Aug
25
Fri
Four New Exhibitions Opening Reception @ UMOCA
Aug 25 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Four New Exhibitions Opening Reception @ UMOCA | Salt Lake City | Utah | United States

Come explore our newest exhibitions in the Main, Codec, A-I-R and Ed. Space galleries at UMOCA on Friday, August 25 from 7 – 9 p.m. A cash bar and light refreshments will be available as you stroll through Cities of Conviction, Al Ahad’s The Hijab Project, Jason Manley’s Shrinking Room and Jaime Salvador Castillo and Michael Anthony García’s whereABOUTS.

Cities of Conviction in the Main and Codec galleries explores the connection between Utah and Saudi Arabia in relation to natural resources, pilgrimage and tension surrounding commercial development around cultural heritage sites. This is an unprecedented exhibition in the State of Utah, featuring contemporary Saudi Arabian artists. In connection with Cities of Conviction, Saudi Arabian artist Balqis Al Rashed will participate in a six-week residency at UMOCA. UMOCA’s first international Artist-in-Residence, Al Rashed focuses on the creation of meanings, practices and dichotomies in respect to the collective, identity and the self. Al Rashed will also be hosting workshops at UMOCA that correlate with her work.

Artist-in-Residence Jason Manley’s installation Shrinking Room will be on display in the A-I-R Space. Manley’s drawings, sculptures and public artworks examine the effects of language on the physical design of things and places.

Local organization Al Ahad (Always Love Against Hate And Discrimination) works to change public perceptions of Islam. Al Ahad hopes to counter the widespread disinformation about the hijab and dispel stereotypes surrounding women who wear the hijab. Thus they created The Hijab Project, which invited local Muslim women to create their own headscarves. View their unique artworks in the Ed. Space.

whereABOUTS is an interactive and immersive exhibition designed by Jaime Salvador Castillo and Michael Anthony García for the UMOCA Art Truck. After traveling to schools and communities around the state collecting art maps investigating the relationship between location, identity and community, the culminating installation by Castillo and García will be on display in UMOCA’s Ed. Space.

Image: Arwa Al Neami, Never Never Land (2014). Image courtesy of the artist.

Aug
26
Sat
Family Art Saturday: Cities of Conviction @ Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
Aug 26 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Family Art Saturday: Cities of Conviction @ Utah Museum of Contemporary Art | Salt Lake City | Utah | United States

Cities of Conviction Family Workshop

Join UMOCA on Saturday, August 26 for a very special Family Art Saturday featuring visiting artists from Cities of Conviction.

Artists will use colorful ink and experimental materials to create paintings with Lina Gazzaz; learn calligraphic techniques and form your own “calligraffiti” artwork with Nugamshi; and create art with Yusef Alahmad.

About Cities of Convction: In partnership with King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture and CULTURUNNERS, Cities of Conviction is an exhibition of contemporary art from Saudi Arabia. While the artworks have been curated by UMOCA, this exhibition and its associated events are part of a multi-city program to enable cultural dialogue between Saudi Arabia and the United States.

About Family Art Saturday: UMOCA invites children of all ages and their families to discover our changing exhibitions and participate together in hands-on art making activities led by a trained educator. Each activity connects to a brand new idea, medium or theme explored by an artist currently exhibited in the museum. Projects are suitable from toddler to tween in a wide range of abilities.

Family Art Saturday is a free family experience.

Museum admission is a $5 suggested donation to help support our programming.

SCHEDULE OF PROJECTS AND ACTIVITIES

Cities of Conviction Artist Panel Discussions @ Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
Aug 26 @ 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Cities of Conviction Artist Panel Discussions @ Utah Museum of Contemporary Art | Salt Lake City | Utah | United States

Join us for a conversation with visiting artists from Saudi Arabia as part of our Cities of Conviction Opening Weekend.

Led by UMOCA’s Executive Director, Kristian Anderson, this conversation will focus on the artists and their work in Cities of Conviction.

