February is full of events!

students on a tour of the museumWith 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 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 • FREE admission
The UMFA and U of U Anthropology Department are pleased to present five free screenings of films from around the world. Each film highlights themes in anthropology and connects to artworks on display at the UMFA. More information at http://www.anthro.utah.edu. The films include:
February 1: Kundun (American), 1997, rated PG-13
February 8: Captain Abu Raed (Jordan), 2007, not rated
February 15: Fast Runner (Atanarjuat) (Canada), 2001, rated R
February 22: Creation (United Kingdom), 2009, rated PG-13
February 29: Tambien la lluvia (Even the Rain) (Spanish), 2010, not rated

The Future of Spiral Jetty: Community and Collaboration
Thursday, February 2, 2012, 7 pm • FREE
Main Library Auditorium, Salt Lake City Public Library
Dia Art Foundation acquired Robert Smithson’s iconic Utah Earthwork, Spiral Jetty (1970), from the artist’s estate in 1999. As part of its stewardship of the sculpture, Dia is collaborating with two Salt Lake-based organizations, The Great Salt Lake Institute at Westminster College and the Utah Museum of Fine Arts at the University of Utah to ensure the long-term preservation of this extraordinary artwork. Join Dia director, Philippe Vergne; GSLI director, Dr. Bonnie Baxter; and UMFA executive director, Gretchen Dietrich, for a panel discussion moderated by Jennifer Napier-Pearce; KCPW.

Art of the Circus Family Celebration
1:00-4:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 18 • FREE admission
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. Funded in part by the Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts and Parks fund.

The Faculty Show Gallery Talk
12:00 p.m. on February 24 • FREE with general admission
Meet talented University of Utah faculty artists and learn about their work during this reception held in conjunction with The Faculty Show exhibition.

At Work Film Series: Pare Lorentz: Documentaries from the 1930s
2:00 p.m. on February 25 • FREE admission
Pare Lorentz was a well-known film critic before he directed and wrote documentaries in the 1930s for the Roosevelt administration. His films about the Dust Bowl, clear-cutting, and other environmental issues garnered critical acclaim. This film series is presented in conjunction with the At Work exhibition.

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