Utah Museum of Fine Arts July 2015 Events and Exhibitions

. June 18, 2015

Summer Class | Making Art: Mom, Dad, and Me
July 7–10 | 10 am–12 pm | Ages 2–5
A class for parents and their preschoolers or pre-preschoolers, ages 2–5! Join us at the UMFA for hands-on art studio experiences inspired by art from our collection. We will create one-of-a-kind paintings, masks, sculptures, and frames for beginning artists, with storytelling, hands-on art objects and strolls through the galleries. Students will conclude the course with their own art opening in the UMFA classroom. Register through Youth Education at the University of Utah: continue.utah.edu/youth/ or 801.581.6461.

Summer Class | Food for Thought and Art
July 14–17 | 10 am–12:30 pm | Ages 7–10
Explore the Utah Museum of Fine Art’s permanent collection of art from around the world while learning about the importance of food as cultural expression. You will create art from a variety of mediums exploring the age-old subject of food. This class offers a hands-on blend of cultural history and art making opportunities as you create the ingredients of your own artistic feast! Register through Youth Education at the University of Utah: continue.utah.edu/youth/ or 801.581.6461.

Third Saturday for Families: Sculptures
Saturday, July 18, 2015 | 1–4 pm | FREE
In the exhibition salt 11: Duane Linklater, the artist created 3-D printed copies of objects from the UMFA’s American Indian collection. Make your own plastic clay sculpture inspired by objects in the Museum. Staff from the J. Willard Marriott Library will join us to demonstrate this intriguing technology on their 3-D printer.

Summer Class | Painting from the Impressionists to the Modernists
July 20–July 23 | 9 am–12 pm | Ages 12–15
Explore the Utah Museum of Fine Art’s permanent collection of art from around the world while learning about painting with acrylic. Register through Youth Education at the University of Utah: continue.utah.edu/youth/ or 801.581.6461.

Summer Class | Wondrous Watercolor
July 20–July 23 | 1 pm–4 pm | Ages 9–12
Explore the Utah Museum of Fine Art’s permanent collection of art from around the world while learning about painting with watercolor. Register through Youth Education at the University of Utah: continue.utah.edu/youth/ or 801.581.6461.

Summer Class | Intensive Art Academy
July 27–July 31 | 9 am–3 pm | Ages 10–12
Explore the Utah Museum of Fine Art’s permanent collection of art from around the world while learning how to do all types of art. Register through Youth Education at the University of Utah: continue.utah.edu/youth/ or 801.581.6461.

Summer Film Series: Creativity in Focus
Wednesday, July 29 | 7 pm | FREE
Co-presented with the Utah Film Center. Additional support provided by CUAC and Modern West Fine Art.

The New Rijksmuseum (Parts 1 and 2)
Directed by Oeke Hoogendijk
118 min | 2013 | Denmark | Not Rated

EXHIBITIONS

umfa.utah.edu/exhibitions_current

[con]text
CLOSING 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, They arrived yesterday, dusty and weary from the journey, but in good spirits.
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.

Utah Museum of Fine Arts
University of Utah
Marcia & John Price Museum Building
410 Campus Center Drive
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112
(801) 581-7332

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Wednesday: 10:00 am–8:00 p.m.
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