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Family and Children's Activities

 

family backpacks

We have partnered with the Salt Lake City Public Library to offer our Spiral Jetty backpackavailable 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.

upcoming family events

Exhibition | The Way We Worked
July 11September 9 | Territorial Statehouse State Park | FREE
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.

A companion exhibition focused on labor in the Fillmore area will open simultaneously at Territorial Statehouse State Park and run through December 2018.    

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  

Third Saturdays for Families | Peg Doll Portraits
Saturday, July 15 | 14 pm | FREE
Emma Eccles Jones Education Center Classroom
Portraits not only represent what someone looks like, they often show their hobbies, likes, and personality. Create your own portrait on a wooden peg doll with inspiration from traditional portraits in the UMFA education collection.

Family Art Making at Fillmore City Library
Wednesday, July 19 | 58 pm | FREE
25 South 100 West, Fillmore, Utah
In conjunction with The Way We Worked, the UMFA and Utah Territorial Statehouse in Fillmore are hosting a free family day at the Fillmore City Library to learn about the work potters do and create your own clay pot. 

Pottery is one of the world's oldest art forms and making pots is one of the oldest jobs. We will explore traditional pottery techniques used by American Indians and Utah pioneers then try our hand at coil, slab, and pinch pots using air-dry clay.

UMFA in the Wild | Print Your Own Family Tree
Sunday, July 23 | 10 am | FREE
Granite Flat Campground
Deer Creek-Dry Creek Trailhead in the Pleasant Grove District
Join the UMFA in Utah's amazing wilderness to experience art and nature. Learn about scientific drawings of nature and then observe the trees around you to create your own leaf print family tree.

UMFA in the Wild is presented in partnership with the National Forest Service and American Land and Leisure.    

Family Art Making | Community Blocks
Friday, July 28 | 1 pm | FREE
Salt Lake City Public Library, Main Library
Our neighborhood streets, houses, and businesses form a community. With inspiration from the buildings in your neighborhood, decorate three wooden blocks to create a sculpture of your own small community.

UMFA in the Wild | Sketch in the Wilderness
Sunday, July 30 | 10 am | FREE
Firefighters Campground
Bear Canyon Trailhead in the Ashley National Forest
Join the UMFA in Utah's amazing wilderness to experience art and nature. Learn about America's long tradition of sketching in nature and experiment with a variety of art media—charcoal, pencil, crayon, pastel, and conté—to create your own nature drawing in a sketchbook you can keep.

Family Art Making | Community Blocks
Thursday, August 3 | 11 am | FREE
Salt Lake City Public Library, Corinne & Jack Sweet Branch
Our neighborhood streets, houses, and businesses form a community. With inspiration from the buildings in your neighborhood, decorate three wooden blocks to create a sculpture of your own small community.

UMFA in the Wild | Make a Nature Rubbing Book
Sunday, August 6 | 10 am | FREE
Washington Lake Campground
Crystal Lake Trailhead on the Mirror Lake Highway
Join the UMFA in Utah's amazing wilderness to experience art and nature. Learn about the variety of textures in nature and how artists represent them in paintings and drawings. Make your own book to classify and record rubbings of the natural textures around you.

Third Saturdays for Families | Chinese Fans
Saturday, August 19 | 14 pm | FREE
Emma Eccles Jones Education Center Classroom
Chinese decorative arts are noted for their intricate patterns. Study the beautiful designs of Chinese cloisonné, made with enamel and wire, and create your own design on paper fans.

 

Contact education@umfa.utah.edu or call 801.581.3580 for more information about family-friendly programming.

 

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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