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UMFA Events June 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 Third Saturdays for Families in our education classroom. The Museum Café and Museum Store are open for business Monday through Friday.

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

Family Art Making | Community Blocks
Friday, June 16 | 2 pm | FREE
Salt Lake City Public Library, Chapman Branch
Our neighborhood streets, houses, and businesses form a community. With inspiration from the buildings in your neighborhood, decorate three wooden blocks to create a sculpture of your own small community.

Third Saturday for Families | Rattle Instruments
Saturday, June 17 | 1–4 pm | FREE
UMFA Education Classroom
From Mexican maracas to African seed gourds, cultures everywhere make rattle musical instruments. Discover the variety of rattle shapes and diverse sounds made by instruments from around the world and decorate your own set of musical rattles for music making.

UMFA at the Utah Arts Festival
Children’s Art Yard | Library Square
Thursday–Sunday, June 22–25
Join the Utah Museum of Fine Arts at the Utah Arts Festival for family art making. Create your own rubbings and drawings of fish inspired by traditional Japanese seascapes and the art of Gyotaku—ink and rice paper prints made by Japanese fisherman to record the fish they caught before cameras were invented.

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