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.
Artist Talk: William Lamson
Tuesday, March 31 | 7pm | FREE
Private FoCA reception | 8 pm | RSVP required
Last fall the Friends of Contemporary Art (FoCA) continued their annual tradition of acquiring a new artwork for the UMFA's permanent collection of modern and contemporary art. Over an evening of dinner and dancing, FoCA members viewed and debated the merits of three potential acquisitions. Ultimately, the group voted to acquire a video work Untitled (Mylar), 2011, by New York-based artist William Lamson. Filmed in the Mojave Desert, the silent video captures the brilliant reflections of a Mylar blanket as it is pushed, rolled, folded and carried by the wind across the arid landscape.
María Magdalena Campos-Pons: Artist Talk | FREE
Friday, April 10 | Exhibition Preview, 4 pm | Artist Talk, 5 pm
Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art from the Smithsonian American Art Museum