FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
--Shelbey Peterson, 801.585.1306, firstname.lastname@example.org
--Donna Poulton, 801.585.6815, Donna.Poulton@umfa.utah.edu
“Painting Utah’s Mount Olympus”
FREE Public Lecture by UMFA Associate Curator Donna Poulton
While not the tallest mountain in the Wasatch Range, Mount Olympus stands today as a familiar and inspiring natural wonder unique to Utah. In this free public lecture by associate curator Donna Poulton, attendees will gain insight into the majesty of Mount Olympus, and explore work by premier local artists who sought to recreate the natural wonder on canvas.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at 6:30 pm
UTAH MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS
Marcia and John Price Museum Building
Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke, Jr. Auditorium
University of Utah
410 Campus Center Drive
SLC, UT 84112
Donna L. Poulton is the associate curator of Utah and western art at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, located on the University of Utah campus. She studied at the Boston University extension in Germany and received her PhD from Brigham Young University. She has juried and organized numerous exhibitions, including the Olympic Exhibition of Utah Art, The Continuing Allure: Painters of Utah’s Red Rock, and Painting Utah’s Mount Olympus. Poulton has written numerous articles on Utah and western art, is co-author of Painters of Utah's Canyons and Deserts; Utah Art, Utah Artists; and Reuben Kirkham, A Pioneer Artist, and is currently authoring Painters of Utah's Mountains and High Plateaus. She taught Utah art history at the University of Utah and has served on the boards of several arts organizations. Poulton has also filmed extensive interviews with numerous Utah artists, produced commercial videos on Utah art, and consulted with private art collectors and galleries.
Organized by Donna Poulton, Painting Utah’s Mount Olympus comprises large-scale landscapes from esteemed local collections. The featured paintings span roughly 150 years and were created by such artists as Lee Greene Richards, Gilbert Munger, Edwin Deaken, and David Meikle. The exhibition will be on view in the UMFA’s G.W. Anderson Family Great Hall through November 14, 2010.
For more information, please visit www.umfa.utah.edu or call 801-585-6815.
Louise Richards Farnsworth (1878-1969), Bluff Shadows, 1910, oil on canvas, gift of Mrs. Robert B. Mee, collection of the Utah Museum of Fine Arts.
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 engage visitors in discovering meaningful connections with the artistic expressions of the world’s cultures. General admission is $7 adults, $5 youth and seniors, FREE for U of U students/staff/faculty, UMFA members, higher education students in Utah, and children under six years old. Free admission offered the first Wednesday and third Saturday of each month. Museum hours are Tuesday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Wednesdays 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Weekends, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed Mondays and holidays. For more information call (801) 581-7332 or visit www.umfa.utah.edu.