EVENTS: UMFA Events | September 2017 (SLC)

 

 

Contact:

— Emma Ryder, 801.581.9880
emma.ryder@umfa.utah.edu

umfa.utah.edu

 

 

SEPTEMBER 2017 EVENTS & NEWS

 

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

 

 

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Art + Wellness | Chamber Music Series 
Wednesday, September 6 | 7 pm | FREE
Explore the intersection of music and visual art as vocalist Daniel Johnson and pianist Paul Hill—University of Utah Department of Music graduate students—perform Songs for the Inner Child, choral music by Vaughan Williams, Finzi, Musto, and Heggie.

 

You are invited to explore the galleries while you listen to the program and discover parallel expressions in the music and the paintings.

 

ACME Session | Raising Socially Conscious and Conscientious Youth
Wednesday, September 13 | 6:30 pm*
Salt Lake City Public Library, Main Library
*Join us for refreshments at 6 pm
Through art and experiential activities, this session is centered on building inclusive and socially just communities by inspiring our youth. We will focus on ways to create spaces for youth to cultivate positive cultural identities, enhance empathy through deep awareness, and nurture their power of belief.

 

Session leaders will guide participants in three projects while addressing the following questions: How can children's early understanding of race, gender, and other social identities shape how they feel about who they are and who they can become? What do youth discover when they are encouraged to slow down and use all of their senses? How do we encourage children to leverage hope and belief to build the world they want to live in? People of all ages are encouraged to attend.

 

Session Leaders

Joel Arvízo | Director, Rose Park Community Learning Center

Amir Jackson | Founder, Nurture the Creative Mind

Iris Moulton | Coordinator of Campus Engagement, Utah Museum of Fine Arts

Karen Tao | Assistant Professor, Counseling Psychology, University of Utah

 

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 and with funding from Utah Humanities (UH). UH improves communities through active engagement in the humanities.

 

Art + Wellness | Yoga in the Great Hall 
Thursday, September 14 | 1:30–2:30 pm | FREE
G. W. Anderson Family Great Hall

Experience the art of yoga. Join us in the UMFA Great Hall to explore connections between the practice of yoga and themes found in the art on view in the galleries.

 

Sponsored by PEAK Health and Fitness at the University of Utah.

 

Third Saturday for Families | Porcelain Painting

Saturday, September 16 | 1–4 pm | FREE
Emma Eccles Jones Education Center Classroom

The detailed designs of Chinese ceramics in the Museum’s permanent collection are filled with flowers, fruit, and animals. Gather ideas from these splendid objects to paint your own porcelain teacups for use at home.

 

Art + Wellness | Yoga in the Great Hall 
Thursday, September 21 | 1:30–2:30 pm | FREE
G. W. Anderson Family Great Hall
Experience the art of yoga. Join us in the UMFA Great Hall to explore connections between the practice of yoga and themes found in the art on view in the galleries.

 

Sponsored by PEAK Health and Fitness at the University of Utah.

 

Creativity in Focus Film Series | Hockney
Wednesday, September 27 | 7 pm | FREE

Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke Jr. Auditorium

Directed by Randall Wright

112 min | 2014 | UK | Not Rated

 

Hockney weaves together a portrait of the multifaceted artist from frank interviews with close friends and never-before-seen footage from his own personal archive. One of the great surviving icons of the 1960s, Hockney's career may have started with almost instant success, but in private he has struggled with his art, relationships, and the tragedy of AIDS, making his optimism and sense of adventure truly uplifting. Hockneyis funny, inspiring, bold, and visionary.

 

Presented in partnership with Utah Film Center.

 

Art + Wellness | Yoga in the Great Hall 
Thursday, September 28 | 1:30–2:30 pm | FREE
G. W. Anderson Family Great Hall
Experience the art of yoga. Join us in the UMFA Great Hall to explore connections between the practice of yoga and themes found in the art on view in the galleries.

 

Sponsored by PEAK Health and Fitness at the University of Utah.

ARTLandish | Sun Tunnels Community Meet-up
Saturday, September 30 | 1–4 pm | FREE
Join the UMFA for a fun day of art and science at Nancy Holt’s Sun Tunnels, an iconic work of Land art located in Utah's west desert. All ages and abilities are invited to explore the landscape, create art, and learn about the environment of the desert.



Current Temporary Exhibitions

 

Las Hermanas Iglesias: HERE, HERE

August 26, 2017 – January 28, 2018 | ACME Lab

Join Las Hermanas Iglesias and th ACME Lab team to experience and collaborate on HERE, HERE—an interactive installation in which community members host actions, and participants contribute to a work in progress. At the core of the project is an invitation for creative experimentation. Each element of the sisters' ever-changing exhibition is designed to be activated, handled, moved, altered, worn, and played. Make your own rules at the UMFA to re-imagine, re-create, and re-invent.

 

Las Hermanas Iglesias: HERE, HERE is the first exhibition in the UMFA's new ACME Lab, a space dedicated to community engagement and art experimentation.

 

Spencer Finch Site-Specific Installation in the Great Hall

Opening August 26, 2017

World-renowned artist Spencer Finch is creating a site-specific installation in response to our building, our landscape, and our community. Finch works with light, landscape, and history to consider the power and limits of memory and perception. The artist is perhaps best known for his work Trying to Remember the Color of the Sky on that September Morning (2014), the only artwork created for the 9/11 Memorial and Museum in New York.

 

Commissioned with funds from the Phyllis Cannon Wattis Endowment Fund.

 

 

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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.

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HOCKNEY - Official UK trailer

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