Tomorrow is an installment of one of my favorite events at the UMFA:
During The Chamber Music Series, musicians from the University of Utah fill the air of the UMFA with beautiful, haunting melodies, and visitors are invited to sit and listen, as well as to wander around and explore the art.
I would recommend you try the latter.
And since we’re spending the month of April talking about myths, I think this presents an excellent opportunity to talk about what a museum can do and be to individuals in a community. Remember yesterday when I wrote about how nice it is to hang out in a museum? Well, hanging out in the museum for the hour of Chamber Music takes that to a whole new level.
Besides that, this event helps to prove that viewing art isn’t always just about art. While we invite you to look at all of the art in the UMFA during the event, certain pieces will be highlighted for sometimes surprising reasons: commonalities between the artist and the musician, similar eras or styles, similar topics or themes. It’s about making these connections, and broadening the art world as well as the museum to include more of what’s important in our lives.
The event is free, so what do you have to lose? Come visit us tomorrow night and see what I’m talking about.