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Family and Children's Programs


upcoming family events

Family Art Making | Design Your Own Work Apron
Saturday, April 29 | 11 am
2 pm | FREE
Hyrum City Museum, 50 West Main Street, Hyrum
Many jobs require protective clothing as part of the work uniform. Join us to learn about history of work in Hyrum. Then design a personal logo or brand to draw on your own work apron. This workshop is conducted by education curators from the Utah Museum of Fine Arts.

Exhibition | The Way We Worked
March 25May 13 | FREE
Hyrum City Museum50 West Main Street, Hyrum
The Way We Worked is a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution exploring how work became such a central element in American culture. Drawing on the rich collections of the National Archives, the exhibition traces the many changes affecting the workforce and work environments over the past 150 years.

Companion exhibitions Tradition and Innovation: Working Together in Hyrum and A Work Worth Doing illustrate the growth and innovation that developed Hyrum.

The UMFA has teamed up with Utah Humanities to bring The Way We Worked to six Utah communities. Curriculum and free programming connect the exhibition to the history and resources of each community. The exhibition is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and Utah Humanities created by the National Archives with support from the United States Congress.

Smithsonian Institution Logo         National Archives logo        Utah Humanities logo       The Way We Worked logo  


Explore Spiral Jetty with the UMFA
Saturday, May 27 | 2
3 pm | FREE
Antelope Island Visitor Center 
Discover Spiral Jetty, Utah's iconic artwork located in the north arm of Great Salt Lake at Rozel Point. 

Join us for this family-friendly, hands-on workshop led by educators from the Utah Museum of Fine Arts. Learn about the creation and history of Spiral Jetty, create your own artwork, and explore the incredible landscape of Great Salt Lake.

We'll provide travel tips and activity suggestions to prepare your own adventure to Spiral Jetty—a two-hour drive from Antelope Island State Park. 

family backpacks

We have partnered with the Salt Lake City Public Library to offer our Spiral Jetty backpack available to check out for FREE at the Children's desk downtown. Enjoy a family outing to Spiral Jetty and learn about the history, art, and science around this amazing Land art work. New family backpacks are being designed to highlight the reimagined installation of the UMFA permanent galleries when we reopen in 2017.

For more information about our programs email our education department or call 801.581.3580.


Third Saturdays for Families art making continues each month in the UMFA education classroom while Museum galleries remain temporarily closed for reinstallation.

The Museum Cafe and Store are open.  

Galleries reopen to the public the last weekend of August.


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