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UMFA Events July 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.

Third Saturdays for Families | Peg Doll Portraits
Saturday, July 15 | 1–4 pm | FREE
Emma Eccles Jones Education Center Classroom
Portraits not only represent what someone looks like, they often show their hobbies, likes, and personality. Create your own portrait on a wooden peg doll with inspiration from traditional portraits in the UMFA education collection.

Creativity in Focus | Revolution: New Art for a New World
Wednesday, July 19 | 7pm | FREE
Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke Jr. Auditorium

Presented in partnership with Utah Film Center.

Family Art Making at Fillmore City Library
Wednesday, July 19 | 5–8 pm | FREE
25 South 100 West, Fillmore, Utah
The UMFA and Utah Territorial Statehouse in Fillmore are hosting a free family day at the Fillmore City Library to learn about the work potters do and make your own clay pot.

Pottery is one of the world’s oldest art forms and making pots is one of the oldest jobs. We will explore traditional pottery techniques used by American Indians and Utah pioneers then try our hand at coil, slab, and pinch pots using air-dry clay.

The UMFA has teamed up with Utah Humanities to bring The Way We Worked to six Utah communities. Curriculum and free programming connect the exhibition to the history and resources of each community. The exhibition is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and Utah Humanities created by the National Archives with support from the United States Congress.

Western and Regional Art Lovers Brunch
Saturday, July 22 | 10 am
Laura Fry—senior curator and curator of art at the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma—is our guest speaker at this annual celebration of our shared passion for Western and regional art.

UMFA in the Wild | Print Your Own Family Tree
Sunday, July 23 | 10 am | FREE
Granite Flat Campground
Deer Creek-Dry Creek Trail in the Pleasant Grove District
Join the UMFA in Utah’s amazing wilderness to experience art and nature. Learn about scientific drawings of nature and then observe the trees around you to create your own leaf print family tree.

Family Art Making | Community Blocks
Friday, July 28 | 1 pm | FREE
Salt Lake City Public Library, Main Library
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.

UMFA in the Wild | Sketch in the Wilderness
Sunday, July 30 | 10 am | FREE
Firefighters Campground
Bear Canyon Trail in the Ashley National Forest
Join the UMFA in Utah’s amazing wilderness to experience art and nature. Learn about America’s long tradition of sketching in nature and experiment with a variety of art media—charcoal, pencil, crayon, pastel, and conté—to create your own nature drawing in a sketchbook you can keep.

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