10 Year Anniversary of the Marcia and John Price Museum Building

UMFA Building

Today the Marcia and John Price Museum Building is 10 years old!

We have been privileged to inhabit this lovely building for the past 10 years. During that time the UMFA has hosted a series of world class exhibitions including Rodin: Sculpture from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Collection (2001), Athletes in Antiquity: Works from the Collection  of the J. Paul Getty Museum (2002), Edward Hopper and Urban Realism (2003), Edward Weston: Life Work (2004), African American Masters: Highlights from the Smithsonian American Art Collection (2005), Rooted in Tradition: Art Quilts from the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum (2006), The Art of Robert Sabuda: Travels in Time and Space (2007), Monet to Picasso From the Cleveland Museum of Art (2008), Splendid Heritage: Perspectives on American Indian Art (2009), Las Artes De Mexico (2010) and The Smithson Effect (2011).

The past 10 years have also seen the growth of the Museum’s education programs including Art in a Box – a statewide outreach program that brings art and art making resources into Utah’s public schools, family programming like 3rd Saturdays and the Family Backpack Program, and the Museum’s campus initiative to engage with faculty, students and staff at the University of Utah.

I have several favorite memories about the building from the past 10 years – in particular taking this photo:

Image of staff on the UMFA letters

Also the Sheila Pepe and Colby Brewer installation from 2008:yarn installation

And finally today’s celebration for staff that included this delicious cake:

happy birthday cake

Do you have any great memories of the UMFA building from the past 10 years?

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