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Las Artes de México Community Collaboration


Mexican art and culture is not only being celebrated at the UMFA, it's being recognized across the state in a variety of ways. The Las Artes de México community collaboration was created to provide residents of Salt Lake City and surrounding areas with multiple opportunities to learn about and celebrate the art, culture, and history of Mexico. Please take advantage of the following events and organizations that have partnered with the UMFA to make your Las Artes de México experience as enriching as possible.


Our community collaborators include: Beverly Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program, Discovery Gateway, Granite School District, Jackson Elementary School, KUED, KUED Vme, Lincoln Elementary School, Mexican Consulate of Utah, Salt Lake City Library, Salt Lake City School District, SLC Film Center, Sorenson Unity Center, University of Utah, Utah Cultural Celebration Center, Utah Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Utah Museum of Natural History, YouthCity Artways.

 

 

Community Collaborators and Upcoming Events

 

 

BEVERLEY TAYLOR SORENSON ARTS LEARNING PROGRAM

The Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program (BTS) is a teaching partnership between a highly qualified arts specialist and elementary classroom teachers in only 56 Utah schools. The arts specialist teaches the skills of the art form, and the classroom teacher selects areas of student learning that need reinforcement. They work together in a side-by-side teaching model and integrate the curriculum to improve student learning in selected core areas. Click HERE to visit the collaborator's website.


Community: Eat, Work, Play
Opening celebration on Saturday, May 15 at the UMFA • 2-4pm

Visit the UMFA's education gallery during Las Artes de México to view work by students from Lincoln Elementary School, and celebrate the artwork during our May Third Saturday activity. Museum educators worked with a Beverley Taylor Sorenson art specialist to help first- and sixth-graders create large-scale murals inspired by the Mexican muralist movement.

 

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CONSULATE OF MEXICO
The Consulate of Mexico in Salt Lake City is one of 51 offices of the Mexican Government in the United States, including the Embassy in Washington, D.C. Our mission is to attend the needs of documentation, protection, and legal counsel of the Mexicans that live in Utah and Wyoming. We aim to develop relations of cooperation with the local institutions for the benefit of the Mexican and Hispanic community. Click HERE to visit the collaborator's website. Click HERE to learn more about Mexico's Bicentennial and Centennial celebrations.

 

Artful Afternoon
Saturday, July 17 at the UMFA • 1-4pm

It's a party at the Museum, and the whole family is invited! Join us for our Artful Afternoon, a free day of fun activities celebrating the art and culture of Mexico. We'll look at the exhibition, make our own art objects, listen to stories, watch performances, and go on a treasure hunt. Be sure to visit the Consulate of Mexico resource table. This is not to be missed!

 

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DISCOVERY GATEWAY
Discovery Gateway children's museum is located in the Gateway Mall in downtown Salt Lake City. Discovery Gateway offers 60,000 square feet of interactive, hands-on fun. Come explore our engaging workshops, programs, and exhibits that invite the whole family to create, learn, and play together! Click HERE to visit the collaborator's website.

 

Curiosity Shop and Studio at Discovery Gateway
May and June 2010

Learn more about one of the Mexican masters featured in Las Artes de México in the Discovery Gateway Curiosity Shop and Studio!

 

Artful Friday at Discovery Gateway
Friday, May 21 • 4:30pm
Friday, June 18 • 4:30pm

Kids and their parents will love these art-filled activities in the Discovery Gateway Youth Project Center! Join UMFA staff members Tracey Matthews and Megan Hallett to learn about Mexican art and culture, then make a Mexican yarn painting and mural of your very own.

 

Colorful Mexico: An Exhibition of Children's Artwork
Friday, May 21• 5:30-7:30pm

YouthCity Artways students discovered the culture of Mexico by learning about Las Artes de México, on view at the UMFA from May 6, 2010 - September 26, 2010. Please join us for a fun family art-making project and an open house showcasing a selection of work created by the YouthCity Artways students in the Youth Project Center at Discovery Gateway. This exhibition was created through a collaboration between YouthCity, the UMFA, and Discovery Gateway.

 

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GRANITE SCHOOL DISTRICT
Click HERE to visit the collaborator's website.

 

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JACKSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Kindergarten and 4th grade students from Jackson Elementary School's Adelante dual immersion program will hold a conference at the UMFA in summer 2010. Adelante is a partnership between the University of Utah College of Education and Jackson Elementary School that seeks to raise awareness of higher education opportunities and to increase the expectation of university attendance and success among students, families, and teachers at Jackson. Specifically, the partnership provides higher educational experience to elementary students by taking them to the university via university visits and science camps, and brings the university to them by providing opportunities for university students to mentor in classrooms throughout the academic year. Click HERE to visit the collaborator's website.

