Utah Museum of Fine Arts February 2015 Events and Exhibitions

. January 15, 2015

Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art
Community Preview and Party | Thursday, February 5 | 5-7 pm | FREE
Celebrate the rich and varied contributions of Latino artists in the United States since the mid-twentieth century. Our America presents the works of 72 leading modern and contemporary artists and explores how they shaped the artistic movements of their day and recalibrated key themes in American art and culture. On view February 6-May 17, 2015.

Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art is organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Generous support for the exhibition has been provided by Altria Group, the Honorable Aida M. Alvarez; Judah Best, The James F. Dicke Family Endowment, Sheila Duignan and Mike Wilkins, Tania and Tom Evans, Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino, The Michael A. and the Honorable Marilyn Logsdon Mennello Endowment, Henry R. Muñoz III, Wells Fargo and Zions Bank. Additional significant support was provided by The Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center. Support for Treasures to Go, the museum’s traveling exhibition program, comes from The C. F. Foundation, Atlanta.

Chamber Music Series
Wednesday, February 11 | 7 pm | FREE
Experience the harmonious convergence of music and art as students from the University of Utah School of Music perform in the galleries of the UMFA.

Romanticism in Art and Music: A Conversation
Wednesday, February 18 | 5 pm | FREE
A talk by Catherine Mayes, assistant professor of musicology, University of Utah School of Music, presented in conjunction with the Utah Symphony | Utah Opera “The Romantics” Cultural Festival.

Third Saturday for Families: Word Art
February 21 | 1-4 pm | FREE
The [con]text exhibition explores text in art through objects from the UMFA’s permanent collection. Create your own visual and written art using old book pages as your inspiration.

Spring Film Series: Creativity in Focus
Wednesday, February 25 | 7 pm | FREE
Co-presented with the Utah Film Center. Additional support provided by CUAC and Modern West Fine Art.

National Gallery
181 min | 2014 | USA/France

Directed by Frederick Wiseman

In Frederick Wiseman’s 39th documentary, he takes the audience behind the scenes of London’s National Gallery, one of the world’s foremost art institutions. National Gallery is the portrait of a place, its way of working and relations with the world, its staff and public, and its paintings.

salt 11: Duane Linklater | Artist and Curator in Conversation
Thursday, February 26 | FREE
Exhibition Preview | 4 pm
Artist and Curator in Conversation | 5 pm
Reception | 6 pm

EXHIBITIONS

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Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art from the Smithsonian American Art Museum
OPENING February 6, 2015
Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art presents the rich and varied contributions of Latino artists in the United States since the mid-twentieth century, when the concept of a collective Latino identity began to emerge. The exhibition is drawn entirely from the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s pioneering collection of Latino art. It explores how Latino artists shaped the artistic movements of their day and recalibrated key themes in American art and culture.

Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art is organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Generous support for the exhibition has been provided by Altria Group, the Honorable Aida M. Alvarez; Judah Best, The James F. Dicke Family Endowment, Sheila Duignan and Mike Wilkins, Tania and Tom Evans, Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino, The Michael A. and the Honorable Marilyn Logsdon Mennello Endowment, Henry R. Muñoz III, Wells Fargo and Zions Bank. Additional significant support was provided by The Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center. Support for Treasures to Go, the museum’s traveling exhibition program, comes from The C.F. Foundation, Atlanta.

salt 10: Conrad Bakker
CLOSING February 8, 2015
Conrad Bakker makes imprecise, to-scale replicas of objects like books, photographs, chairs and motorcycles out of wood and paint to investigate the creation of value and economic systems. Often inserting his handmade facsimiles into the commercial realms of their real commodity counterparts, Bakker circumvents the art market, challenges postmodern perceptions of authorship and authenticity, and questions the distinction between originality and appropriation.

salt 11: Duane Linklater
OPENING February 27, 2015
The eleventh edition of the salt series features new work by Duane Linklater, a Canada-based multimedia artist of Native American heritage. Through installation, performance, film, photography, and other media, Linklater studies the migration and exchange of ideas, language, and memory and reveals many inconsistencies in knowledge and history. He often works collaboratively and appropriates liberally, challenging modern perceptions of authorship and authenticity. Through his salt exhibition, Linklater will directly engage the UMFA’s permanent collection to explore physical and conceptual processes of translation and the cultural information that is lost therein.

[con]text
On view through July 26, 2015
The presence of text in art has greatly increased in the modern era, but the relationship of language and visual art have a much longer history. [con]text examines this history as represented in the UMFA’s permanent collection. From an ancient Egyptian wall relief to medieval illuminated manuscripts to the contemporary practices of John Cage, Bruce Nauman, and Willie Cole, this exhibition looks at the way visual artists have harnessed the power of language to communicate, relate, entice, advocate and illuminate. [con]text also explores how language itself constantly evolves, leading to both the loss and creation of meaning.

Tony Feher
On view through December 31, 2015
American sculptor Tony Feher has been changing the way we see the world for the past three decades. With a hyper-awareness of the formal qualities of everyday objects—bottles, tape, plastic bags—Feher turns unconsidered, often-discarded materials into poetic sculptures and elegant installations. For this exhibition, the UMFA has invited Feher to help us re-imagine the architecture of our Great Hall with a brand new site-determined installation.

**Exhibition dates are subject to change.

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