upcoming family events
Family Art Making at Fillmore City Library
Wednesday, July 19 | 5–8 pm | FREE
25 South 100 West, Fillmore, Utah
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.
Exhibition | The Way We Worked
July 11–September 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.
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.
UMFA in the Wild | Sketch in the Wilderness
Sunday, July 30 | 10 am | FREE
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.
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.
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.