 

KUED and KUED Vme
KUED is Utah's premiere public broadcasting station broadcasting quality programs 24 hours a day. We offer the full PBS schedule, an instructional television block, and award-winning, locally-produced television programs and documentaries. We are recognized as one of the leading public television stations in the country.KUED V-me offers Spanish language television programs with quality content you expect from public television. Click HERE to visit the collaborator's website.


Reading Marathon Kick-off Party at the UMFA
November 21, 2009 • 2-4pm

This Third Saturday for families at the UMFA is also a kick-off party for KUED's 17th Annual Reading Marathon! Be sure to pick up a free bookmark at the UMFA and then visit www.kued.org/reading to download a reading log and join in the fun. Kids who reach their reading goals will get to attend a Super Reader Party in January.

 

Super Reader Party at the Utah State Fair Park
January 23 • 10am-2pm
Attention Super Readers! Kids who reached their goals during KUED's 17th Annual Reading Marathon are invited to attend the Super Reader Party, where you can have fun visiting lots of booths and participating in exciting activities. The UMFA will be there with a Las Artes de México art project, so be sure to stop by!

 

Contactos! at the UMFA
June 24

The UMFA is pleased to collaborate with KUED Vme and the Utah Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to present the June 24 "Contactos" event, a monthly networking opportunity provided to members of the UHCC. The evening will feature great food, great art and great company. Email info@utahhcc.com for more information.

 

Artful Afternoon
Saturday, July 17 at the UMFA • 1-4pm

It's a party at the Museum, and the whole family is invited! Join us for our Artful Afternoon, a free day of fun activities celebrating the art and culture of Mexico. We'll look at the exhibition, make our own art objects, listen to stories, watch performances, and go on a treasure hunt. You can even watch children's programs from KUED Vme, and meet the famous Maya and Miguel! This is not to be missed!

 

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LINCOLN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Lincoln's mission is to provide excellent academic instruction targeted to the needs of each individual student learner within an emotionally safe and nurturing learning environment. Lincoln prizes its ethnic and cultural diversity. Nineteen languages are spoken here. Consequently, our literacy program is geared for English Language Learners, as well as for all other students who are excited to improve their reading skills. Click HERE to visit the collaborator's website.

 

Community: Eat, Work, Play
Opening celebration on Saturday, May 15 at the UMFA • 2-4pm

Visit the UMFA's education gallery during Las Artes de México to view work by students from Lincoln Elementary School, and celebrate the artwork during our May Third Saturday activity. Museum educators worked with a Beverley Taylor Sorenson art specialist to help first- and sixth-graders create large-scale murals inspired by the Mexican muralist movement.

 

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SALT LAKE CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY

A dynamic civic resource that promotes free and open access to information, materials and services to all members of the community to advance knowledge, foster creativity, encourage the exchange of ideas, build community and enhance the quality of life. Click HERE to visit the collaborator's website.

 

How-to-Workshop
Tuesday, May 18• 7-9pm • SLC Main Library

Thursday, July 1 • 7-9pm • Sprague Library
How do you look at art? Is there a right and wrong way to examine an art piece, or particular qualities to look for in a painting, photograph, or sculpture? UMFA Tour Coordinator Annie Burbidge-Ream will teach you all about art appreciation in this free seminar at your local library. It's the perfect way to prep for your visit to Las Artes de México!

 

How-to-Workshop for Families
Saturday, June 12 • 2-4pm • SLC Main Library
Saturday, August 14 • 2-4pm • Day-Riverside Public Library

How do you experience art as a family? Join UMFA Tour Coordinator Annie Burbidge-Ream for a free seminar at your local library. This class will teach you and your kids how to love and learn about art and culture of the world, with a special emphasis on Las Artes de México.

 

Making Art with the UMFA
Saturday, June 26• 2-4pm • Day-Riverside Library
Saturday, July 10 • 2-4pm • SLC Main Library
Saturday, July 31 • 2-4pm • Sprague Library

Get inspiration from the Las Artes de México exhibition and then make art of your own to take home! On these Saturday afternoons, UMFA educators will create exciting, educational art activities for families at local library branches.

