A new rural art exhibit is on display at Fort Caspar

CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) – A traveling art exhibit is currently on display in Casper. But Rembrandt and Picasso are not.

The Fort Caspar Museum is open year-round. And one of the wings has a constantly rotating art display. A new exhibition? Western and rural humor.

According to Rick Young, the museum’s supervisor, this comic work can speak to different generations, which is what makes it unique.

“It takes a long time frame. We’re talking from the 1920s to 2015. Young people will understand new things. Older people will recognize the old cartoons. And be able to relate to them.”

Yang says these exhibitions, which last 6-8 weeks, are thanks to great collaborations with other museums.

“We borrowed this from the American Heritage Center. They have a traveling exhibition program, as do we. So we borrowed it from them. This is a collection of cartoons by three different artists: J.R. Williams, Ace Reed and Jerry Palen.

A variety of topics can be seen… And teased… From relationship issues to farming and ranching.

“So even though you don’t have it as your occupation or something that you have first … You’re familiar with the people who play these roles. So the themes are consistent. Things that you know and are funny. you will find.”

Admission to the museum is just $2 for adults, and children under 12 are free.

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