Utah Museum of Fine Arts November 2012 Exhibitions and Events


Highlights of the Collection Tour
6:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month and 1:30 p.m. on all Saturdays and Sundays |
FREE with general Museum admission
Experience the UMFA galleries through a thirty-minute tour with a docent. No pre-registration necessary.

Artist Talk: Jann Haworth

Thursday, November 1, 2012, 7:00 p.m. | Free

American Pop artist and pioneer of sort sculpture Jann Haworth will discuss her current work. She will also speak about her piece Charm Bracelet, the artwork acquired for the UMFA by the Young Benefactors Council last year.

Event for Educators: Book Arts

Saturday, November 10, 2012, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. | Free

Educators of all disciplines and grade levels are invited to explore various styles of book arts. Pre-registration required at [email protected] or 801.581.8336. Funded in part by the StateWide Art Partnership.

Palette to Palate: New Trends in Art and Wine

Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 6:30-8:30 p.m. | $39 + Special Fee: $25.00 = $64.00 | UMFA Members receive a $3 discount

Art Historian Laura Hurtado will guide participants through a tour of six examples of modern and contemporary art, and certified sommelier Michael Roussin will guide a parallel exploration of the influences and flavors of six contemporary wines. Light refreshments will accompany the wine tasting. Register through University of Utah Lifelong Learning at continue.utah.edu or by calling 801.587.5433.

Third Saturday for Families: Print Your Own Postcard

Saturday, November 17, 2012, 1:00-4:00 p.m. | Free

Participants will get inspiration from the fabulous art books on display and then make their own print on a postcard. Funded in part by the Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts, and Parks Fund.


salt 6: Emre Huner

On view through January 13, 2013

salt 6: Emre Huner features the premier of a new film by the Turkish, Berlin-based artist, whose work explores questions surrounding progress, modernity, science fiction, and utopian impulses.

Nancy Holt: Sightlines
On view through January 20, 2013
Nancy Holt: Sightlines will offer an in-depth look at the early projects of this important American artist whose pioneering work falls at the intersection of art, architecture, and time-based media. Since the late 1960s, Holt has created a far-reaching body of work, including Land art, films, videos, site-specific installations, artist’s books, concrete poetry, and major sculpture commissions. Nancy Holt: Sightlines showcases the artist’s transformation of the perception of the landscape through the use of different observational modes in her early films, videos, and related works from 1966 to 1980. With her novel use of cylindrical forms, light, and techniques of reflection, Holt developed a unique aesthetics of perception, which enabled visitors to her sites like Sun Tunnels (1973-76), located in Utah’s Great Basin, to engage with the landscape in new and challenging ways.

Dale Nichols: Transcending Regionalism
On view through March 18, 2013

Dale Nichols is well known as the fourth major Regionalist artist, alongside Grant Wood, Thomas Hart Benton and John Stueart Curry. Their work, created in the Midwest during the Great Depression, defined a period in American art when artists turned toward the land and known narratives in hope of creating uniquely American themes and styles of art. The UMFA is delighted to offer Dale Nichols: Transcending Regionalism, an exhibition spanning much of his long career. Nichols’ early paintings focused on the often-difficult relationship between Midwest farmers and their land. His stylized landscapes and red barns, representing both shelter and sustenance, held images of hope for a struggling nation and honored the agrarian ideal. By the 1940s Nichols indulged his wanderlust, traveling repeatedly to Alaska and spending extended periods of time in Guatemala and Mexico. Paintings from this period are represented in this exhibition as well.

5 Blocks
On view through April 21, 2013

5 Blocks is an exhibition of youth artwork created in collaboration with UMFA educators by students at Hawthorne Elementary (Salt Lake City School District) and Granger High School (Granite School District). By investigating a five block area near their school, students demystified how we shape the spaces we live in and how those spaces shape us. Through a variety of media, this exhibition shares with viewers what students discovered when they left the classroom and got a chance to engage with the city. During the planning of this exhibition UMFA educators consulted with Damon Rich, a nationally recognized designer and artist who currently serves as the Urban Designer for the City of Newark, New Jersey.

**Exhibition dates are subject to change.

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