 

Artful Afternoon
Saturday, July 17 at the UMFA • 1-4pm

It's a party at the Museum, and the whole family is invited! Join us for our Artful Afternoon, a free day of fun activities celebrating the art and culture of Mexico. We'll look at the exhibition, make our own art objects, listen to stories, watch performances, and go on a treasure hunt. Be sure to visit the SLC Public Library resource booth. This is not to be missed!

 

 

Film Series at UMFA and Salt Lake City Main Library
Las Artes de México on the big screen! Learn more about the art and culture of Mexico through a series of innovative films at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts and Salt Lake City Public Library. All programs contain adult themes. This program is supported by the SLC Film Center. Please check our events calendar for detailed information.

 

August 21 • 2pm • SLC Main Library
Macario (Spanish w/ English subtitles)
September 1 • 6pm • SLC Main Library
Entre Pancho Villa y una Mujer Desnuda (Spanish w/ English subtitles)
September 11 • 2 pm @ SLC Main Library
Temporada de Patos (Spanish w/ English subtitles)

 

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SALT LAKE CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

Click HERE to visit the collaborator's website.

 

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SLC FILM CENTER
The SLC Film Center brings the world of film to local audiences through free community screenings and discussions, outreach programs, and visiting artists and professionals. Emphasizing social content and artistic excellence, we present the best documentary, independent, and dramatic cinema year-round. We collaborate with various educational and community organizations to promote a diversity of ideas, to provide forums for underrepresented groups, and to develop new audiences for film. Click HERE to visit the collaborator's website.

 

Film Series at UMFA and Salt Lake City Main Library
Las Artes de México on the big screen! Staff and faculty members from the Latin American Studies Department helped the UMFA select six films that will help you learn more about the art and culture of Mexico. All programs contain adult themes. This program is supported by the SLC Film Center. Please check our events calendar for detailed information.

 

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SORENSON UNITY CENTER

The Sorenson Unity Center, located on the west side of Salt Lake City, is a neighborhood center that was created to support and celebrate the many cultures that exist side by side in this city. The center offers programs and opportunities for health and fitness, for the arts and humanities, for cultural exchange, and for education and training. Our mission is to serve as a community resource and gathering place where all cultures are celebrated and welcomed. The Center enhances lives through participation in visual and performing arts, education and community programs. Click HERE to visit the collaborator's website.


Community: Eat, Work, Play
Sorenson Unity Center Community Gallery
February - April 2011

The Sorenson Unity Center Community Gallery promotes the cultural vision of Salt Lake City residents and the global community. The Community Gallery's exhibits help build unity by celebrating cultural diversity and identity. The gallery offers an opportunity for local artists, community members and organizations to share their unique stories with a wide audience. In collaboration with Utah Museum of Fine Arts, the Sorenson Unity Center Gallery will display Community: Eat, Work, Play from February - April 2011. The exhibition, created by first- and sixth-grade students from Lincoln Elementary School, explores the themes of eat, work, and play in their everyday life, visually translating their observations into large-scale murals.

 

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UNIVERSITY OF UTAH
Click HERE to visit the collaborator's website.

 

ADELANTE PROGRAM AND COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
Students from the Adelante dual immersion program will hold a conference at the UMFA in summer 2010. Adelante is a partnership between the University of Utah College of Education and Jackson Elementary School that seeks to raise awareness of higher education opportunities and to increase the expectation of university attendance and success among students, families, and teachers at Jackson. Specifically, the partnership provides higher educational experience to elementary students by taking them to the university via university visits and science camps, and brings the university to them by providing opportunities for university students to mentor in classrooms throughout the academic year. Click HERE to visit the collaborator's website.

 

ARTSBRIDGE AMERICA SCHOLARS

ArtsBridge is a network of over 25 universities in 13 states, and their surrounding schools that confronts the problem of the elimination of the arts from K-12 schools. Through ArtsBridge projects in urban and low-income areas, using dramatic and visual arts and digital technology, students have developed their creativity and imagination, improved their language skills, increased their motivation to succeed in academic learning, and reinforced their values of peace, community and diversity. Click HERE to visit the collaborator's website.

 

Community: Eat, Work, Play
Opening Celebration on Saturday, May 15 at the UMFA • 2-4pm

Visit the UMFA's education gallery during Las Artes de México to view work by students from Lincoln Elementary School, and celebrate the artwork during our May Third Saturday activity. Museum educators worked with ArstBridge Scholars to help first- and sixth-graders create large-scale murals inspired by the Mexican muralist movement.

