UMFA NOVEMBER 2017 EVENTS & NEWS

OVEMBER 2017 EVENTS & NEWS

 

 

Art + Wellness | Writing in the Galleries
Wednesday, November 1 | 3–4 pm | FREE
G. W. Anderson Family Great Hall
Join The Canticle—the University of Utah Department of English undergraduate literary journal—and "sketch" with your words in the UMFA galleries. Gather in the G. W. Anderson Family Great Hall for a brief introduction and distribution of writing prompts. Then explore the galleries for insight and inspiration. 

 

Art + Wellness | Yoga in the Great Hall
Thursday, November 2 | 1:30–2:30 pm | FREE
G. W. Anderson Family Great Hall
Experience the art of yoga. Join us in the 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.

 

KUED Reading Marathon Kick-off Party
Saturday, November 4 | 1 pm | FREE

Salt Lake City Public Library, Main Library

Join UMFA at the KUED Reading Marathon Kick-off Party at Salt Lake City Library downtown. Learn about the science of the blue sky and then make your own skyscapes.

 

 

UMFA Art Lovers 13th Contemporary Art Acquisition Celebration

Saturday, November 4 | 6 pm

21 years and older | Festive attire encouraged | $75

 

Purchase your tickets now!

 

Join the UMFA Art Lovers for a lively celebration of contemporary art. Each year, UMFA Art Lovers consider three works of contemporary art and vote on which one will join the UMFA’s permanent collection. While voting is open only to Art Lovers, the party open to all. We would love you to be a part of it. Enjoy delicious food, live music, a variety of beverages, and of course, great art.

 

 

Art + Wellness | Mindfulness at the UMFA
Tuesday, November 7 | 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.

 

ACME Session | The Art of Mindful Living

Wednesday, November 8 | 6:30 pm* | FREE

Salt Lake City Public Library, Glendale Branch

*Arrive early for refreshments.

In our fast-paced society filled with cell phones, screens, and endless distractions, it can be difficult to find a moment to think, let alone connect with another person.


Through guided meditation, art-based exercise, and group dialogue, this ACME meditation session will teach you how to slow down, be present, and observe the world around you. A growing body of neuroscientific research confirms that contemplative practices such as meditation and traditional yoga have measurably positive effects on memory, attention, and empathy, while lowering levels of stress and anxiety. This ACME session offers our community the tools you need to step back from your hectic lives and be present in the here and now. Wear your comfiest clothes and find out how meditation can help you.

 

ACME (Art. Community. Museum. Education.) 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 The City Library and with funding from Utah Humanities (UH). UH improves communities through active engagement in the humanities.

 

Art + Wellness | Yoga in the Great Hall
Thursday, November 9 | 1:30–2:30 pm | FREE
G. W. Anderson Family Great Hall
Experience the art of yoga. Join us in the 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, November 14 | 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.

 

Evening for Educators | Art in the Elements: From the Trail to the Museum
Wednesday, November 15 | 5:30 pm | FREE
Explore the new UMFA while learning how to integrate nature and art into any subject you teach. You will work with UMFA educators and pre-service art teachers from the University of Utah Department of Art and Art History to explore how the elements of nature and the fundamentals of visual art—both part of Utah Core Standards—can combine to energize any classroom experience.

 

Lesson plans and resources are preloaded onto USB drives. If you have a UMFA USB drive from a previous workshop, please bring it to upload new lesson plans and resources.

 

In-service credit available.

 

Visit umfa.utah.edu/professional-development for more information or contact [email protected].

 

Art + Wellness | Yoga in the Great Hall
Thursday, November 16 | 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 | Printmaking

Saturday, November 18 | 1–4 pm | FREE
Emma Eccles Jones Education Center Classroom

Printmaking is a centuries-old art form still practiced today. Inspiration from etchings, engravings, and woodblock prints in our European galleries will spark your imagination as you design your own set of prints. 

 

Art + Wellness | Mindfulness at the UMFA
Tuesday, November 21 | 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 | David Lynch: The Art Life

Thursday, November 22 | 7 pm | FREE

Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke Jr. Auditorium
Directed by Jon Nguyen, Rick Barnes, and Olivia Neergaard-Holm

93 min. | 2016 | Not rated
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/203349324

 

Through candid scenes and a series of stories, an artist’s life is intimately revealed in David Lynch: The Art of Life. As Lynch himself recalls memories stretching from his childhood to his early successes as a filmmaker, the audience gains a subtle understanding of the impressionable characters and experiences that shaped his work. His simple definition of the “art of life”? “You drink coffee, you smoke cigarettes, and you paint, and that’s it.”

 

Presented in partnership with Utah Film Center.

 

Museum Store Sunday
Sunday, November 26 | 10 am–5 pm

Shop the UMFA’s Museum Store for one-of-a-kind and locally made items on Museum Store Sunday, a new national promotion encouraging shoppers to visit museum stores and experience the unique offerings of non-profit retailers during the holiday season. 15% discount.

 

Art + Wellness | Mindfulness at the UMFA
Tuesday, November 28 | 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, November 29 | 7 pm | FREE
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.

 

World AIDS Day with(out) ART 2017
Thursday, November 30 | 10 am—5pm | FREE
Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke Jr. Auditorium
Visual AIDS Day With(out) Art video program, 
titled ALTERNATE ENDINGS, RADICAL BEGINNINGS


Visual AIDS has commissioned seven artists— Mykki Blanco, Cheryl Dunye, Reina Gosset, Thomas Allen Harris, Kia Labeija, Tiona McClodden and Brontez Purnell–to create short videos about seven minutes each in length about the ongoing HIV/AIDS crisis. The video program, titled ALTERNATE ENDINGS, RADICAL BEGINNINGS, is the 28th iteration of Visual AIDS’ longstanding Day With(out) Art project. Curated by Erin Christovale and Vivian Crockett, ALTERNATE ENDINGS, RADICAL BEGINNINGS looks to prioritize Black narratives within the ongoing AIDS epidemic.

Additional information, artist / curator bios, and updates on our planned 2017 Day With(out) programming can be found here:  www.visualaids.org/projects/detail/alternate-endings-radical-beginnings

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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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