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ARTLandish:
Land Art, Landscape, and the Environment

A series of talks, films, meet-ups, and more that explore our complex relationship with the world around us.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Third Saturday for Families: Torn Paper Landscapes
Saturday, May 21 | 14 pm | FREE
Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts & Education Complex
Art Works for Kids Auditorium   
Artists have incorporated paper in their art making for centuries. Using torn paper and colored chalk, let the natural environment around you inspire your own landscape creation. This program is supported in part by the Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts & Parks (ZAP) program.    

Plein Air Painting in Utah
Thursday, May 26 | 7 pm | FREE
J. Willard Marriott LibraryGould Auditorium 
Contemporary artists painting en plein air (French: "in the open air") will discuss their practice and quest for suitable motifs. The moderated panel will consider the tradition and continued relevance of plein air painting in Utah and examine how this established method captures the singular beauty of our local terrain.

  • Patricia Kimball
  • Hadley Rampton
  • Michael Workman

Tunnel Vision
On view now through June 3
University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library
Tunnel books are constructed with various folding techniques that create the illusion of depth, framing and narrowing the viewers' perspective. Stop by the first floor of the J. Willard Marriott Library on the University of Utah campus to view these rare books. This collaboration between the Book Arts Program and Rare Books at the Marriott Library and the UMFA is co-curated by Luise Poulton and Allison Milham.

Land Writers
Thursday, June 16 | 7 pm | FREE
Salt Lake City Public Library, Main Library
This moderated panel of scholars and Utah-based creative writers will explore the relationship between man and nature in the literature of the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries.

  • Paisley Rekdal, University of Utah professor of English
  • Charles Waugh, Utah State University associate professor of English
  • Jeffrey McCarthy, University of Utah Honors College professor and director of Environmental Humanities graduate program

Studio Without Walls: Living Creatively Across Disciplines
Stephen Goldsmith, University of Utah College of Architecture + Planning
Thursday, July 28 | 7 pm | FREE
Salt Lake City Public Library, Main Library
Creativity takes place across a broad spectrum of places, spaces, and art forms. Join us for this presentation and Q&A with Stephen Goldsmith—artist, University of Utah associate professor, director of the Center for the Living City, founder of Artspace Utah, and former planning director for Salt Lake City. His practice includes sculpture, idea art, landscape design, shaping public policy, and restoration and preservation of places we care about. 

Erasing Landscapes of the Past: Looting and Destruction from Utah to Syria
Thursday, August 25 | 7 pm
Salt Lake City Public Library, Main Library

Land Arts of the American West
Chris Taylor, Director
Tuesday, September 13 | 7 pm | FREE

J. Willard Marriott LibraryGould Auditorium 



SLIDE 1 | LEFT: Ransom Gillet Holdredge (American, 1836-1899), Brigham Canyon, Wasatch Mountains, Utah, c. 1870, oil on canvas, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Adrian H. Pembroke, UMFA1977.236. RIGHT: Nancy Holt (American, 1938-2014), Sun Tunnels, 1973-76, Great Basin Desert ,Utah, concrete, steel, and earth, UMFA photo. SLIDE 2 | Center for Land Use Interpretation (American), Great Salt Lake Landscan, 2013, detail, HD video, commissioned by the UMFA, University of Utah, with funds from the Phyllis Cannon Wattis Endowment for Modern and Contemporary Art, UMFA2013.5.1. SLIDE 3 | LEFT: Henry L. A. Culmer (American, 1854-1914), View of Salt Lake Valley, ca. 1900, oil on canvas, gift of Joseph J. Palmer and Wayne G. Petty and the heirs of O. Wood Moyle III and H. James Harwood by exchange, UMFA2011.18.1. RIGHT: Robert Smithson (American, 1938-1973), Spiral Jetty, 1970, Rozel Point, Great Salt Lake, Utah, black basalt rock, salt crystals, earth, water. UMFA photo. SLIDE 4 | Center for Land Use Interpretation (American), Great Salt Lake Landscan, 2013, detail, HD video, commissioned by the UMFA, University of Utah, with funds from the Phyllis Cannon Wattis Endowment for Modern and Contemporary Art, UMFA2013.5.1. SLIDE 5 | LEFT: Robert Smithson (American, 1938-1973), Spiral Jetty, 1970, Rozel Point, Great Salt Lake, Utah, black basalt rock, salt crystals, earth, water. UMFA photo.RIGHT: Jonas Lie (American, 1880-1940), Bingham Mine, 1917, oil on canvas, purchased with funds from the Phyllis Cannon Wattis Endowment for Modern and Contemporary Art, UMFA2009.1.1.

 

Events are FREE and open to the public.

Free parking for events at the Marriott Library is available in the "A" lots north and east of the fieldhouse. Additional paid parking is available in the pay lot west of the library.

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