 

ASSOCIATED STUDENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH (ASUU)
AND THE HINCKLEY INSTITUTE OF POLITICS

Immigration and Borders: The New Battle Zone
with The New York Times National Correspondent, Julia Preston

Thursday, September 15 • 12-1 pm
University Union Central Ballroom
FREE and open to the public
Click HERE for more event information.

 

DEPARTMENT OF ART AND ART HISTORY

The primary mission of the College of Fine Arts at the University of Utah is to provide students with a dynamic contemporary learning environment that inspires intellectual, creative and professional excellence and innovation in the arts while honoring tradition. The Department of Art & Art History is comprised of three disciplines in the visual arts: art education, art history, and studio art. Click HERE to visit the collaborator's website.

 

100 años: Revolución Mexicana 1910-2010
August 2 - August 13
Gittins Gallery, U of U Art and Art History Building

Experience an impressive series of paintings and videos in celebration of the Centennial of the Mexican Revolution. Paintings created by U of U grad student Carmen Paredes, videos courtesy of the Mexican Consulate of Salt Lake City, Utah.

 

Photographing the Mexican Revolution: Commitments and Icons
with John Mraz, Instituto de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades, Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Mexico
Thursday, October 7 • 2-3:20 pm
Carolyn Tanner
Irish Building, Room 109

Sponsored by The Council of Dee Fellows, Latin American Studies Program and The College of Humanities at the University of Utah

 

DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH AND CREATIVE WRITING PROGRAM

The English Department aims to provide an exceptional education in English literature and culture. The Department of English offers two graduate degrees in Creative Writing: An MFA and a PhD that prepares students to pursue careers as teachers of writing. Click HERE to visit the collaborator's website.

 

Poetry reading with Mónica de la Torre at the UMFA
Thursday, September 2 • 3:30 pm

Enjoy a free poetry reading and conversation with acclaimed poet Mónica de la Torre. Co-sponsored by the University of Utah English and Creative Writing Departments.

 

J. WILLARD MARRIOTT LIBRARY
Click HERE to visit the collaborator's website.

 

Mexican Folk Art Objects from the State Folk Art Collection
August 1 - September 30
Marriott Library

See key pieces from Utah's state-owned collection of folk art in this display on the first level of the University of Utah Marriott Library. Examine a variety of contemporary folk art objects created by local Mexican artists, including: Day of the Dead sculptures by Guillermo Colemenero; crosses made from Palm Sunday palms by Francisco Marrufo; carved crucifixes and frames by artist Robert Martinez; paper flowers by Angelita Alba; and piñatas by Catalina Reyes.

 

¡Viva México! A celebration of Mexican Arts and History
September
Marriott Library

Join the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah in celebrating Mexican art, culture and history. The Library will assemble a two-part book display featuring works about the Mexican War of Independence and the Mexican Revolution, as well as a selection of books about Mexican artwork. The displays will be located in the west lobby on level one and the east lobby on level three of the Marriott Library throughout the month of September 2010.

 

Special Collections Display at the Marriott Library
Fall 2010

Learn more about the centennial of the Mexican Revolution and bicentennial of Mexican Independence in this special collections display at the Marriott Library. Marvel at facsimiles of Axtec codices, sixteenth and seventeenth century books in English and Aztec, first editions of the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo, contemporary books by Mexican-Americans, and much more!

 

LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES

Latin American Studies offers cross-disciplinary approaches to Latin America, a major world region that includes South and Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean. It draws on faculty and courses from the Departments of Anthropology, Art History, Economics,Geography, History, Languages and Literature, Linguistics, and Political Science, the Ethnic Studies and Gender Studies Programs. Click HERE to visit the collaborator's website.

 

Film Series at UMFA and Salt Lake City Main Library
Las Artes de México on the big screen! Staff and faculty members from the Latin American Studies Department helped the UMFA select six films that will help you learn more about the art and culture of Mexico. All programs contain adult themes. This program is supported by the SLC Film Center. Please check our events calendar for detailed information.

 

OFFICE OF DIVERSITY

The office for Equity and Diversity is proud to lead the University's efforts to support the success and achievement of faculty, students, and staff who self-identify as African American, Latina/o or Chicana/o, Asian American, Pacific Islander, American Indian, members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning community, and women in underrepresented fields. Click HERE to visit the collaborator's website.

