The UMFA is temporarily closed for remodeling and will reopen August 26, 2017.
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Lectures and Programs

This fall, Creativity in Focus film screenings and ARTLandish programs return to the Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke Jr. Auditorium, while the rest of the Marcia and John Price Museum Building remains temporarily closed for remodeling. Monthly Third Saturdays for Families art making continues at the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts & Education Complex, located just steps away from the UMFA.

The Museum Cafe is now open and The Museum Store's annual Holiday Market returns to the UMFA Saturday, December 3. UMFA galleries will reopen to the public August 26, 2017. 


ARTLandish | Expanding Horizons with Land Arts
Chris Taylor, Land Arts of the American West
Tuesday, September 13 | 7 pm | FREE
J. Willard Marriott Library, Gould Auditorium 
This presentation takes you inside Texas Tech University's immersive, nomadic program. Directed by Chris Taylor, this semester-long transdisciplinary field experience expands the definition of Land art through direct engagement with the full range of human interventions in the landscape-from the inscriptions of pictographs and petroglyphs to the construction of roads, dwellings, and monuments.

ARTLandish | Spiral Jetty Community Meet-up
Saturday, October 1 | 14 pm | FREE
Meet at the site | Click here for directions
Join the UMFA for a fun day of art and science at Spiral Jetty, the internationally renowned work of Land art located on Rozel Point in Great Salt Lake. It's a great opportunity for Utahns who've never seen the work to experience Spiral Jetty with fellow art lovers. 

ARTLandish | Guillermo Galindo: Sonic Border
Thursday, October 6 | 7 pm | FREE
Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke Jr. Auditorium, UMFA 
Experimental composer Guillermo Galindo will talk about his work and give a live musical performance based on a collaboration with photographer Richard Misrach, a project that involves fabricating musical instruments and graphic musical scores from items recovered at the Mexico-U.S. border.

Galindo's performance begins at 7 pm, followed by his presentation and Q&A with the audience. Galindo will be available to sign copies of Border Cantos immediately following his presentation—copies of the book will be available for purchase.     

ARTLandish | Trevor Paglen: Making the Invisible Visible
Thursday, October 27 | 7 pm | FREE
Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke Jr. Auditorium, UMFA 
Using the latest technologies, Trevor Paglen uncovers top-secret infrastructures that define our present. Through photographs, videos, sculptures, books, and interdisciplinary projects the artist informs our perception of the historical moment we live in and fuels our imagination to envision alternative futures.

This event is supported by Xmission, Utah Humanities, and the University of Utah's Tanner Humanities Center, Communications Institute, Department of Communications, Department of English, and Department of Art and Art History.

ACME (Art. Community. Museum. Engagement.) Sessions are bimonthly roundtable public exchanges where participants can dream and articulate new models of education and engagement through art. Presented by the UMFA in partnership with The City Library. UMFA ACME Sessions have received funding from Utah Humanities. Utah Humanities enriches our cultural, intellectual, and civic life by providing opportunities for all Utahns to explore life's most engaging questions and the wonders of the human experience.

ARTLandish: Land Art, Landscape, and the Environment is an ongoing series sponsored by the S. J. and Jessie E. Quinney Foundation and presented in partnership with the University of Utah's College of Fine Arts and J. Willard Marriott Library, and the Salt Lake City Public Library.

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