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While UMFA galleries remain closed for remodeling, the Museum is hosting films and artist talks in our Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke Jr. Auditorium and Third Saturdays for Families in our education classroom. The Museum Café and Museum Store are open for business Monday through Friday.


UMFA galleries will reopen the weekend of August 26–27, 2017.


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Creativity in Focus Film Series | The Destruction of Memory
Wednesday, May 17 | 7 pm | FREE
Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke Jr. Auditorium, UMFA
Directed by Tim Slade
81 min | 2016 | Not rated

Heroic individuals have fought back, risking their lives to protect our cultural identity. In Syria and Iraq—the cradle of civilization—millennia of culture are being destroyed.

Based on the book of the same name by Robert Bevan, The Destruction of Memory reveals the decisions that allowed the issue to remain in the shadows for so many years.




Presented in partnership with Utah Film Center.

Third Saturday for Families | Drawing Machines
Saturday, May 20| 1–4 pm | FREE
UMFA Education Classroom
Chance and accident have influenced art for more than a century. Experiment with randomness by crafting a drawing machine to create your own work of art. We'll provide all the parts needed to create a self-moving machine that draws.


ARTLandish | Gustave Baumann: Artist and Artisan
Marty Krause, Indianapolis Museum of Art
Thursday, May 25 | 7 pm | FREE
Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke Jr. Auditorium
In a time of mechanization, Gustave Baumann (German-American, 1881–1971) chose the traditional and labor-intensive woodcut process for his modern compositions. Martin Krause, the leading expert on Baumann, will discuss the life and technique of this indefatigable artist.

Krause is curator of prints, drawings, and photographs at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. He organized IMA's 2015 exhibition Gustave Baumann, German Craftsman - American Artist and edited The Autobiography of Gustave Baumann. Copies of the book will be for sale in The Museum Store, and a book signing will follow the talk.

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.

Explore Spiral JettySaturday, May 27 | 2–3 pm | FREE

Antelope Island Visitor Center 

Discover Spiral Jetty, Utah’s iconic artwork located in the north arm of Great Salt Lake at Rozel Point. Join us for this family-friendly, hands-on workshop led by educators from the Utah Museum of Fine Arts. Learn about the creation and history of Spiral Jetty, create your own artwork, and explore the incredible landscape of Great Salt Lake.

We’ll provide travel tips and activity suggestions to prepare your own adventure to Spiral Jetty—a two-hour drive from Antelope Island State Park. 



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