Utah Museum of Fine Arts February Events

. January 19, 2016

ARTLandish: Mark Brest van Kempen Lecture
Tuesday, February 9 | 7 pm | FREE
Gould Auditorium, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Artist Mark Brest van Kempen discusses the influence of Land Art in his work, which uses the landscape itself as sculptural material. From the Free Speech Monument on the University of California-Berkeley campus to Land Exchange at the National Academy of Art in China, his work explores our complex relationship to the environment.

Van Kempen has received numerous commissions for permanent public art projects including the San Francisco Art Commission, the City of Palo Alto, the City of Seattle, and the Haas Foundation, and he was recently invited by the German government to submit designs for a national reunification monument in Leipzig. He is the 2016 Marva and John Warnock Artist in Residence at the University of Utah’s Department of Art and Art History.

This program is part of the UMFA’s ongoing series ARTLandish: Land Art, Landscape, and the Environment, co-sponsored by the College of Fine Arts and the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah and the Salt Lake City Public Library. http://umfa.utah.edu/artlandish

Third Saturday for Families: Drawing with Art Dice
Saturday, February 20 | 1–4 pm | FREE
Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts and Education Complex
Many artists draw every day to hone their skills-sometimes making a game to spark their creativity. Make your own game by decorating dice with visual cues, and then roll the dice to randomly suggest artistic elements as you create your own drawing. This program is supported in part by the Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts & Parks (ZAP) program. http://umfa.utah.edu/thirdsaturdays

ARTLandish: Land Art on Film
Thursday, February 25 | 7 pm | FREE
Gould Auditorium, Marriott Library
Documentation, specifically photographic and filmic, was imperative for the Land artists working in remote locations in the 1960s and 70s. Otherwise, how else could their work be experienced? Here in Utah, we are lucky that we can visit and physically experience Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty (1970) and Nancy Holt’s Sun Tunnels (1973). Sadly, most of the international art loving public will never have that chance. Film also provided the only means of sharing fleeting performances and ephemeral works in the landscape. This one-night-only screening will present a range of film and video artworks that capture artist interventions in the landscape.

This program is part of the UMFA’s ongoing series ARTLandish: Land Art, Landscape, and the Environment, co-sponsored by the College of Fine Arts and the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah and the Salt Lake City Public Library. http://umfa.utah.edu/artlandish

The Marcia & John Price Museum Building is temporarily closed for renovations and reinstallation through spring 2017. For info on the closure period, visit http://umfa.utah.edu/faqs.

More information: umfa.utah.edu

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