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Utah Artists Selected to Create Murals at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts

The UMFA is pleased to announce that Roots Art Kollective, Ella Rises, Bill Louis, and Vaimoana Nuimeitolu will be filling the walls of the G. W. Anderson Family Great Hall with color this fall.

Over the past year, artists have created numerous murals across Salt Lake City in response to the global pandemic and racial injustice. These public works reflect our city’s pain and frustration but also our hopes and demands for a better future.

In participation with this movement, the UMFA invited Roots Art Kollective, comprised of local artists Miguel Galaz, Luis Novoa, and Alan Ochoa, to conceive of a museum-based mural exhibition. For this unique project, Roots and the UMFA asked local muralists and community members to consider the year 2020, how we experienced it, and how it will affect our future. The exhibition opens Saturday, September 25.

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