FREE Lecture: Artists at Bingham

Salt Lake City – Three regional art experts will present mini-lectures at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) about artists featured in the current exhibition Creation and Erasure: Art of the Bingham Canyon Mine. The event will be held at 5 pm Wednesday, June 25.

Exhibition curator Donna Poulton will discuss the works of H. L. A. Culmer, T. B. H. Stenhouse, and Salt Lake City-based contemporary painter Jean Arnold. Betsy Fahlman, professor of art history at Arizona State University, will discuss the work of Jonas Lie, who painted early views of the mine at the invitation of Utah Copper Company founder Daniel C. Jackling. James Swensen, assistant professor of art history at Brigham Young University, will discuss photographer Andreas Feininger’s 1940s-era documentation of the mine.

The event will be held in the Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke Jr. Auditorium in the UMFA’s Marcia and John Price Museum Building, located on the University of Utah campus at 410 Campus Center Drive. Free UMFA visitor parking is available, as well as a pay lot. The UMFA is easily accessed by TRAX; the Museum is located just northwest of the South Campus Drive stop on the University red line.

Creation and Erasure: Art of the Bingham Canyon Mine, on view through September 28, offers an unparalleled look at the world’s largest man-made excavation through the eyes of artists. The exhibition features more than 100 paintings, drawings, prints and photographs created by artists from around the country since the mine’s earliest days.

Presenting sponsor for the exhibition is Rio Tinto Kennecott. Supporting sponsors are the S. J. and Jessie E. Quinney Foundation, the Ray, Quinney & Nebeker Foundation, and the UMFA Friends of Utah and Western Art (FUWA). The Grand America Hotel is a community partner. The UMFA is funded in part by Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts & Parks (ZAP).

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