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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

PRESS PREVIEW of Speed: The Art of the Performance Automobile @ Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, 31 May

Thursday, May 31 | 9-10 am | Utah Museum of Fine Arts
Call 801.585.1306 or Click HERE to RSVP
Art can move you. This exhibition will take you from 0-60 mph in under four seconds.
Racing to the UMFA this summer, Speed: The Art of the Performance Automobile will showcase 19 of the world's finest and fastest automobiles, ranging from the ultra-cool 1957 Jaguar XK-SS Roadster (once owned by Steve McQueen) to the record-holding 1938 "Mormon Meteor III" Bonneville racer.

A brief introduction and discussion of the exhibition will be provided by:
- Ken Gross, Automotive Historian, Museum Consultant, and Speed Guest Curator
- Ambassador John Price, Exhibition Lender and UMFA Benefactor
- Raymond Tymas-Jones, Associate Vice President for the Arts and Dean of the College
of Fine Arts at the University of Utah

- Gretchen Dietrich, UMFA Executive Director

Guided tours of Speed will follow.
Free parking will be available in the visitor pay lot. Please bring your ticket to the front desk for validation. For directions and a map, please click HERE.

Title Sponsor: John and Marcia Price Family Foundation | Presenting Sponsor: George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation | Lead Sponsors: Zions Bank | Stephen G. & Susan E. Denkers Family Foundation Supporting Sponsors: Larry H. Miller Group | Merit Medical | University of Utah College of Fine Arts Sponsors: Wells Fargo | Supporting Partners: Price Museum of Speed | U & the Arts Program at the University of Utah | Richter7 | Xfinity

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