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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

December Events @ UMFA (SLC)

Media contact:
Shelbey Lang, 801-585-1306

Utah Museum of Fine Arts
December 2011


Highlights of the Collection Tour
First Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm and all Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 pmFREE with general museum admission
Experience the UMFA galleries through a thirty-minute tour with a docent. No pre-registration necessary.

Day With(out) Art
Thursday, December 1 • All Day • General Admission
On December 1, the UMFA will participate in the annual observance of World AIDS Day by covering a selected work of art from the permanent collection.
Art of Contemporary Craft Holiday Market
Wednesday, December 7 • 4-7:30 pm • FREE
It’s a free and fun-filled shopping day at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts. Stock up on handcrafted gifts from select local consignment artists, enjoy complimentary gift wrapping, and wander the galleries during this festive event. The UMFA opens its doors for free on the first Wednesday of every month thanks to the Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts, and Parks fund.

Third Saturday for Families: Pinwheels
Saturday, December 17 • 1-4 pm • FREE
After visiting the Color exhibition, families can make their own colorful pinwheels by experimenting with vibrant oil pastels and paper. Third Saturdays are free to the public and are funded in part by the Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts, and Parks fund.

On view through January 8, 2012 
Containing a diverse range of artworks from around the world, Color explores the relationship of color to artists and audiences. This exhibition utilizes over twenty pieces from the UMFA's permanent collection, using color as a connector across cultures and time. While visiting the exhibition, be sure to use the hands-on collage wall to create your own color compositions. This exhibition is funded as part of the UMFA's Art in a Box program and is presented in conjunction with the debut of the new statewide box, Art in a Box: Color.
LeConte Stewart: Depression-Era Art
On view through January 15, 2012
In a groundbreaking collaboration, the Utah Museum of Fine Arts and Church History Museum have partnered to present joint exhibitions of over 200 paintings and works on paper by famed Utah artist LeConte Stewart (1891-1990). The UMFA’s exhibition, LeConte Stewart: Depression Era Art, explores themes of isolation and loss during the Great Depression. The Church History Museum’s exhibition, LeConte Stewart: The Soul of Rural Utah, reveals the beauty of Utah’s early rural landscapes. For more information about the exhibitions and related programs, please visit www.umfa.utah.edu. The UMFA’s exhibition is generously sponsored by the S.J. and Jessie E. Quinney Foundation and the Ray, Quinney & Nebeker Foundation.

David Burnett – Too Close
On view through January 29, 2012
Recently named one of the “100 Most Important People in Photography” by American Photo magazine, renowned photojournalist David Burnett has spent over four decades covering pivotal historic events–including the Vietnam War, Hurricane Katrina, and the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games–and capturing intimate images of public figures from Bob Marley to Barack Obama. Experience more than 60 of his iconic photographs in David Burnett – Too Close, an exhibition presented by The Joseph and Evelyn Rosenblatt Charitable Fund.

salt 4: Xaviera Simmons
On view through February 26, 2012
salt 4:  Xaviera Simmons is the fourth in the Museum's series of exhibitions featuring innovative art from around the world. Through photography, installation, and performance, New York-based artist Xaviera Simmons constructs multivalent narratives of collective and personal histories.  Her work often references traditions of American landscape painting, exploring depictions of the individual in nature.  salt 4: Xaviera Simmons features a series of photographs, as well as a sculptural installation made of hand-lettered, locally found wooden scraps affixed directly to the gallery wall.  This tangled matrix of text gleaned from notes, news articles, folklore, and literature forms its own kind of lyrical landscape, one imbued with historical and personal memory.

Res Mortis: Matters of Death
Now on View
Experience the UMFA’s ancient Egyptian, Greek, and Roman collection in its new home on the second floor. The Egyptian gallery features the 26th dynasty anthropoid coffin of Padiusir (a visitor favorite), along with other intriguing objects that explore the economic sacrifices of preparing for the afterlife. The revitalized Greek and Roman gallery highlights the UMFA's recently conserved Apulian funerary amphora and the marble sarcophagus of a young Roman nobleman.
**Exhibition dates are subject to change.


Utah Museum of Fine Arts
University of Utah 
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
Visit our website: umfa.utah.edu 
**The UMFA will be closed on the following days for the holidays:
Sunday and Monday, December 25 and 26
Sunday and Monday, January 1 and 2

General Admission
UMFA Members FREE 
Adults $7
Youth (ages 6-18) $5
Seniors & Students $5
Children under 6 FREE
U students, staff & faculty FREE
Active duty military personnel FREE
Thanks to the Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts, and Parks fund, the UMFA opens its doors for FREE on the first Wednesday and third Saturday of the month.

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