Discover Now West! This Month @ THE UMFA

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Thayer Tolles and Procter statue
Left: Thayer Tolles, Marica F. Vilcek Curator of American Painting and Sculpture at the Metropolitian Museum of Art. Right: Alexander Phimister Proctor (American, 1860–1950),Indian Warrior, 1896–1899, bronze, 38.625 x 30.5 x 10.5 inches, Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Cody, Wyoming, USA, gift of A. Phimister Proctor Museum with special thanks to Sandy and Sally Church, 4.08.2
Now West! | Thayer Tolles: The American West in Bronze, 1850–1925
Thursday, December 7 | 7 pm | FREE
Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke Jr. Auditorium
Explore the aesthetic and cultural forces behind the creation of enduringly popular bronze statuettes with American western subjects including Native Americans, wildlife, cowboys, and settlers. 
Thayer Tolles is Marica F. Vilcek Curator of American Painting and Sculpture at the Met. Most recently she curated Frederic Remington at The Met, on view through January 2, 2018.
Now West! programs encourage critical dialogue around Go West! Art of the American Frontier from the Buffalo Bill Center if the West. This program is supported by funds from the BYU Charles Redd Center for Western Studies.
Entry to Go West! will be free from 5:00 to 7:00 ahead of Tolles' presentation. 
Art + Wellness 
Mindfulness at the UMFA

Tuesday, December 5
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
Tania Libre

Wednesday, December 13 | 7 pm | FREE 
Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke Jr. Auditorium
Directed by Lynn Hershman Leeson
69 min. | 2017
Website/trailer: https://www.tanialibre.com/ 
Renowned Cuban artist Tania Bruguera bravely allows the world to witness her therapy sessions in a powerful film, Tania Libre. After experiencing a traumatic imprisonment in Havana for advocating for freedom of expression, Bruguera sought out Dr. Frank M. Ochberg, the founding father of trauma therapy. Their conversations raise crucial questions regarding the state of politics, surveillance, and repression in Cuba and the consequences of these practices.  
Presented in partnership with Utah Film Center.
Thomas Moran (American, born in England, 1837–1926), Great Blue Spring of the Lower Geyser Basin, Firehole River, Yellowstone, 1872, watercolor on paper, 18.75 x 26 inches (frame), Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Cody, Wyoming, USA, purchased with funds from the William E. Weiss Fund, Mrs. J. Maxwell Moran, Wiley Buchanan III, Nancy-Carroll Draper, Nancy and Nick Petry, Steve and Sue Ellen Klein, William C. Foxley, John F. Eulich, Mary Lou Willis McDonald IV, and D. Harold Byrd, Jr., 24.91
Thomas Moran (American, born in England, 1837–1926), Great Blue Spring of the Lower Geyser Basin, Firehole River, Yellowstone, 1872, watercolor on paper, 18.75 x 26 inches (frame), Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Cody, Wyoming, USA, purchased with funds from the William E. Weiss Fund, Mrs. J. Maxwell Moran, Wiley Buchanan III, Nancy-Carroll Draper, Nancy and Nick Petry, Steve and Sue Ellen Klein, William C. Foxley, John F. Eulich, Mary Lou Willis McDonald IV, and D. Harold Byrd, Jr., 24.91
Third Saturday for Families | Waterscapes 
Saturday, December 16
1–4 pm | FREE
Emma Eccles Jones Education Center Classroom
Water is vital for survival, especially in the American West. Explore the landscapes featuring water in Go West! Art of the American Frontier from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West and create your own waterscape using watercolor pencils. Free admission includes all Museum galleries and the Go West! exhibition. 
Go West! Art of the American Frontier from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West examines the development and disruption of the American West through more than eighty artworks from one of the nation’s outstanding collections.
N. C. Wyeth (American, 1882–1945), Bucking, 1904–1905, oil on canvas, 46.125 x 34 inches (frame), Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Cody, Wyoming, USA, gift of John M. Schiff, 2.77
 
Holiday Hours: 
Closed Monday, December 25
Closed Monday, January 1
The Museum Cafe and The Museum Store will also be closed December 26–29.
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