The only traveling educational art exhibit of its kind in Utah, the UMOCA Art Truck brings exciting and accessible contemporary art, created by leading local and national artists, directly to schools and community venues across the state. Each on-site visit by the Art Truck includes the expertise of a trained museum educator who leads students through a meaningful exploration of the current exhibition. Teachers are provided with structured lesson plans to supplement their tour and incorporate the Art Truck more deeply into their curriculum.

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Art Truck 2015-16: Mary Toscano

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Toscano, a Salt Lake City native, creates pencil drawings that explore narrative as a way to ask questions about our public and private selves. By composing stripped-down images that provide only the most essential information, she suggests personal narratives that also fit within our culture’s existing norms, myths and stories.

In order to expand upon this investigation of narrative in still imagery, this year’s guided tour will make connections between various elements of both Art and Reading/Language Arts, such as line, emphasis, composition, setting, characters, plot and metaphor.

Toscano’s exhibition will include several large-scale drawings displayed on the inside and outside of the truck, as well as a collaborative artwork in which students will use dry-erase markers to fill in gaps in the artist’s image with stories of their own experiences.



Upcoming Public Appearances

SEP 12 | 9 AM – 12:30 PM
Avenues Street Fair
3rd Avenue between O Street and U Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84103

SEP 14 | 5-7 PM
Murray Heritage Senior Center
10 East 6150 South
Murray, UT 84107


Booking The Art Truck is available free-of-charge for a wide variety of educational and charitable purposes.

For more information or to request a visit by the Art Truck, contact Elly Baldwin: or call 801-328-4201 x 124.

Past Art Truck Teacher Guides

2014-15: Meridith Pingree

2013-14: Calder Kamin

2012-13: Carlos Rosales-Silva

2011-12: Peter Everett

2009-10: Pam Bowman & Trent Call

2008-09: Dan Steinhilber & Maggie Michael



The UMOCA Art Truck is free of charge thanks to the generous support of Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts and Parks; Zions Bank; The Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation; Salt Lake City Arts Council and The State of Utah.