One of the best benefits of being located on the U of U campus is our ability to collaborate with academic departments to create meaningful programs (the second best benefit is having a Caputo’s Deli right on campus. Have you tried their meatball sandwich – YUM!) Anyhoo, the current Anthropology Film Series is one of those academic collaborations. This series exposes students and visitors to a variety of films from around the world. Shown each Wednesday in February, these films […]
Today at noon, three artists from The Faculty Show will be in the exhibition, ready to answer your questions and chat about their artwork. Bring your questions and get the answers straight from artists Al Denyer, Beth Krensky and Tom Hoffman. This program is free with admission. Future Gallery Talks on March 21st at 6 pm and April 24th at 3 pm will feature different artists from the exhibition.
Speed: The Art of the Performance Automobile Art can move you. But this upcoming exhibition will take you from 0-60 mph in under 4 seconds. Speed: The Art of the Performance Automobile, opening June 2 at the UMFA, will showcase 19 of the world’s finest automobiles, from history’s most notable sports and racecars to the Mormon Meteor III – the car that holds more long-distance speed records than any other automobile in history. It might be the most exciting course […]
Why yes, I do have some advice for people interested in museum work – volunteer, do an internship, and know something about the museum before you apply for a job. (Disclaimer – this blog’s author is also the internship coordinator. And I share an office with the volunteer coordinator. We are currently accepting applications for both the intern program (due March 9) and the weekend docent program (due March 3). Is the topic of this blog post a total coincidence […]
Your family is invited! Artists and jugglers and circus balloons, oh my! Join in the fun as the UMFA celebrates the new Georges Rouault: Circus of the Shooting Star exhibition with a circus-themed art event just for families. Enjoy a treasure hunt, face painting, art activities and more. Also, check out our new promo video for the Rouault exhibition. Even people who suffer from Coulrophobia (fear of clowns) should be able to enjoy the non-creepy, vintage French clowns featured in […]
The art of love found in just seven works of art. DATING…is sometimes difficult Locate: The Music Party in the European, 17th and 18th Century gallery Did you know… In art, the mandolin is sometimes a symbol for seduction. Find: Besides the mandolin, what other instrument is shown in this painting? DATING… is sometimes delightful Locate: Elegant Couples Dancing in a Landscape in the European, 15th and 16th Century gallery Did you know… It was once believed that the man […]
At Work: Prints from the Great Depression is a collaborative exhibition between the UMFA and the University of Utah’s American West Center designed to explore both the world of work and the role of art during the Great Depression. At Work offers a compelling narrative about the Great Depression through the work of artists, many of whom the federal government employed. This exhibition includes many different types of printmaking, including lithographs, etchings, wood engravings, woodcuts and linocuts. I have had […]
With an entire extra day in February this year, we decided to pack in lots of great events. Be sure to join us at several special February programs! Highlights of the Collection Tour 6:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month and 1:30 p.m. on all Saturdays and Sundays • FREE with general museum admission Experience the UMFA galleries through a thirty-minute tour with a docent. No pre-registration necessary. Anthropology Tour and Film Series 5:30 p.m. on February […]