December 1, 2012, marks World AIDS day. The Utah Museum of Fine Arts joins with arts organizations around the world to participate in A Day With(Out) Art by shrouding a significant work in our collection. This year’s work will be Female Torso V & A by Auguste Rodin. I came of age during a time when it felt like AIDS was lurking everywhere, and was for so many of us an obsessive playground curiosity (how does one get it? No, […]
To celebrate Thanksgiving (my favorite holiday!) I thought this might be a nice time to recognize something I am very grateful for: We here at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts are always looking for ways to connect to our community both on campus and in the state of Utah. I am grateful for this. I am also grateful that such a wonderful step has been taken in this direction: we have hooked up with the J. Willard Marriott Library […]
Today is the 172nd birthday of François-Auguste-René Rodin, and we here at the museum are in a celebratory spirit. Though Rodin was controversial in his time, he was also (eventually) hailed as a genius. The UMFA is lucky enough to possess some of his work–come on in and wish him a very happy birthday! (The folks at Google are excited, too–check out their Google Doodle for today)
It is finally here: today is election day. Though many of us are feeling fatigued from the months (years?) of campaign emails, ads, phone calls, and news coverage, it is important to not lose entirely the significance of this day. Somewhere in the drudgery of waiting in line at the polls something pretty great is happening: we are interjecting our own voice into America’s political system. I could give the speech about how, elsewhere in the world, people are giving […]
American pop artist and pioneer of soft sculpture, Jann Haworth will discuss her current work and her piece “Charm Bracelet” the artwork acquired for the Museum by the UMFA Young Benefactors in 2011.