a snapshot of work from the State of Utah Fine Art Collection. It
explores the curious, the legendary, the unknown, and the stories behind
an eclectic variety of works. When brought together, the range of
paintings, prints, sculptures, and mixed media works, and their wide
focus of subject — goblins, political figures, artistic strife, the
everyday, metaphorical monsters, and curious reproductions — expose the
varied and thorough assortment of works included in the 114 years of the
Fine Art Collection’s history.
DesignArts ’13 is an annual juried exhibition highlighting the work of designers currently living in Utah. The
juror Monica Ponce de Leon is presently the Dean and Professor of
Architecture and Urban Planning of University of Michigan Taubman
College of Architecture and Urban Planning. Ms. Ponce de Leon has served
on the selection panel for the National Design Awards of the
Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt Design Museum and as a panelist for the US
entry for the Venice Biennale. The designer selected as the Juror’s
Award Winner will receive $3,000.
TRAVELING EXHIBITIONSRegistration begins May 1, 2013 Save the date! This
program provides access to an array of visual arts, nurtures the
understanding of diverse art forms and cultures, promotes creativity and
encourages cultural activities in local communities. Our exhibits are
available to schools, colleges, museums, libraries and cultural centers
throughout the entire State.More...
From Untitled, Jules Verne by Paul Adams
Scholarships are now available to educators and students thanks to the generous support of Beverley Taylor Sorenson and art works for kids! To apply, educators contact Jirwin@utah.gov and students contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Gold Charm Bracelet,
by American artist Jann Haworth was recently selected by the
acquisitions committee for purchase into the State Fine Art Collection. The
piece is a narrative auto-biographical work covering the time between
the artist's mother's marriage and pregnancy (with the artist) to the
birth of Ms. Haworth's first child. Each charm references a specific
life event. Haworth was born in 1942 and raised in Hollywood, CA. Her
works appear in the collections of the Tate, the Hirshhorn Museum and
Sculpture Garden and the Walker Art Center, among many others.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE COLLECTION
This Frank Nackos sculpture is called Rebirthand
the Utah Fine Art Collection acquired it from the 1979 Utah Statewide
Annual exhibition. The sculpture consists of geometric aluminum shapes
layered on top of one another to create a bisected, circular fan. The
sculpture is painted orange on one side, and yellow on the other. As we head into the full swing of Spring, this bright sculpture is reminiscent of the "rebirth" of the season.