UMFA Events | October 2017

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OCTOBER 2017 EVENTS & NEWS
Hikmet Loe and Spiral Jetty | Author Talk and Film Screening
Wednesday, October 4 | 7 pm | FREE
Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke Jr. Auditorium
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.
Spiral Jetty, located on the northern shore of Great Salt Lake, is the most famous large-scale artwork of the 1960s and 1970s. Its exceptional art historical importance and its unique beauty have drawn visitors and media attention from throughout Utah and around the world.
The Spiral Jetty Encyclo draws on Smithson’s writings for encyclopedic entries that explore the context of the earthwork and Smithson’s many points of reference in creating it. Visitors and armchair travelers alike will discover how much significance Smithson placed on regional considerations, his immersion in natural history, his passion for travel, and his ability to use diverse mediums to create a cohesive and lasting work of art. Containing some 220 images, The Spiral Jetty Encyclo lets readers explore the construction, connections, and significance of Smithson's 1,500-foot-long curl into Great Salt Lake, created, in Smithson's words, of “mud, salt crystals, rocks, water.”

Hikmet Sidney Loe teaches art history at Westminster College. Her work examines the changeable nature of the earth and addresses our perceptual and cultural constructs of the land. She frequently lectures and publishes on topics related to Utah’s earthworks. 
For more information about Spiral Jetty and Land art, please visit umfa.utah.edu/land-art. For more information about The Spiral Jetty Encyclo, please visit uofupress.lib.utah.edu/the-spiral-jetty-encyclo/. For book festival information, please visit utahhumanities.org.
Art + Wellness | Yoga in the Great Hall
Thursday, October 5 | 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. All levels are welcome and a limited number of mats are available. 
Classes are led by Jendar Marie Morales, a Yoga Alliance registered master teacher who focuses on hatha, vinyasa, and restorative styles of yoga. She helps run the University of Utah Yoga Teacher Training and teaches yoga across Salt Lake City. Morales has an MA in museum studies from New York University and is the director and curator of Mestizo Gallery.
Sponsored by University of Utah PEAK Health and Fitness.
Family Art Activity | Plein Air Watercolor Painting
Saturday, October 14 | 1–4 pm | FREE
Silver Reef Museum
1903 Wells Fargo Road, Leeds, Utah
The UMFA is teaming up with Utah Humanities and the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum on Main Street to teach about The Way We Worked, the new traveling exhibition in Utah. UMFA educators will host a free family day at Silver Reef Museum to teach about the work of plein air artists—artists who paint landscapes outside rather than in their studios. (En plein air means "in the open air" in French.) Watch plein air artists at work and then try your own hand at watercolor painting getting inspiration from the landscape outside.
Art + Wellness | Mindfulness at the UMFA
Tuesday, October 17 | 3 pm | FREE
UMFA galleries
Join instructor Gloria Pak and explore the reimagined galleries of the UMFA as we seek to find stillness within ourselves. Practice slow and mindful looking at artwork as well as traditional, guided meditation. This free meditation practice is perfect for beginners—everyone is welcome.
Art + Wellness | Chamber Music Series
Wednesday, October 18 | 7 pm | FREE
UMFA Galleries
Explore the intersection of music and visual art as University of Utah Department of Music graduate students perform. You are invited to explore the galleries while you listen to the program and discover parallel expressions in the music and the art. 
Art + Wellness | Yoga in the Great Hall
Thursday, October 19 | 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. All levels are welcome and a limited number of mats are available. 
Classes are led by Jendar Marie Morales, a Yoga Alliance registered master teacher who focuses on hatha, vinyasa, and restorative styles of yoga. She helps run the University of Utah Yoga Teacher Training and teaches yoga across Salt Lake City. Morales has an MA in museum studies from New York University and is the director and curator of Mestizo Gallery.
Sponsored by University of Utah PEAK Health and Fitness.
Third Saturday for Families | Mask Making
Saturday, October 21 | 1–4 pm | FREE
Emma Eccles Jones Education Center 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.
Art + Wellness | Mindfulness at the UMFA
Tuesday, October 24 | 3 pm | FREE
UMFA galleries
Join instructor Gloria Pak and explore the reimagined galleries of the UMFA as we seek to find stillness within ourselves. Practice slow and mindful looking at artwork as well as traditional, guided meditation. This free meditation practice is perfect for beginners—everyone is welcome.
Creativity in Focus Film Series | Art Bastard
Wednesday, October 25 | 7 pm | FREE
Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke Jr. Auditorium
Directed by Victor Kanefsky
82 min. | 2016 | Not rated
Presented in partnership with Utah Film Center.
Art + Wellness | Yoga in the Great Hall
Thursday, October 26 | 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. All levels are welcome and a limited number of mats are available. 
Classes are led by Jendar Marie Morales, a Yoga Alliance registered master teacher who focuses on hatha, vinyasa, and restorative styles of yoga. She helps run the University of Utah Yoga Teacher Training and teaches yoga across Salt Lake City. Morales has an MA in museum studies from New York University and is the director and curator of Mestizo Gallery.
Sponsored by University of Utah PEAK Health and Fitness.
Art + Wellness | Mindfulness at the UMFA
Tuesday, October 31 | 3 pm | FREE
UMFA galleries
Join instructor Gloria Pak and explore the reimagined galleries of the UMFA as we seek to find stillness within ourselves. Practice slow and mindful looking at artwork as well as traditional, guided meditation. This free meditation practice is perfect for beginners—everyone is welcome.
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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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