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Experience California from Palette to Palate

Art & Wine Class at the UMFA

The Utah Museum of Fine Arts and Lifelong Learning at the University of Utah are pleased to offer two Palette to Palate: Art & Wine classes this fall inspired by Californian art, wine, and culture. These educational, non-credit courses will take place on Thursday, September 29 from 6-8 pm and Tuesday, October 25 from 6-8 pm at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts. As the classes are private and for adults only, advanced registration is required.

Taught by art historian and educator Laura Allred Hurtado and certified sommelier Michael Roussin of Bacchus Event Services, the course will begin with a guided tour of key objects from the Utah Museum of Fine Arts’ permanent collection. Students will explore California’s artistic “palette” as they discover works in the museum’s galleries and view rarely seen objects from storage. Hurtado will discuss the significance of the Californian landscape, western expansion, and the independent spirit of California as seen in the art pieces. Following the tour, students will indulge their tasting “palates” by deciphering the flavors and aromatic nuances of six Californian wines, all hand-selected by Roussin. The evening will conclude with a discussion on the connections between Californian art, wine, and culture.

To register for the course, Palette to Palate: Art & Wine, interested adults on campus and in the community should contact University of Utah Lifelong Learning by calling 801.587.5433. All students must be at least 21 years old and present valid photo identification indicating their age. The class is $39 plus a special $25 fee to cover all tastings and appetizers.

See some images of California from the UMFA’s collection HERE


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