Admission is free.

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