October at the UMFA

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October at the UMFA

 
Explore Land art icon Robert Smithson and his Utah masterpiece, Spiral Jetty (1970), with art historian Hikmet Loe on Wednesday, October 4, 7 pm, at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA).
The event begins with a brief talk and reading by Loe from her new book, The Spiral Jetty Encyclo: Exploring Robert Smithson’s Earthwork Through Time and Place (University of Utah Press, 2017), followed by a screening of Smithson’s short film Spiral Jetty. A Q&A, book signing, and light refreshments follow.
The event is part of the UMFA’s ARTLandish: Land Art, Landscape, and Environment series and the Utah Humanities Book Festival. It is free and open to the public.
 
2017–18 NOVA Gallery Series 
The Fry Street Quartet 
Haydn and Bartók String Quartets, Part III
Sunday, October 8 | 3 pm | $25
The NOVA Gallery Series, a twice-yearly program of thoughtful and innovative chamber music performed by the state’s finest resident musicians, returns to the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) this fall.
The October 8 concert features two of Haydn’s masterpieces in the string quartet genre, the stirring opus 76 No. 2 Quartet in D Minor, as well as opus 76 No. 4 in B-flat Major, nicknamed “Sunrise” for the beautiful rising melody heard in the opening bars of the piece. Also heard on this program is Bartók’s First String Quartet. A dazzling work of energetic rhythms and heart-wrenching melodies, Bartók’s first essay in the string quartet genre is an unqualified masterpiece.
Receive $5 off a ticket here by entering UMFA17 at checkout. 
 
 
 
Art + Wellness 
Chamber Music Series
Wednesday, October 18 | 7 pm | Free
Explore the intersection of music and visual art as the Michie Undergraduate Vocal Quartet from the University of Utah Department of Music performs, featuring Dana Wirth, soprano; Shae Bunker, mezzo-soprano; Keanu Aiono-Netzler, tenor; and Alexander Norton III, baritone. You are invited to explore the galleries while you listen to the program and discover parallel expressions in the music and the art. 
 
 
Third Saturday Family Art Making 
Mask Making
Saturday, October 21 | 1-4 pm | Free
UMFA Education Classroom
Our annual mask-making activity is a perennial favorite. Decorate your own mask inspired by masks from Africa and the Pacific in the UMFA permanent collection.
 
 
 
Creativity in Focus Film Series
Art Bastard
Wednesday, October 25 | 7 pm | Free
UMFA Dumke Auditorium
This funny, touching film follows an aspiring artist through decades of his pursuit of creative expression.
 
 
Yoga in the Great Hall
Thursdays, October 5, 19, and 26 | 1:30 - 2:30 pm | Free
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. All levels are welcome and a limited number of mats are available. All levels are welcome and a limited number of mats are available. 
 
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