The UMFA offers a variety of lectures and programming related to our traveling exhibitions, the UMFA permanent collection, and visiting artists. Please contact the education department for more information | 801.581.3580.
Day With(out) Art 2015
Tuesday, December 1
The UMFA will join thousands of arts institutions in observing the 26th annual Day With(out) Art which began December 1, 1989, as a national day of action and mourning in response to the AIDS crisis. The Museum will be open late, until 6 pm, and offer visitors opportunities to reflect on the ongoing effects of AIDS on the art world and our society. Our commemoration of this world-wide event will include:
- The Scout, a bronze sculpture by Cyrus Edwin Dallin (1910), draped in black cloth throughout the day in the Art of Utah and the West gallery
- Continuous screening of Radiant Presence, a slideshow of works by artists with HIV/AIDS
- Gallery tours at 4 and 5 pm
- 6 pm talk by Jason Atwood, an HIV-positive Utahn from the Utah AIDS Foundation's speaker's bureau. This free lecture is presented by the Planned Parenthood Association of Utah Teen Council. Attendees are encouraged to bring a canned food donation to benefit the Utahns Against Hunger food pantry.