 

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UTAH CULTURAL CELEBRATION CENTER

The Utah Cultural Celebration Center is dedicated to enriching and strengthening communities by promoting the expression of the arts, education, opportunities for economic development and the celebration of human diversity. Click HERE to visit the collaborator's website.

 

ARTrageous Tuesday at the UCCC
Tuesday, May 11

Once per month the Utah Cultural Celebration Center offers a diverse arts and culture activity for student groups of all ages. These opportunities are free of charge to all public and private school groups and after-school groups in the valley. In May, the UCCC will travel to the UMFA for a guided tour of Las Artes de México and a hands-on-artmaking activity inspired by ancient and modern Mexican art! Contact Susan Klinker for more information at 801.965.5101.

 

Fiesta! at the UCCC
Saturday, May 22 from 5 pm - Dark

The Utah Cultural Celebration Center is hosting its sixth annual 'Fiesta!' - an evening of entertainment, excitement, and education celebrating Mexican heritage and culture in Utah. The event will be held at 1355 West 3100 South, West Valley City, UT, and the UMFA will be participating with a fun art activity!

 

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UTAH HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Over the past few years, the UHCC has become an influential organization and a strong voice for the Hispanic business community in Utah. It plays a key role in coordinating and defining common goals for the relationships between business, community and government. One of the truly valuable benefits of this organization is that it provides an effective and useful forum for members and organizations to share knowledge and experiences with each other. Click HERE to visit the collaborator's website.

 

UHCC Convention at the Sheraton Hotel
Friday, April 2 • 9am-5pm

The 2010 Utah Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Convention includes a full agenda of amazing Keynote Speakers, workshops, and a business expo. Every year some of the most important business leaders, entrepreneurs and government figures attend the Convention, making it one of the most respected business events of the year in Utah.

 

Contactos! at the UMFA
June 24

The UMFA is pleased to collaborate with KUED and the Utah Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to present the June "Contactos" event, a monthly networking opportunity provided to members of the UHCC. The evening will feature great food, great art and great company. Email info@utahhcc.com for more information.

 

Artful Afternoon
Saturday, July 17 at the UMFA • 1-4pm

It's a party at the Museum, and the whole family is invited! Join us for our Artful Afternoon, a free day of fun activities celebrating the art and culture of Mexico. We'll look at the exhibition, make our own art objects, listen to stories, watch performances, and go on a treasure hunt. Be sure to visit the UHCC resource table. This is not to be missed!

 

 

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UTAH MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
The Utah Museum of Natural History is an active research institution that cares for over 1.2 million objects. The Museum provides unique natural history experiences to Utah residents and tourists through traveling and permanent exhibits, special events and other programs. The Museum also offers a variety of outreach programs to communities and schools throughout Utah, reaching every school district in the state annually. Click HERE to visit the collaborator's website, and click HERE to learn more about the UMNH Bug Brigade that will participate in the UMFA's Artful Afternoon celebration this July.

 

Artful Afternoon
Saturday, July 17 at the UMFA • 1-4pm

It's a party at the Museum, and the whole family is invited! Join us for our Artful Afternoon, a free day of fun activities celebrating the art and culture of Mexico. We'll look at the exhibition, make our own art objects, listen to stories, watch performances, and go on a treasure hunt. You will even get to touch Mexican bugs from the Utah Museum of Natural History. This is not to be missed!

 

YOUTH CITY ARTWAYS

YouthCity Artways is a youth arts education program offering classes and activities in music, dance, visual and literary art, ceramics, theater, muralism, and new media. All classes are facilitated by professional teaching artists and have included hip-hop dance, ceramics, Brazilian drumming, mural making, digital photography and filmmaking. YouthCity Artways also provides after-school programming in Salt Lake City schools, public art-making events and commissioned artwork. Click HERE to visit the collaborator's website.

 

Children's Art Classes at the Sprague Library
YouthCity is offering two 8-week long children's art classes at the Sprague Library inspired by Las Artes de México. Artwork developed in these classes will be displayed in an exhibition at the Discovery Gateway. To register, please visit www.YouthCityArtways.org.

 

Colorful Mexico: An Exhibition of Children's Artwork
Friday, May 21• 5:30-7:30pm

YouthCity Artways students discovered the culture of Mexico by learning about Las Artes de México, on view at the UMFA from May 6, 2010 - September 26, 2010. Please join us for a fun family art-making project and an open house showcasing a selection of work created by the YouthCity Artways students in the Youth Project Center at Discovery Gateway. This exhibition was created through a collaboration between YouthCity, the UMFA, and Discovery Gateway.

 

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