UMFA Events & Exhibitions | December 2017 (SLC)

Utah Museum of Fine Arts  
Contact: Emma Ryder | 801.581.9880 | [email protected] umfa.utah.edu
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The Museum Store | Annual Holiday Market
Saturday, December 2 | 10 am–5 pm | FREE admission to permanent galleries for public
The Museum Store and G. W. Anderson Family Great Hall
Shop locally made and one-of-a-kind gifts at The Museum Store’s popular Holiday Market, an annual event featuring new items from eighteen local artists, live music, free gift wrapping—and free admission to the Museum’s permanent galleries. Items include jewelry, pottery, ceramics, fiber and textile arts, books, handmade soaps, notecards, paintings and prints, fused glass, beadwork, artisanal edibles, and holiday décor.
UMFA members will also get a sneak peek at the stunning new temporary exhibition Go West! Art of the American Frontier from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Not a member? Join today. Museum memberships make great gifts too!
Campus parking is free on weekends.
Public Opening
Go West! Art of the American Frontier
from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Sunday, December 3
George Catlin (American, 1796–1872), Buffaloes (Bulls and Cows) Grazing in the Prairie, ca. 1855–1870, oil on paperboard, 23 x 28.125 inches (frame), Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Cody, Wyoming, USA, gift of Paul Mellon, 27.86
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.
Now West! | Thayer Tolles: The American West in Bronze, 1850–1925
Thursday, December 7 | 7 pm | FREE
UMFA 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.  Now West! programs encourage critical dialogue around Go West! Art of the American Frontier.
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.
This program is supported by funds from the BYU Charles Redd Center for Western Studies.
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. 
Current Exhibitions
Go West! Art of the American Frontier
from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West
December 3, 2017–March 11, 2018 | FREE for members
World-renowned artist Spencer Finch created the site-specific installation Great Salt Lake and Vicinity in response to the UMFA Marcia and John Price Museum Building, the Utah landscape, and the Salt Lake City community. Finch works with light, landscape, and history to consider the power and limits of memory and perception. The artist is perhaps best known for his work Trying to Remember the Color of the Sky on that September Morning (2014), the only artwork created for the 9/11 Memorial and Museum in New York.
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
Katie Paterson, Totality, salt 13
salt 13: Katie Paterson
October 27, 2017–May 20, 2018
Scottish artist Katie Paterson expands our sense of reality beyond the purely visible. Her artworks explore space and time, often using technology to bring together the commonplace and the cosmic. Her work has been concerned with notions of micro and macro, collapsing distances, time-cycles and timescales, and relations between geological time and human time.
ACME Lab
Las Hermanas Iglesias: HERE, HERE
August 26, 2017–January 28, 2018
Join Las Hermanas Iglesias and the ACME Lab team to experience and collaborate on HERE, HERE—an interactive installation in which community members host actions, and participants contribute to a work in progress. At the core of the project is an invitation for creative experimentation. Each element of the sisters' ever-changing exhibition is designed to be activated, handled, moved, altered, worn, and played. Make your own rules at the UMFA to re-imagine, re-create, and re-invent.
August 26, 2017–TBD
World-renowned artist Spencer Finch created the site-specific installation Great Salt Lake and Vicinity in response to the UMFA Marcia and John Price Museum Building, the Utah landscape, and the Salt Lake City community. Finch works with light, landscape, and history to consider the power and limits of memory and perception. The artist is perhaps best known for his work Trying to Remember the Color of the Sky on that September Morning (2014), the only artwork created for the 9/11 Memorial and Museum in New York.
 
 
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