September Events @ UMFA (SLC: Sep 13-28)

SEPTEMBER 2016 EVENTS

 

The UMFA Marcia and John Price Museum Building is temporarily closed for remodeling, but many Museum family, adult, and school programs continue at other locations on the University campus, at Salt Lake City Public library branches, and in classrooms statewide. The Museum galleries will reopen in 2017. For more information, please visit umfa.utah.edu.

 

Contact:

—Mindy Wilson, 801.581.7328
 mindy.wilson@umfa.utah.edu

 

SEPTEMBER 2016 EVENTS

 

*The UMFA Marcia and John Price Museum Building is temporarily closed for remodeling, but many Museum family, adult, and school programs continue at other locations on the University campus, at Salt Lake City Public library branches, and in classrooms statewide. The Museum galleries will reopen in 2017. For more information, please visit umfa.utah.edu.

 

ARTLandish | Expanding Horizons with Land Arts 
Chris Taylor, Land Arts of the American West

Tuesday, September 13 | 7 pm | FREE

J. Willard Marriott Library, Gould Auditorium 
Director Chris Taylor presents an inside look at Texas Tech University’s semester-long transdisciplinary field experience, which expands the definition of Land art through direct engagement with the full range of human interventions in the landscape.

 

ARTLandish: Land Art, Landscape, and the Environment is sponsored by the S. J. and Jessie E. Quinney Foundation and presented in partnership with the University of Utah’s College of Fine Arts and J. Willard Marriott Library, and the Salt Lake City Public Library.


ACME | Got Vision? How Can Art and Imagination Strengthen Community?

Wednesday, September 14 | 7 pm* | FREE

Salt Lake City Public Library, Glendale Branch
*Refreshments served at 6:30 pm

This session focuses on utilizing the arts to transform individuals and their community. Join us and share your ideas about bringing more free arts programming and opportunities to our neighborhoods. With Beth Krensky, Sandy Brunvand, and Rosi Hayes, University of Utah art educators and practicing artists.


Relicensure points are not available to educators. For UMFA teacher workshops that offer credit, please visit www.umfa.utah.edu/teacherworkshops

 

ACME (Art. Community. Museum. Engagement.) 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 Salt Lake City Public Library. UMFA ACME Sessions have received funding from Utah Humanities.

 

UMFA Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Thursday, September 15 | 11 am–2 pm, 3:30–5 pm | FREE
J. Willard Marriott Library, Computer Lab Room 1735

Join the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) for a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon! Help us create and expand Wikipedia pages for artists and artworks in the UMFA’s collection. Learn about the objects in your university art museum and the history of art in Utah—and help show the world that, when it comes to great art, this is the place.

 

You don’t need to be an expert to join the fun. We’ll provide resources and training, from creating an account to citing sources to navigating Wikipedia culture. We’ll also provide pizza and snacks. Desktop computers will be available, but feel free to bring your laptop.

**If there are services we can provide that will make it easier for you to participate, please contact iris.moulton@umfa.utah.edu

 

Hosted by the UMFA Students’ Museum Advisory Council (SMAC) and the Katherine W. Dumke Fine Arts & Architecture Library.

 

Third Saturday for Families | Origami
Saturday, September 17 | 1
4 pm | FREE

Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts & Education Complex

Art Works for Kids Auditorium
Many Asian cultures celebrate the Moon Festival during the autumnal equinox, a time when the moon is at its biggest and brightest. Celebrate this 3,000-year tradition with your family and make origami inspired by Japanese art from the education collection.

 

Fall Film Series: Creativity in Focus

Wednesday, September 28 | 7 pm | FREE

Katherine W. and Ezekiel Jr. Dumke Jr. Auditorium, UMFA

Co-presented with the Utah Film Center. Film TBD.

 

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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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