The ORIGIN Issue

U P C O M I N G   E X H I B I T I O N CITIES OF CONVICTION MAIN AND CODEC GALLERIES: AUG 25 – JAN 6 OPENING RECEPTION: AUG 25 | 7 – 9 PM UMOCA is pleased to announce Cities of Conviction, an exhibition of contemporary Saudi Arabian art. […]

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Reflections On A Summer Internship at UMOCA

“Hello! Welcome to UMOCA! Have you ever been in before?”   I’ve probably said this phrase at least a hundred times this summer. As an intern, one of my roles is to greet people from behind the front desk. The answers to this question are equally exciting; if the museum-goer says no, you get to […]

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Contemporary Reactions: The Delicate Line Between Nourishment and Destruction

Nestled in a corner of the Main Gallery is UMOCA’s A-I-R Space, an area specially devoted to showcasing UMOCA’s artists-in-residence. Entering the gallery almost feels like entering a secret world, partitioned off and hidden behind encompassing walls. Yet while physically contained in a small space, the A-I-R Space’s current exhibition, Scott Horsley’s I Learned It […]

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The Art Shop: Art You Can Take Home

An assortment of artisanal jewelry, art prints, exhibition catalogues and ceramics greet visitors as they enter UMOCA. The fine goods sold in the museum Art Shop are made by local artists and designers and sold at reasonable prices, offering buyers the opportunity to purchase unique, handmade pieces. The goal of UMOCA’s Art Shop is to […]

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The BRIDGE Issue

U P C O M I N G   E X H I B I T I O N AL AHAD The Hijab Project ED SPACE: JUL 21 – NOV 18 OPENING RECEPTION: AUG 25 | 6 – 9 PM Al Ahad is an Arabic word meaning “indivisible” and is used to describe God. It […]

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Artist Interview: Willow Skye-Biggs

Willow Skye-Biggs’ Tastes Like Mandy is a visceral experience that combines queer visual cues, assembled audio recordings, and dark emotive tones to juxtapose the feelings of ecstasy, disorientation, grounding, and pain. This installation, currently in UMOCA’s Codec Gallery, discusses the peace gained through the struggles of accepting one’s body and understanding one’s identity within an […]

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Contemporary Reactions: An Otherworldly Spectacle

A congregation of umbrellas, weather map projections, and a fabric pedestal holding dry ice as a rainbow of colors washes over it, splashing onto the wall through the cutouts in the cylindrical sculpture await visitors in Michael Ryan Handley’s Sublimation, currently on exhibit in UMOCA’s Street Gallery.  Handley’s unexpected use of digital media, sculpture, fabric […]

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The CHROMATIC Issue

C U R R E N T   E X H I B I T I O N MICHAEL RYAN HANDLEY Sublimation STREET GALLERY: MAY 19 – SEP 9 Michael Ryan Handley’s Sublimation is an array of colors, textures and movement that explore the importance of water—or lack thereof—and its generative power to change the […]

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Mapping Identity and Community: The Art Truck

What is the Art Truck? UMOCA’s Art Truck community outreach program brings art to K-12 Students throughout Utah. The traveling exhibition gives schools a chance to incorporate art into their curriculum without worrying about the expense of taking a fieldtrip to the museum. The 2016-2017 Art Truck mobile exhibition whereABOUTS features the work of artists […]

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