Conversation Areas

When you need to recharge (yourself or your devices), take a break in our new conversation areas where you can discover even more about the art around you. Basecamp, Trailhead, and Lookout encourage interactive learning, providing unique opportunities to interact with artworks and discuss your experience with family and fellow visitors.

Basecamp is designed specifically for families to rest and learn more about our African and Pacific art: discover pattern and texture, bring viewfinders into the galleries to interact with the art up close, try your hand at playing West African music. The space has plenty of seating to gather your group to share an enriching Museum experience. 

Lookout is geared toward teens and adults with books, articles, and videos about the art on view in the nearby modern and contemporary gallery. Use the interactive iPads to search the UMFA collection online and to share your thoughts. Or, just sit back, plug in, and enjoy the view!

Trailhead is your starting point to discover Utah’s great Land art. Learn more about Robert Smithson’s iconic Spiral Jetty and Nancy Holt’s spectacular Sun Tunnels. Dig into a book as you enjoy a coffee from the Museum Café. If you decide to take the journey to visit these great earthworks, pick up our guides to help you plan your journey.

Basecamp was made possible with support from the Joan B. and John H. Firmage Family
Trailhead was made possible with support from Zibby and Jim Tozer
Lookout was made possible with support from the Meldrum Foundation

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