This event is free—museum entry is a suggested $5 donation.

About Cities of Convction: In partnership with King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture and CULTURUNNERS, Cities of Conviction is an exhibition of contemporary art from Saudi Arabia. While the artworks have been curated by UMOCA, this exhibition and its associated events are part of a multi-city program to enable cultural dialogue between Saudi Arabia and the United States.

Sep
9
Sat
Family Art Saturday @ Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
Sep 9 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Family Art Saturday @ Utah Museum of Contemporary Art | Salt Lake City | Utah | United States

Held the second Saturday of each month from 2 to 4 pm

UMOCA invites children of all ages and their families to discover our changing exhibitions and participate together in hands-on art making activities led by a trained educator.

Each activity connects to a brand new idea, medium or theme explored by an artist currently exhibited in the museum. Projects are suitable for toddlers to tweens in a wide range of abilities.

Family Art Saturday is offered free of charge.
Museum admission is a $5 suggested donation to help support our programming.

Schedule of Projects and Activities

Sep
13
Wed
Stroller Tour
Sep 13 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Stroller Tour

Explore UMOCA’s Main Gallery exhibition, Cities of Conviction, during our Stroller Tour on September 13.

Designed as an opportunity for bonding between caregivers and children, Stroller Tours allow parents and guardians to participate in exhibition-tailored discussions led by museum educators before the doors open to the public. This is a great activity for playgroups and play dates that will be enjoyed by adults and kids alike. Get your mom-squad, dad-squad or babysitters club together to learn about contemporary art with your little ones in tow!

To register for the tour email Elly Baldwin at elly.baldwin@utahmoca.org. For more information click here or call us at 801.328.4201.

Oct
14
Sat
Family Art Saturday @ Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
Oct 14 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Family Art Saturday @ Utah Museum of Contemporary Art | Salt Lake City | Utah | United States

Held the second Saturday of each month from 2 to 4 pm

UMOCA invites children of all ages and their families to discover our changing exhibitions and participate together in hands-on art making activities led by a trained educator.

Each activity connects to a brand new idea, medium or theme explored by an artist currently exhibited in the museum. Projects are suitable for toddlers to tweens in a wide range of abilities.

Family Art Saturday is offered free of charge.
Museum admission is a $5 suggested donation to help support our programming.

Schedule of Projects and Activities

Nov
3
Fri
Fluid Art Fall 2017 @ Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
Nov 3 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Fluid Art Fall 2017 @ Utah Museum of Contemporary Art | Salt Lake City | Utah | United States

UMOCA and the Utah Brewers’ Guild are at it again, bringing you the overwhelmingly popular Fluid Art, a pairing of Salt Lake City’s best craft beer and the most socially conscious contemporary art found in Utah.

Inspire your palate with some of the best craft brews in the state while simultaneously expanding your pallette of the most culturally relevant art Utah has to offer in UMOCA’s current exhibitions. Each participating brewery is given a unique artwork to pair with an equally unique beer. Sample 2-oz. pours from eight local breweries and then enjoy two 8-oz. pours of your newfound favorite brew.

Together, the art pairings and beer tastings create a fine mixture for diverse and growing subcultures in Downtown Salt Lake that make for an exceptional and entertaining evening.    

Nov
11
Sat
Family Art Saturday @ Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
Nov 11 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Family Art Saturday @ Utah Museum of Contemporary Art | Salt Lake City | Utah | United States

Held the second Saturday of each month from 2 to 4 pm

UMOCA invites children of all ages and their families to discover our changing exhibitions and participate together in hands-on art making activities led by a trained educator.

Each activity connects to a brand new idea, medium or theme explored by an artist currently exhibited in the museum. Projects are suitable for toddlers to tweens in a wide range of abilities.

Family Art Saturday is offered free of charge.
Museum admission is a $5 suggested donation to help support our programming.

Schedule of Projects and Activities