UMFA Events for May 2016

ACME: What’s Hip-Hop Got to Do with Education? – Wednesday, May 11 | 7 pm* | FREE
Salt Lake City Public Library, Glendale Branch
*Join us at 6:30 pm for music, art, and refreshments
We’re examining hip-hop as a force for teaching and learning—from the corner to the classroom. Based on the idea that knowledge is the “fifth element” of hip-hop, we will ask questions such as: What kinds of learning take place through hip-hop? How can hip-hop culture help us rethink our approach to education?

The session will be an inclusive, multigenerational dialogue featuring short presentations and performances from local artists and educators led by Jarred Martinez, Anita Juarez, Saia Langi, and Rudy Medina of Truth Cypher—a local community of writers, storytellers, and spoken word artists; Luis López, University of Utah senior and Programs Coordinator at Artes de México en Utah; and Paul Kuttner, Education Pathways Partnership Manager at University Neighborhood Partners.

Third Saturday for Families: Torn Paper Landscapes – Saturday, May 21 | 1–4 pm | FREE
Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts & Education Complex, Art Works for Kids Auditorium
Artists have incorporated paper in their art making for centuries. Using torn paper and colored chalk, let the natural environment around you inspire your own landscape creation. 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: Plein Air Painting in Utah – Thursday, May 26 | 7 pm | FREE
J. Willard Marriott Library, Gould Auditorium
Contemporary artists who paint en plein air (French: “in the open air”) will discuss their practice and quest for suitable motifs. A moderated panel with will consider the tradition and continued relevance of plein air painting in Utah and examine how this established method captures the singular beauty of the local terrain. Featured artists: Patricia Kimball, Hadley Rampton, and Michael Workman

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 and the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah and the Salt Lake City Public Library.

The Marcia and John Price Museum Building is temporarily closed for renovations and reinstallation through spring 2017. For info on the closure period, visit