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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

July Events @ UMFA (SLC)

Utah Museum of Fine Arts
July 2010

Join us this July for vibrant exhibitions and fantastic events!


Painting Utah’s Mount Olympus
July 8 – November 14, 2010
Mount Olympus is not the tallest mountain in the Wasatch Range, but anyone who has seen this awesome natural wonder will agree with the early pioneers who bestowed it with the Greek name for ‘the home of the gods.' For the past century-and-a-half, some of Utah's most talented artists, including Lee Greene Richards, Gilbert Munger, Edwin Deaken, Anton Rasmussen, David Meikle, and others, have attempted to do justice to this silent sentinel. Through their work, the home of the gods is immortalized in Painting Utah’s Mount Olympus.


Highlights of the Collection Tour
First Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm and all Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30pm
Let a UMFA docent take you on a 30-minute tour of the world’s art and cultures. No pre-registration necessary.

Highlights of Las Artes de México Tour
Tuesday–Sunday • 12:30pm
Let a UMFA docent take you on a tour of Las Artes de México! This free, thirty-minute tour explores the art and culture of Mexico, focusing on a few highlight objects. No registration necessary.
**Please check the website for Spanish tours and family tours.

How-to Workshop: How to Look at Art
Thursday, July 1 • 7–9pm @ Sprague Public Library
How do you look at art? Is there a right and wrong way to examine an art piece? UMFA Tour Coordinator, Annie Burbidge-Ream, will teach you all about art appreciation in this free seminar at your local public library. It’s the perfect way to prep for your visit to Las Artes de México!

Free Admission Days
Wednesday, July 7 • 10am-8pm
Saturday, July 17 • 11am-5pm
Thanks to the Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts, and Parks Fund, the UMFA is able to open its doors free to families on the first Wednesday and third Saturday of every month.

Artful Afternoon Celebration for Families
Saturday, July 17 • 1–4pm
It’s a party at the Museum and the whole family is invited. Join us for a free day of fun activities celebrating the art and culture of Mexico, including stories, performances, games, films, art-making, and more. This is not to be missed! Artful Afternoon is generously sponsored by eBay and funded in part by the Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts, and Parks Fund.

Making Art with the UMFA • FREE
Saturday, July 31 • 2–4pm @ Sprague Public Library
In this fun art-making activity at the Sprague Public Library, UMFA Curator of Education, Megan Hallett, will teach you and your kids all about Las Artes de México and then help you create a work of art to take home.


Pablo O'Higgins: Works on Paper
On view through September 19, 2010
This exhibition presents a selection of lithographs by Pablo O’Higgins, focusing on the artist’s heroic depictions of the working class in revolutionary Mexico. Although he is virtually unknown in his home state of Utah, O’Higgins is remembered and celebrated in Mexico as a true artist “of the people.” Born Paul Higgins in 1904, he attended East High School, where he took art classes from painter LeConte Stewart. The young artist was attracted to the vibrant art scene in Mexico and eventually became one of the few Anglo artists welcomed into the Mexican muralist movement.

Las Artes de México
From the Gilcrease Museum
On view through September 26, 2010
Celebrate the richness of Mexican art and culture at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts this summer. On loan from the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Las Artes de México features a broad array of artifacts such as woven fabrics, masks, and religious objects from Mesoamerica, as well as groundbreaking paintings by modernist masters like Rufino Tamayo, Jose Clemente Orozco, and Diego Rivera. All label text is available in English and Spanish.

salt 1: Adriana Lara
On view through September 26, 2010
Concurrent with Las Artes de México, the UMFA is launching an ongoing series of semiannual exhibitions entitled salt, which showcases work by emerging artists from around the world. The inaugural salt exhibition features the work of Mexico City-based artist Adriana Lara (b. 1978), whose work explores the relationship between art-making and other more commonplace forms of production. Working in a range of formats and disciplines, Lara playfully questions the boundaries that separate fine art from everyday objects.

Community: Eat, Work, Play
On view through January 9, 2011
Big canvases, bold colors, and intriguing ideas are on offer in Community: Eat, Work, Play. With the help of UMFA educators, first- and sixth-graders from Lincoln Elementary School created large-scale murals that visually represent the various aspects of the title: eat, work, and play.


Utah Museum of Fine Arts
University of Utah Campus
Marcia & John Price Museum Building
410 Campus Center Dr
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112
(801) 581-7332

Museum Hours
Tuesday – Friday: 10 am – 5 pm
Wednesday: 10 am – 8 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 11 am – 5 pm
Closed Mondays and holidays, including July 4, 5, and 24.
Visit our website: umfa.utah.edu

General Admission
Adults $7
Youth (ages 6-18) $5
Seniors & Students $5
Children under 6 FREE
U students, staff & faculty FREE
Higher education students in Utah FREE

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