Imagining UMOCA (Jan 24 - Apr 15)

IMMEDIATE RELEASE | JAN 11, 2017

 

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Sarina Ehrgott

20 S West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84101 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

Project by Michael Fraizer
 
 
 

UMOCA Presents: Imagining UMOCA
ED SPACE | JAN 24 - APR 15
Salt Lake City, UT - Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (UMOCA) is proud to present our newest Ed Space exhibition, Imagining UMOCA, which features projects created by architecture students and is led by Anne Mooney in the Senior Design Studio course at the University of Utah. Selected students include Chiwoo Back, Heather McDonald, Mitchell Hope, Michael Frazier, Diane Kayembe, and Drew Olguin.
 
Each project imagines a new possibility for expanding the museum to serve its diverse and growing audience. Students began by researching contemporary artists. As the design process progressed, they attempted to capture the essence of the artists they selected in their proposals for one of three downtown sites.
 
Presented in the form of diagrams and 3D models, these final concepts by six students meet UMOCA's programmatic and functional requirements, while also creating a spatial experience that unfolds gradually for the visitor and engages both body and mind. 
 
About the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art has been an award-winning aesthetic force and community leader since it was established in 1931. Located in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, UMOCA encourages exploration into what it means to exist in today's world through art that inspires imagination, stimulates thought, and transforms society. The Museum connects people around the contemporary art practice of Utah and beyond to shape an engaged and thoughtful global citizenry. UMOCA strives to be a place where all points of view, experiences, and ages feel welcome to explore the pressing issues of our time through socially relevant art exhibitions and programming.
 
UMOCA is a five-time recipient of funding from the Andy Warhol Foundation and is a 2015 and 2016 recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts' Art Works grant award.
 
UMOCA is a 501c3 institution that is supported by public, foundation, and corporate gifts. Your donation in any amount is greatly appreciated, and admission is a suggested $5 donation. 

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