UMFA Events March 2017

While UMFA galleries remain closed for remodeling, the Museum is hosting films and artist talks in our Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke Jr. Auditorium, and The Museum Café and Store are open for business Monday through Friday.

Meanwhile, many educational programs continue elsewhere on campus and in the community, including our popular Third Saturdays for Families programs.

UMFA galleries will reopen the weekend of August 26–27, 2017.

ACME Session | Envisioning our Futures Community Dinner
Wednesday, March 8 | 6:30 pm | FREE
Salt Lake City Public Library, Glendale Branch

Spy Hop and the UMFA are hosting a community dinner to creatively identify and investigate public issues facing our country and the world. Participate in hands-on art activities, group exercises, and active discussion as we explore the question, “What are our desired futures?” The goal is to inspire creative, collective action.

This event is part of a national 50-State Dinner Party Project, a National Collective Action initiative from The ALLIANCE for Media Arts and Culture.

ACME (Art. Community. Museum. Education.) Sessions are bimonthly roundtable public exchanges where participants can dream and articulate new models of education and engagement through art. Presented by the UMFA in partnership with The City Library. UMFA ACME Sessions have received funding from Utah Humanities. Utah Humanities enriches our cultural, intellectual, and civic life by providing opportunities for all Utahans to explore life’s most engaging questions and the wonders of the human experience.

Third Saturday for Families | Art Aprons
Saturday, March 18 | 1–4 pm | FREE
No need to worry about getting paint on your pants or marker on your shirt. Design and decorate your own canvas apron, sized just right for young artists. We’ll explore contemporary abstract art to inspire your wearable art creation.

ARTLandish | Creativity in Focus Film Series | Koyaanisqatsi
Wednesday, March 29 | 7 pm | FREE
Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke Jr. Auditorium
Directed by Godfrey Reggio
86 min | 1982 | USA | Not Rated
Drawing its title from the Hopi word meaning “life out of balance,” this renowned documentary reveals how humanity has grown apart from nature, an apocalyptic vision of the collision of two different worlds—urban life and technology versus the environment. Featuring a musical score composed by Philip Glass, this is the first film of the legendary The Qatsi Trilogy.

Presented in partnership with Utah Film Center. This event is part of ARTLandish: Land Art, Landscape, and the Environment.

The Utah Museum of Fine Arts is located on the University of Utah campus in the Marcia and John Price Museum Building at 410 Campus Center Drive. The UMFA’s mission is to inspire critical dialogue and illuminate the role of art in our lives.

For more information call (801) 581-7332 or visit