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Nicolaysen Art Museum & Discovery Center

400 E Collins Drive
Casper, Wyoming

Phone: 307-235-5247 --

Statement of Purpose:

The Nicolaysen Art Museum and Discovery Center celebrates life through art by creating an understanding of the visual arts. The Nic is a regional museum which promotes the appreciation of art through education, acquisition, self discovery and exhibits with strong emphasis on the regional arts.

This mission is to be accomplished with a high regard for quality and creativity, and with policies and programs that insure financial self-sufficiency, a challenging and satisfying environment sensitive to our community, and a clear focus on the needs and interests of our diverse audience.


Highlights & Collections:

The museum showcases artists of the Rocky Mountain region with both rotating temporary exhibitions and exhibitions from the museum's permanent collection. The museum has a superb gift shop featuring specialty items found now where else in the area as well as art on consignment from many regional artists and craftsmen.

The museum offers both a research library and a children's library which supplement and enhance the educational opportunities for the museum visitor. Books are available for loan from both libraries.

The Discovery Center offers a wide variety of educational activities for children and adults alike. Changing stations relate current exhibitions to interesting and fun activities for the young museum visitor. Art Camps, classes and workshops are also available which are taught by area artists and educators.

Major Collections:

Regional art, both traditional and contemporary.

Exhibits: 2006-2007

From Scratch: The Fine Art of Craft                                                                                 Oct 12 – Dec 31

Michael Scott’s Farny Fables                                                                                             Feb 1 – April 29

Linda Foster Leonhard Abstracted Realities                                                                      Feb 1 – April 1

Postcards from the Wild Wild West Exhibition                                                                       April 13 – May 5

New Wyoming Painters Matt Flint, Lynn Newman, Florence McEwin                               May 11 – Sept 2

Annual Dinner and Art Auction Exhibition                                                                              Aug. 1 – Aug 25


Post Cards from the Wild Wild West Auction                                                                        May 5

Summer Art Festival                                                                                                              June 14 – June 16

NIC Annual Dinner & Art Auction                                                                                         August 25

13th Annual Art Show and Sale                                                                                             November  8, 9, & 10


The Museum is open Tuesday thru Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and on Sunday from 12:00 to 4:00pm. The Museum is CLOSED on Monday.
Admission & Directions: has admission and sponsor information.

From I-25 (north or south), exit at Center Street (exit number 188a). Turn south. Travel approximately 7 blocks to the traffic light at 2nd Street (the third traffic light after the Interstate). Turn east (left). Travel 3 blocks to the traffic light at Beech Street (the third traffic light after 2nd). Turn south (right). Travel 1 block. The Museum is on the left at the corner of Beech Street and Collins Drive. Parking lot entrance on Beech Street.


Key Personnel:

Holly Turner, Executive Director
Linda Lyman, Curator of Education
Carol Plummer, Development Director

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