October Events at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts

. September 23, 2015

Videodanza! Dance Film Screening at the UMFA
Friday, October 2 | 7:30 pm | FREE
The University of Utah Departments of Modern Dance and Film & Media Arts and the Center for Latin American Studies are pleased to present an evening of dance films from Latin America. After a weeklong residency on campus, Silvina Szperling, Argentinian dance filmmaker, curator, journalist, and professor at Universidad Nacional de las Artes (UNA) in Buenos Aires, will present an evening of contemporary dance films from Mexico, Cuba, Brazil, Ecuador, Paraguay and Argentina. The screening will be followed by a Q & A.

Community Meet-Up at Spiral Jetty
Saturday, October 3 | 10 am–2 pm | FREE
Join the UMFA and Great Salt Lake Institute at Westminster College for a fun day of art and science at Spiral Jetty. UMFA members, families, teachers, and students of all ages are invited to explore the landscape, create art, and learn about the environment of the lake. Meet at Spiral Jetty on Rozel Point in Great Salt Lake.
Directions are available at http://umfa.utah.edu/spiraljettydirections.

Yoga at the UMFA
Tuesday, October 6 | 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.

Open House for Teachers and Their Families
Wednesday, October 14 | 4-7pm | FREE for teachers and their families
Calling all K-12 educators and education students! Enjoy free Museum admission for you and your family and experience the remarkable traveling exhibition, The British Passion for Landscape: Masterpieces from National Museum Wales. Discover the depth and diversity of the UMFA’s permanent collection-explore the galleries, make art, and learn more about the variety of programs and resources available to educators and their students.

Third Saturday for Families: Masks
Saturday, October 17, 2015 | 1–4 pm | FREE
Our mask-making activity is a perennial favorite. Find inspiration throughout the UMFA to decorate your own one-of-a-kind mask.

Yoga at the UMFA
Tuesday, October 20 | 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, October 21 | 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. Like British painters, British art song composers and poets were also inspired by the beauty of nature that surrounded them. The voice studio of Dr. Seth Keeton will present a recital of Romantic English Song featuring works by composers such as Ralph Vaughan Williams, George Butterworth, Gerald Finzi, and Ivor Gurney.

Curator Talk: Tim Barringer
Thursday, October 22 | 7–9 pm | FREE
Museum admission | 5-7 pm | FREE

Tim Barringer, co-curator of The British Passion for Landscape: Masterpieces from National Museum Wales and Yale art historian, will give a free public lecture titled “Nature and Industrialization in British and American Art.” Barringer will introduce main themes in the exhibition, discuss the emergence of landscape painting as solace from the industrial world, and examine the changing identity of landscape art as environmental concerns took on a modern form. Barringer will be available for Q&A following his lecture.

Yoga at the UMFA
Tuesday, October 27 | 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.

Fall Film Series: Creativity in Focus
Wednesday, October 28 | 7 pm | FREE

HERB & DOROTHY 50X50
Directed by Megumi Sasaki
87 min | 2013 | USA | Not Rated
Developed as the follow-up film to Megumi Sasaki’s award-winning documentary HERB & DOROTHY (2008) that moved millions of art-lovers worldwide, HERB & DOROTHY 50X50 captures the last chapter of the Vogel’s extraordinary life and their gift to the nation, raising various questions on art, and what it takes to support art in today’s society.

Co-presented with the Utah Film Center. Additional support provided by CUAC and Modern West Fine Art.

EXHIBITIONS

The British Passion for Landscape: Masterpieces from National Museum Wales
On view through December 13, 2015
Drawn from the remarkable collections of National Museum Wales, The British Passion for Landscape offers visitors a rare opportunity to follow, in a single span, the rise of landscape painting in Britain through works from such masters as Claude Monet, J. M. W. Turner, John Constable, Thomas Gainsborough, and Richard Wilson. The exhibition unfolds a story that runs from the Industrial Revolution, through the eras of romanticism, impressionism, and modernism, to the postmodern and post-industrial imagery of today. The work references both the poetry of landscape and the environmental threats posed by industrialism—key themes that persist in British art today and that will resonate with Utah audiences. The exhibition is organized by the American Federation of Arts (AFA) and National Museum Wales. Curators are Tim Barringer and Oliver Fairclough.

This exhibition is organized by the American Federation of Arts and Amgueddfa Cymru–National Museum Wales. The exhibition tour and catalogue are generously supported by the JFM Foundation, Mrs. Donald M. Cox, and the Marc Fitch Fund. In-kind support is provided by Barbara and Richard S. Lane and Christie’s.

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.

Brian Bress: Make Your Own Friends | UMFA’s salt 12
On view through January 10, 2016
Brian Bress: Make Your Own Friends, jointly organized by the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) and the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (MCA Denver), brings together video, sculpture, and works on paper from the last ten years of Bress’s career. The Los Angeles-based artist is known for his fictional anthropomorphic characters, which he brings to life out of thrift-store finds and upholstery foam with casual doodles, cartoon animation, paint, and video cameras.

Brian Bress: Make Your Own Friends is jointly curated by Whitney Tassie, UMFA curator of modern and contemporary art, and Nora Burnett Abrams, MCA Denver curator.

The exhibition in Salt Lake City is the twelfth installment of the UMFA’s salt series of new work by emerging contemporary artists from around the globe and is made possible by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the UMFA Friends of Contemporary Art (FoCA). The exhibition will travel to the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver in February 2016.

**Exhibition dates are subject to change.

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