Four Exhibitions Closing Soon…

…and three opening in their place.

Be sure to see these four exhibitions before they close:

Don Olsen: Abstracts from Nature, closes August 15.

Abstract painting

Donald P. Olsen (1910-1983), "Andalusian Elegy," c. 1965, oil on canvas, collection of Salt Lake County Art Collection

salt 3: Cyprien Gaillard, closes August 21.

image of two men drinking

Cyprien Gaillard, "Cities of Gold and Mirrors," 2009, 16 mm film, 8:52 min., courtesy of Sprüth Magers, Berlin/London, and Laura Bartlett Gallery, London.

Greek and Roman Galleries AND Africa: Arts of a Continent, closes September 6.

detail of stone sarcophagus

Greco-Roman, Constantinian Period (306-337) Season Sarcophagus, ca. 325 Greek mainland marble Purchased with funds from the Marriner S. Eccles Foundation Museum # 1989.005.002

 

And mark your calendars for:

Final Light: V. Douglas Snow in Retrospect,  opens August 31.

Blue, grey and black abstract painting

• V. Douglas Snow (1927-2009), Reprise, 1994, courtesy of Susan Snow and the Stremmel Gallery.

The Utah Museum of Fine Arts and Salt Lake Art Center are pleased to present Final Light: V. Douglas Snow in Retrospect, a collaborative exhibition celebrating the work of eminent Utah landscape artist, V. Douglas Snow (1927-2009). Museum visitors and long-time admirers will have the opportunity to encounter Snow’s large body of work at two local art venues. For more information please visit www.umfa.utah.edu or www.slartcenter.org.

 

Color, opens September 16.

image of three men on one ski

Walter Askin, American, Sycronized Ski Team, 2001, color lithograph, wove paper, gift of the Department of Visual Art, Brigham Young University. UMFA2003.5.1.6. Featured in Color.

Containing a diverse range of artworks from around the world, Color explores the relationship of color to artists, audiences, and itself. This exhibition utilizes over twenty pieces from the UMFA’s permanent collection, using color as a connector across cultures and time. This exhibition includes works by artists Robert Motherwell, Alex Katz, Anna Campbell Bliss, and more. While visiting the exhibition, be sure to use the hands on, in-gallery color collage wall to create your own color compositions. This exhibition is funded as part of the UMFA’s Art in a Box program and is presented in conjunction with the debut of the new statewide box, Art in a Box: Color.

 

Ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome Gallery Reinstallation, opens September 29.

ancient Egyptian sarcophagus

Sarcophagus Egyptian, Late Period, XXVI Dynasty (664-525 BCE) Wood, gesso, paint Purchased with funds from the Marriner S. Eccles Foundation for the Marriner S. Eccles Collection of Masterworks 2008.17.1

In autumn 2011, the Museum will reinstall its ancient Egyptian, Greek, and Roman collection in two new galleries on the second floor. The new Egyptian gallery will present the 26th dynasty anthropoid coffin of Padiusir, along with complimentary objects drawn from the permanent collection, which will explore the economic sacrifices of preparations for the afterlife. The newly reinstalled Greek and Roman gallery will highlight the UMFA’s recently conserved Apulian funerary amphora and the marble sarcophagus for a young Roman nobleman.

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