Utah Museum of Fine Arts April 2015 Events and Exhibitions

. March 18, 2015

Highlights of the Collection Tour
First Wednesday of every month | 6:30 pm

Saturdays and Sundays | 1:30 pm
FREE with general Museum admission
Experience the UMFA galleries through a thirty-minute tour with a docent. No pre-registration necessary.

Open Mic Night
Thursday, April 2 | 4:30p-5:30pm | FREE
In the spirit of working artistically with words, the UMFA invites students for a night of self-expression (and free food and coffee!) in conjunction with our current exhibition [con]text.

Yoga at the UMFA
Tuesday, April 7 | 1:30-2:30 pm | FREE
Renowned local yoga instructor Scott Moore will lead free yoga classes in the UMFA’s Great Hall. These classes will explore the connections between the practice of yoga and the experience of art. Limited mats are available.

Chamber Music Series
Wednesday, April 8 | 7 pm | FREE
Experience the harmonious convergence of music and art in the UMFA galleries with performers from the University of Utah’s School of Music.

Mária Magdalena Campos-Pons: Artist Talk
Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art
Friday, April 10 | FREE
Exhibition Preview | 4 pm
Artist Talk | 5 pm

Yoga at the UMFA
Tuesday, April 14 | 1:30-2:30 pm | FREE
Renowned local yoga instructor Scott Moore will lead free yoga classes in the UMFA’s Great Hall. These classes will explore the connections between the practice of yoga and the experience of art. Limited mats are available.

Evening for Educators | Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art
Wednesday, April 15| 5:30-8:30 pm | FREE for teachers
In tandem with our concurrent exhibition of the same name, this educator event will present the rich and varied contributions of Latino artists in the United States since the mid-twentieth century and will explore how Latino artists shaped the artistic movements of their day and recalibrated key themes in American art and culture. Teacher participants can earn hours toward in-service credit.

SMAC Campus Art Walk
Thursday, April 16 | 4-7 pm | FREE
Come discover the hidden gems of The University of Utah, from sculptures to paintings to the buildings themselves, with the help of SMAC, the UMFA’s Students’ Museum Advisory Council. Choose your own adventure by beginning at either the UMFA patio or the patio of Kingsbury Hall with appetizers, drinks, art making, and performances, then continue with a self-guided tour to view art around campus. From Tony Awards to abstract oil paintings, you’ll see it all!

Third Saturday for Families: Design Your Own Poster
Saturday, April 18 | 1-4 pm | FREE
Come see Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art from the Smithsonian American Art Museum and learn about influential Latino artists. Then create a poster to explore this unique and important art form. Club Quetzacoatl will perform an interactive dance in the Great Hall at 2 pm and 3 pm.

Spring Film Series: Creativity in Focus
Wednesday, April 22 | 7 pm | FREE

Levitated Mass
Directed by Doug Pray
88 min | 2013 | USA

Levitated Mass is the story of a rock star; the artist behind the sensation; a $10 million, 22-city tour; and the international media storm that ensued—but not in the way you might expect. Prominently displayed outside the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, renowned and reclusive land artist Michael Heizer’s “Levitated Mass” gained worldwide recognition during its installation in 2012. The film takes on Heizer’s passion for this piece and masterfully interweaves this influential artist’s biography with the backstory of the art (originally conceptualized in 1968), the dreams of a major museum, and the uniting of a city, examining the perennial question: “What is art?”

EXHIBITIONS

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Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art from the Smithsonian American Art Museum
On view through May 17, 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.

[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.

salt 11: Duane Linklater
On view through August 2, 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.

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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