Teaching & Research

Student and professor talking in gallery.


The UMFA is a great starting point for integrating visual art into your courses or illuminating your own research. 

Group Tours and Visits

UMFA welcomes guided and self-guided tours of the global collection for faculty and students across disciplines. Museum educators and curators are available to help you plan an experience that will support your course goals and content. Please contact ashley.farmer@umfa.utah.edu to explore possibilities for a tailored program or to answer any questions. You may also book your visit here.

Schedule a Collections Storage Visit

Requests for scheduled visits for students, teachers, and researchers to view objects in the permanent collection currently not on view in our galleries are individually assessed. Space is limited per semester. Request a visit here


The UMFA is your destination for a wide variety of campus- and community-focused programs including artist talks, Sight & Sound, Writing in the Galleries, ACME Sessions, film screenings, and Art + Wellness. View the event calendar.

Collections Database

The entire permanent collection is at your fingertips. In addition to browsing the collection, you can log in and create your own slide shows of objects for personal research or the classroom. Prepare for Museum visits by searching for objects tagged "on exhibition," or encourage your students to find gems from the collection not on view. Browse the collection. 

Reproduction Requests

The UMFA offers reproduction images of objects from the permanent collection for research, publication, and personal use. Fees may apply. To learn more visit our collections page.

Contact our co-director of Learning and Engagement for more information about collaborating with the UMFA, utilizing the collection in your curriculum, and student engagement. 

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