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Lectures and Programs



The UMFA offers a variety of lectures on traveling exhibitions, the permanent collection or visting artists. Please contact the education department for more information 801.581.3580.



Lunchtime Series | saltfront and Environmental Humanities Grad Students
Thursday, April 17 | 12:30 pm | FREE

Join us in the UMFA G.W. Anderson Family Great Hall for a conversation centering on our exhibition Exploring Sustainability with students from the Environmental Humanities Graduate Program and members of saltfront, an arts and literary journal for a radically new type of ecological storytelling.saltfront will be presenting "dysmetria, mine: human habitat in trouble with language and scale."  Click for more on saltfront.

Artists at Bingham
Wednesday, June 25 5 pm | FREE
• Donna Poulton, exhibition curator and Modern West Fine Arts co-owner: "H. L. A. Culmer, T. B. H. Stenhouse, and Jean Arnold"
• Betsy Fahlman, professor of art history at Arizona State University: "The Art of Mining: Jonas Lie at Bingham Canyon"
• James Swensen, assistant professor of art history at Brigham Young University: "The Objectivity of Political Propaganda: Andreas Feininger's Documentation of Utah's Bingham Canyon Mine, 1942"

salt 10: Conrad Bakker | Artist and Curator in Conversation
Thursday, September 11 | FREE

• Exhibition Preview | 4 pm
• Artist and Curator in Conversation | 5 pm
• Reception | 6 pm

Creation and Erasure Presentation | Matthew Coolidge, Center for Land Use Interpretation (CLUI)
Friday, September 19, 5 pm | FREE

Matthew Coolidge, director of the Los Angeles-based Center for Land Use Interpretation (CLUI), will talk about the Bingham Pit and its significance in the perceptual arena of the American landscape. The presentation will be heavily illustrated with images and video. Two CLUI photographs of the 2013 Bingham Canyon Mine landslide are part of Creation and Erasure: Art of the Bingham Canyon Mine, on view May 30-September 28.


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