UMFA’s Third Saturday for Families Program Celebrates Latino Art

. April 2, 2015

Salt Lake City –Third Saturday for Families, the popular, free art-making event hosted monthly at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA), will celebrate Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art on Saturday, April 18.

Judithe Hernández, Reina de la Primavera, from Méchicano 1977 Calendario, 1976, screenprint, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment. © 1976, Judithe Hernández.

Judithe Hernández, Reina de la Primavera, from Méchicano 1977 Calendario, 1976, screenprint, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment. © 1976, Judithe Hernández.

From 1–4 pm families are invited to explore this landmark exhibition from the Smithsonian American Art Museum that features more than 80 works of art from more than 60 of the country’s most influential Latino artists. Visitors of all ages and abilities can explore poster art, a unique and important art form, by creating their own designs. Club Cultural Quetzalcoatl will perform an interactive dance in the Great Hall at 2 pm and 3 pm. A treasure hunt and story time in the Museum Store will round out the afternoon’s schedule of activities.

Sponsorship

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, Georgia.

The UMFA exhibition is presented by Zions Bank. Major sponsors: S. J. and Jessie E. Quinney Foundation and the Ray, Quinney & Nebeker Foundation. Supporting sponsor: Wells Fargo. In-kind sponsor: Red Iguana. Community partner: Artes de México en Utah. Media sponsor: El Semanal. Third Saturday is supported in part by the Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts & Parks (ZAP) Program.

For please visit umfa.utah.edu/ouramerica

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