Utah Museum of Fine Arts June Events

UMFA ARTLandish: Land Writers Thursday, June 16 | 7 pm | FREE Salt Lake City Public Library, Main Library

This moderated panel of scholars and Utah-based creative writers will explore the relationship between man and nature in the literature of the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries.

· Jeffrey McCarthy, scholarly writer and essayist, University of Utah Honors College professor and director of Environmental Humanities graduate program

· Paisley Rekdal, poet, University of Utah professor of English

· Charles Waugh, environmental writer, Utah State University associate professor of English

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.

UMFA Third Saturday for Families: Russian Nesting Dolls Saturday, June 18 | 1–4 pm | FREE Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts & Education Complex

Art Works for Kids Auditorium
The Russian folk art of vibrant, colorful Matryoshka dolls dates back to 1890. Let our traditional Matryoshka set be the inspiration to decorate your own set of nesting dolls. This program is supported in part by the Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts & Parks (ZAP) program.

UMFA at the Utah Arts Festival Thursday, June 23–Sunday, June 26

Ever wondered what your future holds? Always wanted to open a time capsule of your past self? Join the Utah Museum of Fine Arts at the Utah Arts Festival and peek “into the future” by creating your own time capsule. Record your favorite food, create art, and predict the future—all in your own tiny time capsule. Then open it in a year and check out your predictions.

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