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Third Saturdays



Third Saturdays are free family activity days that occur on the third Saturday of every month. Instruction and activities begin at 1:00 and end at 4:00. All art making is done in the Emma Eccles Jones Education Center Classroom which has a limited capacity of 60. These activities are based on a first come, first serve basis. Please call 801.581.3580 or education@umfa.utah.edu for more information. This program is supported in part by the Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts, and Parks fund.




Artful Afternoon: Earth Day
Saturday, April 19, 2014
 | 1–4 pm
The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970 activated 20 million Americans and helped launch the modern environmental movement. Come to the UMFA to celebrate Earth Day and sustainable living. We will be making recycled art, learning about the earth and how to protect it, and seeing performances and art that champion a more sustainable planet. CLICK FOR MORE


Art is 100 Anniversary Finger Puppets
May 17, 2014 | 1–4 pm
The Utah Museum of Fine Arts has been collecting and exhibiting portraits for 100 years! Let’s use portraits of fantastic people and their costumes as subject matter for puppets. Each of us will make two different characters from the museum to help the paintings “walk and talk” and tell their stories. 


Copper Sculpture
June 21, 2014 | 1–4 pm
Come to the UMFA to explore a new exhibit that looks at the Bingham Copper Mine, the largest man-made excavation on earth, and the many artists’ views of it throughout the years. On this Third Saturday, we will be making our own art out of copper, hammering and shaping it into flat sculptures called bas reliefs.


Artful Afternoon: Art is 100 Celebration
Saturday, July 19 | 1-4 pm
Join us for this free family day to celebrate 100 years of art at the University of Utah. Get inspiration from UMFA's amazing collection of 5000 years of human creativity. Experience performances, art, and fun.


Jewelry from India
Saturday, August 16 | 1-4 pm

Make a work of art that you can wear around town! Come experience an exhibition of images of Krishna, the eighth incarnation of the Hindu God Vishnu. Design your own anklet, a traditional ornament worn by Krishna, using glass beads and bells.


Wood Sculptures
Saturday, September 20 | 1-4 pm

Explore our new salt exhibition featuring contemporary artist Conrad Bakker, who makes wood sculptures of everyday objects. Be inspired by Bakker and paint your own extraordinary wood sculpture of an ordinary object.




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