Utah Museum of Fine Arts UMFA Events for April 2016

Evening for Educators
Art & Appetite: Promoting Cross-curricular Learning through Food-centric Art
Wednesday, April 13 | 5:30–8:30 pm | FREE for teachers
University of Utah | Department of Art & Art History | 375 S 1530 E
Food has been symbolic in art for millennia and continues to be an integral part of everyday life. Explore the UMFA global collection of food-centric art for inspiration to incorporate food, fun, feast, and a universal appetite into any curriculum.

CDs with images of artworks from the UMFA collection, biographies of the artists, and cross-disciplinary lesson plans are available at each Evening for Educators. Lesson plans are also available on our website at www.umfa.utah.edu/lessons. Teachers receive one hour of in-service credit by attending five workshops (15 hours) and completing a field test. Register through OnTrack for in-service credit. For more information contact the UMFA at 801.581.8336 or [email protected]

Third Saturday for Families: Shadow Puppets
Saturday, April 16 | 1–4 pm | FREE
Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts & Education Complex | Art Works for Kids Auditorium
Shadow puppets are a beautiful storytelling art form from Bali. Puppets from the Education Collection will offer inspiration as you craft your own shadow puppet. Flashlights will be on-hand to bring your puppet to life. This program is supported in part by the Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts & Parks (ZAP) program.

Third Saturdays for Families continue during the UMFA’s temporary closure. Until our anticipated reopening in spring 2017, these FREE family activity days will take place at the nearby Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts & Education Complex on the University of Utah campus.

ARTLandish: Sun Tunnels Community Meet-up*
Saturday, April 30 | 1–4 pm | FREE
Join the UMFA for a fun day of art and science at Sun Tunnels, the iconic Land art by Nancy Holt in Utah’s west desert. UMFA members, families, teachers, and students of all ages are invited to explore the landscape, create art, and learn about the environment of the desert. Meet at the site. For directions, travel tips and more info about Sun Tunnels, visit http://umfa.utah.edu/suntunnels_selfguide

This program is part of the UMFA’s ongoing series ARTLandish: Land Art, Landscape, and the Environment, sponsored by the S. J. and Jessie E. Quinney Foundation and presented in partnership with the College of Fine Arts, University of Utah and the J. Willard Marriott Library and the Salt Lake City Public Library.

*Participants attend at their own risk and understand and acknowledge that the University of Utah and the Utah Museum of Fine Arts assume no liability whatsoever for personal injuries or property damages arising from participation in this event.

The Marcia and 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.