Peace Officer
May 3 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Peace Officer

Join KUED at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art for sneak preview of Peace Officer by Scott Christopherson and Brad Barber.

Peace Officer explores the increasingly tense relationship between law enforcement and the public as seen through the eyes of someone who’s been on both sides. Former sheriff William “Dub” Lawrence established Utah’s first SWAT team, only to see the same unit kill his son-in-law in a controversial standoff 30 years later. Now a private investigator, Dub seeks the truth in his son-in-law’s case and other officer-involved shootings.

After the film screening, join Directors Scott Christopherson and Brad Barber, and Peace Officer Dub Lawrence for an audience Q&A.

Seating is limited. RSVP to

This event is made possible by our national partners: Independent Lens, ITVS, PBS, and CPB, and our local partners: Utah Museum of Contemporary Art.

Opening Reception: Jennifer Seely, Jennet Thomas, Nic Courdy, Gala Artists @ Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
May 13 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

2-smUMOCA is thrilled to announce new exhibitions by Jennifer Seely, Jennet Thomas, Nic Courdy, and 28 Utah artists who are presenting their work for the 2016 annual gala. Meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments while exploring each new exhibition.

FLUID ART | Spring 2016 @ Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
May 27 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

1278183_1005008286239909_2915259367200290845_nBring your friends and join us for another incredible night of beer and art pairings.

Presented by the Utah Brewers’ Guild and the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Fluid Art mashes up some of the best craft brews in the Beehive State with the most socially relevant art in UMOCA’s current exhibitions.

Explore fine art and the art of craft brewing from an entirely new angle. Each brewery will pair one of their ales with one of UMOCA’s art pieces to create a brand-new sensory experience.


$30 Pre-Sales | April 15 – 30
$35 Online | May 1- 26
$40 at the Door | May 27
Tickets available by phone or online at
**Attendees must be 21+ with valid ID

UMOCA Annual Gala: 1931 @ The Fallout
Jun 4 @ 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM

1931 Content 001Every great metropolitan city has artists and museums that challenge and captivate, and Salt Lake City is no different. The proof of our success lies in UMOCA’s 85-year history, the enthusiastic support we receive from donors, and the solid reciprocal partnerships we have with other vital organizations within the community.

Since its Art Barn beginnings to becoming the Salt Lake Art Center and now, as the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, artists and appreciators have been drawn together to form the very heart of Salt Lake City’s creative essence.

Celebrate the times and history of Utah’s art culture dolled up in your most ritzy contemporary style.

Stroller Tours: Ideologue @ Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
Jun 8 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

DSC_0038These tours offer parents, guardians and caregivers an opportunity to experience the museum’s current exhibits with their young children in tow beginning before the doors open to the public.

Stroller Tours are designed to ease concerns associated with talkative children and crying babies by providing an exclusive time for museum exploration and tailored, grown-up discussions free of pressure. Spring/summer tours will explore UMOCA’s newest Main Gallery exhibition, Ideologue.

Please remember, touching the art is not allowed. We recommend toddlers remain in their strollers. Please RSVP to

Art Talk with Jennet Thomas
Jun 22 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Courtesy of the artist, photo by Paul Tarragó

Courtesy of the artist, photo by Paul Tarragó

Join us for a talk with artist Jennet Thomas as she discusses her practice and themes found in her exhibition The Unspeakable Freedom Device.