UMFA October Events


OCTOBER 2016 EVENTS

 

*This fall, films and artist talks return to the UMFA’s Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke Jr. Auditorium, while the rest of the Marcia and John Price Museum Building remains temporarily closed for remodeling.

The Museum Cafe is expected to reopen mid-October.

 

Monthly Third Saturdays for Families programs will continue at the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts & Education Complex, Art Works for Kids Auditorium, located just steps away from the UMFA on the University of Utah campus.

 

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ARTLandish | Spiral Jetty Community Meet-up

Saturday, October 1 | 1–4 pm | FREE

Meet at the site


Join the UMFA for a fun day of art and science at Spiral Jetty, the internationally renowned work of Land art located on Rozel Point in Great Salt Lake. It’s a unique opportunity for Utahns of all ages to experience Spiral Jetty with fellow art lovers—whether this is your first visit or your fiftieth.

 

Kelly Kivland, associate curator at Dia Art Foundation—the New York-based institution that owns and stewardsSpiral Jetty—and Whitney Tassie, UMFA curator of modern and contemporary art, will give short talks about the art historical significance of the work.

 

Educators from UMFA and the Great Salt Lake Institute at Westminster College will help visitors explore the art and science of the artwork and the lake with hands-on art-making activities and demonstrations. Graduate students from the University of Utah School of Music will perform chamber music for voice and guitar.

 

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.

 

http://umfa.utah.edu/artlandish

 

 

ARTLandish | Guillermo Galindo: Sonic Border
Thursday, October 6 | 7 pm | FREE
Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke Jr. Auditorium, UMFA 

Experimental composer Guillermo Galindo will give a live musical performance based on a collaborative project that involves fabricating musical instruments and graphic musical scores from items recovered at the U.S.-Mexico border. 

Galindo will perform at 7 pm and then discuss his work, followed by a Q&A with the audience. After the presentation he will sign copies of Border Cantos, his collaborative book project with photographer Richard Misrach. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. 

 

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.

 

http://umfa.utah.edu/artlandish

 

 

Third Saturday for Families | Dia de los Muertos Masks

Saturday, October 15 | 1–4 pm | FREE
Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts & Education Complex, Art Works for Kids Auditorium, University of Utah


Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a Mexican holiday honoring family and friends who have died. Mexican Day of the Dead sculpture will inspire your own paper skull mask creation.

 

Third Saturdays are FREE family activity days offered each third Saturday of the month. Instruction and activities are available from 1–4 pm and are first come, first served.

 

Third Saturdays for Families are funded in part by the Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts & Parks (ZAP) program. The October event is sponsored in part by Wells Fargo.

 

http://umfa.utah.edu/thirdsaturdays

 

 

Fall Film Series: Creativity in Focus

Wednesday, October 26 | 7 pm | FREE

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

 

The Silence of Mark Rothko (2016). Co-presented with the Utah Film Center.

 

http://umfa.utah.edu/films

 

 

ARTLandish | Trevor Paglen: Making the Invisible Visible
Thursday, October 27 | 7 pm | FREE
Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke Jr. Auditorium

Artist Trevor Paglen’s work is often described as experimental geography and calls attention to concealed and often alarming aspects of our present time.

 

Using the latest technologies, Paglen uncovers top-secret infrastructures that define our present. Through photographs, videos, sculptures, books, and interdisciplinary projects, his work informs our perception of the historical moment we live in and fuels our imagination to envision alternative futures.

 

This work is especially relevant in Utah, where our remote lands hold many secrets, from the NSA Data Center to chemical weapon testing grounds, to nuclear waste storage facilities, to simulated missions to Mars. In 2008 the UMFA acquired four photographs from Paglen’s Limit Telephotography series. Through use of a high-powered telescope Paglen revealed classified military industrial complex sites hidden from civilian eyes by miles of restricted land in the deserts of the western United States. 

This event is sponsored by XMission, the University of Utah Tanner Humanities Center, Communications Institute, Department of Communication, Department of English, and Department of Art & Art History. With additional funding from Utah Humanities. Special thanks to event partner Matt Potolsky, University of Utah professor of English.

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

 

http://umfa.utah.edu/artlandish

 

 

LOOKING AHEAD:

 

Holiday Market

Saturday, December 3 | 11 am–5 pm | FREE

UMFA

Find the perfect gift for your family and friends at the UMFA Holiday Market. Shop for jewelry, textiles, art abstracts, Ukrainian eggs, cacao chocolate, pottery, ceramics, Utah landscapes, or fused glass—all created by local artists.

 

Enjoy FREE admission to the market, FREE parking, and FREE gift-wrapping.

 

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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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