Stroller Tour: Grandma’s Cupboard @ Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
Sep 9 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Stroller toursStroller 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. These once-a-month interactive tours will refresh your spirit and expand your mind.

Please RSVP to Elly Baldwin.

Kate Ericson & Mel Ziegler: Grandma’s Cupboard
Through works from Kate Ericson and Mel Ziegler’s 1985-1995 collaboration, as well as pieces from Ziegler’s solo career, Grandma’s Cupboard examines American culture, history, landscape and community. Join us for a special tour as we introduce the exhibition and highlight the sociopolitical connections throughout these drawings, sculptures, and installations.

AIGA Lecture: Five Years of Commercial Type @ Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
Sep 9 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM


For the past five years, Paul Barnes and Christian Schwartz have been running one of the most exciting and influential type foundries, Commercial Type, with offices in New York and London. They have managed to create both popular and critically acclaimed typefaces for a diverse range of organisations, from the Guardian Newspaper, Vanity Fair magazine, to shirt numbers for Puma at the FIFA 2010 World Cup. Their designs vary from the utilitarian Graphik and Stag, through to the playful and expressive Dala Floda and Marian. They will talk about the processes behind their designs, balancing the needs for expression, self expression and functionalism

E.A.T.: Bike Tour & Eat Local Week @ Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
Sep 12 @ 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM


Bring your bike to the museum for a two-hour-long bike tour, starting at UMOCA and ending at the Grateful Tomato Garden for the Tomato Sandwich Party, the Wasatch Community Garden’s kickoff event for Eat Local Week.

For those who don’t have a bike, don’t fret! SLC’s non-profit bike share, GREENbike, has a station right outside of the museum, with an all-day pass for $5.


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Family Art Saturday: No Vacancy @ Utah Museum of Contempoary Art
Sep 12 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

DSC_0091Grandma’s Cupboard examines American culture, history and landscape through artworks created by Kate Ericson and Mel Ziegler. The classic motel sign is one symbol of the expansion of American roadways and the movement of people across the land. Come explore the artists’ interpretations of Americana, and then design your own motel sign complete with eye-catching lettering, arrows and neon colors.

Sense/Ability Tour: Grandma’s Cupboard @ Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
Sep 19 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
"Hold Your Breath," Courtesy of the artist Mel Ziegler and Galerie Perrotin.

“Hold Your Breath,” Courtesy of the artist Mel Ziegler and Galerie Perrotin.

Led by a trained art educator, UMOCA’s Sense/Ability tours are created for children with sensory sensitivity in mind. These tours begin before our doors open to the public to allow children to be themselves in an environment that is accepting and understanding. UMOCA will tailor each tour and activity to the mood of the group and will reduce sounds to create a comfortable environment. “There will also be a “cool down” space in case your child is feeling overwhelmed.

Fall/Winter 2015 tours will look at the socially engaged site-specific installations, drawings and mixed media sculptures created by Mel Ziegler during his partnership with Kate Ericson.

Art Talk: Firelei Báez @ Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
Sep 24 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Baez_portrait_021-e1440710090704-300x300Join UMOCA for an art talk with Brooklyn-based painter Firelei Báez, winner of the 2015 Doctorow Prize for Contemporary Painting.

More information to come.

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Opening Reception: Firelei Báez, “Patterns of Resistance” @ Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
Sep 25 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Baez- Patterns of ResistanceJoin us for the opening reception for Firelei Báez, winner of the 2015 Doctorow Prize for Contemporary Painting.

Tracing the history of social movements in the Unites States and the Caribbean, Patterns of Resistance presents a series of new works by Firelei Báez inspired by lineages of black resistance. Best known for her large-scale works on paper, Báez makes connections that further our understanding of diasporic experiences by interweaving the lives of 18th-century black women in Louisiana and the Cuban roots of the Latin American azabache, with symbols used in the U.S. during the tumultuous 1960s.

The artist will be present during the opening reception, and light refreshments will be served.

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