Heartfelt thanks and bittersweet farewell to Whitney Tassie as she wraps up a high-impact ten-year curatorial career at the UMFA this summer 2022. Whitney’s thoughtful leadership and collaborative practice have helped evolve our ways of working and led directly to increased community engagement and a greater diversity of artists in collections and exhibitions.
Katie Seastrand, manager of school and teacher programs, has been named Utah Museum Educator of the Year. Seastrand received the award Saturday, March 26, at the Utah Art Education Association (UAEA)’s Spring Conference held online.
Thirty-five works by Chiura Obata, one of the most significant Japanese American artists of the twentieth century, are now in the permanent collection of the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) at the University of Utah—thanks to a generous gift from the Obata estate.