Utah Museum of Fine Arts Events for August 2017

The UMFA will host a two-day reopening party, Saturday, Aug. 26 and Sunday, Aug. 27. Free admission. Tours, art making, films, yoga, music, dance party and more. umfa.utah.edu/reopening

Family Art Making | Community Blocks
Thursday, August 3 | 11 am | FREE
Salt Lake City Public Library, Corinne & Jack Sweet 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.

UMFA in the Wild | Make a Nature Rubbing Book

Sunday, August 6 | 10 am | FREE
Washington Lake Campground
Crystal Lake Trailhead on the Mirror Lake Highway
Join the UMFA in Utah’s amazing wilderness to experience art and nature. Learn about the variety of textures in nature and how artists represent them in paintings and drawings. Make your own book to classify and record rubbings of the natural textures around you.

UMFA in the Wild is presented in partnership with the National Forest Service and American Land and Leisure.

Share your passion for art with the community! | UMFA volunteer info sessions
Friday, August 11: 10 am & 1 pm
Thursday, August 17: 3:30 pm & 5:30 pm
Join people of all backgrounds and ages as a UMFA volunteer. Learn more about current opportunities—including the upcoming Fall 2017 Docent Class—at these drop-in informational sessions.

Each hour-long session is located in the UMFA classroom.

Can’t make it? Contact [email protected] to receive volunteer information and an application.

Third Saturdays for Families | Chinese Fans
Saturday, August 19 | 1–4 pm | FREE
Emma Eccles Jones Education Center Classroom
Chinese decorative arts are noted for their intricate patterns. Study the beautiful designs of Chinese cloisonné, made with enamel and wire, and create your own design on paper fans.

Reopening Weekend
Saturday, August 26 – Sunday, August 27 | FREE
Mark your calendars: the last weekend of August is the first weekend of the new UMFA. The University’s fine arts museum, closed since mid-January 2016 for building upgrades, reopens the weekend of August 26-27, with a free two-day party featuring new exhibitions, tours, art making films, yoga, a dance party, and more.

Creativity in Focus | The Legacy of Frida Kahlo
Saturday, August 26 | 7 pm | FREE
Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke Jr. Auditorium
Presented in partnership with Utah Film Center.

Creativity in Focus | Boy and the World
Sunday, August 27 | 3 pm | FREE
Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke Jr. Auditorium
Presented in partnership with Utah Film Center.

Artist Talk | Las Hermanas Iglesias
Wednesday, August 30 | 7 pm | FREE
Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke Jr. Auditorium

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 www.umfa.utah.edu