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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

The Provisional City: Observing, Imagining, and reMaking Home
Utah Symposium in Science and Literature
Wednesday, April 12Friday, April 14 | FREE*
Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke Jr. Auditorium
Humans are builders and like many species—birds, beavers, ants, even plants—we believe we shape the world around us to fit our needs. Or do we? If we accept that human beings are part of nature, not separate from it, how do we bring human nature to bear in a positive way on our built environment?

The symposium will bring together poet Cole Swensen, biologist John Marzluff, and visual-environmental artist Mel Chin to consider these questions.

The UMFA is proud to co-present and host the symposium in conjunction with ARTLandish. The symposium is co-directed by University of Utah professors Katharine Coles (English) and Frederick Adler (biology and mathematics).

*Registration is suggested for guaranteed seating.
Contact Whitney Reid at whitney.reid@utah.edu or 801.581.7237.
For a complete schedule and information visit scienceandliterature.org.

Free parking for daytime events is available in designated UMFA stalls; please register your license plate at the front desk. Paid parking is available in the adjoining pay lot, be sure to prepay at the kiosk.

Free parking for evening events is available in the Museum lot and parking garage east of the pay lot as you continue around the Business loop. Click here for a parking map.

Third Saturdays for Families | Landscape Yarn Painting
Saturday, April 15 | 14 pm | FREE
UMFA Education Classroom
Yarn painting originates from the Huichol culture of Mexico. View colorful, nature-inspired yarn paintings to inspire your own yarn landscape.

Third Saturdays are FREE family art-making activities, offered each third Saturday of the month, designed for all ages and abilities (parents must stay with their children).

Lecture | Gustave Baumann: Artist and Artisan
Marty Krause, Indianapolis Museum of Art
Thursday, May 25 | 7 pm | FREE
Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke Jr. Auditorium
In a time of mechanization, Gustave Baumann (German-American, 1881–1971)  chose the traditional and labor-intensive woodcut process for his modern compositions. Martin Krause, the leading expert on Baumann, will discuss the life and technique of this indefatigable artist.

Krause is curator of prints, drawings, and photographs at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. He organized IMA's 2015 exhibition Gustave Baumann, German Craftsman - American Artist and edited The Autobiography of Gustave Baumann. Copies of the book will be for sale in The Museum Store, and a book signing will follow the talk.

 


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 evening events is available in the Museum lot and parking garage east of the pay lot as you continue around the Business loop. Click here for a parking map. Be sure to prepay at the kiosk if you park in the pay lot. 


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