Noted Lands Researcher Matt Coolidge to Discuss Bingham Pit

. September 10, 2014

Talk Highlights Final Weeks of UMFA’s Creation and Erasure Exhibition
5 pm | Friday, September 19

Salt Lake City – Matthew Coolidge, director of the Los Angeles-based Center for Land Use Interpretation (CLUI), will discuss the Bingham Pit and its significance in the perceptual arena of the American landscape during a free event Friday, September 19 at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA). Coolidge will present a number of images and video, including CLUI’s photographs of the 2013 landslide—one of which is on view in Creation and Erasure: Art of the Bingham Canyon Mine. The talk will be held at 5 pm.

Center for Land Use Interpretation (CLUI), Recent landslide at Bingham Canyon Mine, 2013. Digital Print. Purchased with funds from the Paul L. and Phyllis C. Wattis Endowment for Works on Paper, UMFA

Center for Land Use Interpretation (CLUI), Recent landslide at Bingham Canyon Mine, 2013. Digital Print. Purchased with funds from the Paul L. and Phyllis C. Wattis Endowment for Works on Paper, UMFA

Creation and Erasure, which closes September 28, offers an unparalleled look at one of the world’s largest man-made excavations through the eyes of artists. The exhibition features more than 100 paintings, drawings, prints and photographs created by artists from around the country since the mine’s earliest days.

Presenting sponsor for the exhibition is Rio Tinto Kennecott. Supporting sponsors are the S. J. and Jessie E. Quinney Foundation, the Ray, Quinney & Nebeker Foundation, and the UMFA Friends of Utah and Western Art (FUWA). The Grand America Hotel is a community partner. The UMFA is funded in part by Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts & Parks (ZAP).

The UMFA’s Marcia and John Price Museum Building is located on the University of Utah campus at 410 Campus Center Drive. Free UMFA visitor parking is available, as well as a pay lot. The UMFA is easily accessed by TRAX; the Museum is located just northwest of the University South Campus stop on the University red line.

For additional information, please visit umfa.utah.edu/creation_Erasure

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