The UMFA is temporarily closed for remodeling and will reopen August 26, 2017.
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Family and Children's Programs



upcoming family events

Family Day at Ogden Union Station The Way We Worked
Saturday, February 4 | 11 am2 pm | FREE
Ogden Union Station, 2501 Wall Avenue, Ogden
American Indian, African, and Mexican pottery reveal many methods for working with clay. Join us at Ogden's historic Union Station to explore clay pots from the UMFA education collection and learn about techniques potters have employed for centuries. Then experiment with coil, slab, and pinch pot techniques to create your own clay pot.

The Way We Worked
January 28–March 18 | FREE

Ogden Union Station, 2501 Wall Avenue, Ogden
This Smithsonian traveling exhibition explores how work became such a central element in American culture, tracing the many changes affecting the workforce and work environments over the past 150 years. The exhibition draws from the National Archives' rich collections to tell this compelling story.    

The UMFA is teaming up with Utah Humanities to teach about the traveling exhibition The Way We Worked. Created by the National Archives, the exhibition is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and Utah Humanities. Support for Museum on Main Street has been provided by the United States Congress.
Smithsonian Institution Logo         National Archives logo        Utah Humanities logo       The Way We Worked logo  


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.


Monthly Third Saturdays for Families art making continues at the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts & Education Complex, located just steps away from the UMFA.

Creativity in Focus film screenings and ARTLandish programs continue at the Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke Jr. Auditorium, while the Museum galleries remain temporarily closed for remodeling

The Museum Cafe and The Museum Store are open. UMFA galleries reopen August 26, 2017. 



Third Saturdays

Artful Afternoons

Group Visits

Self Guides




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