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Friday, February 24, 2012

March 2012 Exhibitions and Events @ Utah Museum of Fine Arts

Media contact:
Shelbey Lang, 801-585-1306
Utah Museum of Fine Arts
March 2012 Exhibitions and Events


salt 5: Daniel Everett
March 30 –July 29, 2012
salt 5: Daniel Everett is the fifth in the Museum’s series of exhibitions featuring innovative art from around the world.  In his work, Daniel Everett explores the pursuit of meaning through various media including photography, video, performance, and installation. Much of his art focuses on liminal spaces, points of transition, and personal meaning found in public areas.  In his installation, Everett contemplates the changing role of now-obsolete technologies by repurposing them and putting them to use in fresh and inventive ways.


Highlights of the Collection Tour
6:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month and 1:30 p.m. on all Saturdays and SundaysFREE with general museum admission
Experience the UMFA galleries through a thirty-minute tour with a docent. No pre-registration necessary.

Evening for Educators: Printmaking through the Ages 
5:30-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7 FREE 
This teacher workshop will show educators from all disciplines and grade levels how to incorporate printmaking in the classroom. Teaching packets with images, artist biographies and lesson plans are available for a $5 donation. State in-service credit available. Funded in part by the StateWide Art Partnership. 

At Work Film Series: Nine to Five
2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 10 Rated PG • FREE 
Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton star in the 1980 comedy, Nine to Five. Mistaken identity and miscommunication are at the center of the film as three women colleagues fantasize about taking revenge on their boss. Presented in conjunction with the At Work: Prints from the Great Depression exhibition.

Third Saturday for Families: Self-Portrait Canvases 
1:00-4:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 17 • FREE
What ideas do you have about work? Wander through the At Work: Prints from the Great Depression exhibition for inspiration and then express your new ideas with paint and canvas. Third Saturday is funded in part by the Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts and Parks fund.
The Faculty Show Gallery Talk 
6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21 • FREE with general admission 
Meet talented University of Utah faculty artists and learn about their work during this gallery talk held in conjunction with The Faculty Show exhibition.

Visiting Artist Talk: A Conversation with Daniel Everett 
7:00 p.m. on Friday, March 30 • FREE 
Join us for a conversation with salt 5 artist Daniel Everett and Jill Dawsey, Associate Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. 

At Work Film Series: Soy Mi Madre
2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 31 FREE 
Released in 2009, Soy Mi Madre examines issues surrounding immigrant populations who live and work in Colorado's Roaring Fork Valley. Inspired by Jean Genet's 1974 film The Maids, Soy Mi Madre explores the power dynamics that exist between people of disparate socioeconomic groups. Not rated. Presented in conjunction with the At Work: Prints from the Great Depression exhibition.

At Work: Prints from the Great Depression
On view May 6, 2012 
What is the place of labor in our lives? Organized in collaboration with Dr. Matthew Basso, Assistant Professor of History and Gender Studies and Director of the American West Center at the University of Utah, this exhibition features Depression-era prints focusing on men and women and work. At Work explores the role of working artists during one of America’s most trying eras, and tells the compelling story of life and labor during the Great Depression with prints by Thomas Hart Benton, Grant Wood, Herschel Levit, Riva Helfond and dozens of other artists. The exhibition features selections from the collection of Mrs. Marcia Price and Ambassador John Price. At Work will be accompanied by a film series and art-making activities for families. 

The Faculty Show: Recent Work by The University of Utah Art Faculty
On view through May 6, 2012
The UMFA is pleased to present an exhibition of artwork by the University of Utah Department of Art faculty. New works by tenured, tenure-track, and adjunct faculty artists will be on view in the Museum's Great Hall and first-floor galleries. The exhibition reflects current trends in contemporary art, as well as traditional practices in a variety of media, including: ceramics, painting and drawing, sculpture, photography and digital imaging, printmaking, installation, and new media. Visitors to The Faculty Show are encouraged to attend a series of three gallery talks by featured artists.

Georges Rouault: Circus of the Shooting Star
On view through May 13, 2012
Artist Georges Rouault was fascinated by the circus, a world where superficial brightness was underscored by overwhelming sadness. The images in his portfolio of etchings, Cirque de l'Etoile Filante (Circus of the Shooting Star), demonstrate Rouault's attempt to strip away the spangles of the clown's costume and reveal the "reflection of paradise lost." On loan to the UMFA from the Syracuse University Art Galleries, this exhibition comprises color etchings that introduce the portfolio and wood engravings illustrating Rouault's text. The Circus of the Shooting Star exhibition will be accompanied by a fun-filled family guide, in-gallery puppet theater, a film series and special art-making events for kids and parents.

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 aspects 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 

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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