Feb
13
Sat
Family Art Saturday: Agamographs @ Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
Feb 13 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

IMG_2295Agamographs
Ideologue explores the belief structures that shape our cultural values through artworks that disrupt and reimagine ideological systems. Create your own visually contradictory art by drawing two distinct images in warm and cool colors. Then, combine the drawings into an accordion artwork that both disrupts each image and blends them together.

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

Feb
20
Sat
SENSE/ABILITY Tour
Feb 20 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

senseasbilityCreated in collaboration with Easy to Love, Hard to Raise, SENSE/ABILITY aims to foster an accepting and understanding museum environment, in which sensory-sensitive children and their families will feel comfortable and included while discovering social concepts found in our exhibitions.

Winter/Spring 2016 tours will embrace a youthful perspective on the exhibitions currently in UMOCA’s 6 gallery spaces. The global social issues that are expressed through the art will be simplified and edited by our educators in a way that that can be grasped and recreated in a specially tailored children’s art-making activity following each tour.

MAKE IT OFFICIAL
Space is limited to 15 families. Please RSVP to Jared.Steffensen@utahmoca.org

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Mar
2
Wed
Art Talk: Yoshua Okón @ University of Utah Art Building, Room 158
Mar 2 @ 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Courtesy of the artist. Produced in conjunction with the Arizona State University Art Museum.

Courtesy of the artist. Produced in conjunction with the Arizona State University Art Museum.

UMOCA is pleased to present an art talk in conjunction with the University of Utah Art History Department with Yoshua Okón, whose current multi-channel video installation, Oracle, is now on show in UMOCA’s Codec Gallery.

Join us March 2 at 4:30 p.m. at the University of Utah Art Building, Room 158.

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Mar
5
Sat
Areas for Action @ Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
Mar 5 @ 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

BYU6In October 2015, Brooklyn-based artist Oliver Herring collaborated with several Utah County art educators and institutions. To engage hundreds of high school and college students, he employed Areas for Action, a performance structure that asks participants to engage in open-ended and temporal creative action with a limited scope of materials in a designated space. Each group began with two or three volunteers, who acted as the site for a temporary, living sculpture. From there, other participants were asked to respond to the situation with simple, everyday materials to transform the environment, fostering experimentation, play, and exploration of the possibilities that might unfold in such a unique situation.

Herring’s practice is especially appealing to educators who embrace notions of learning as a complex phenomenon—in which learners respond to and flourish in and among a given context—as opposed to the familiar hierarchical structure of so many traditional school systems.

Art educator Jethro Gillespie, from Maple Mountain High School, who worked with Oliver Herring during his visit to Utah said, “this (Areas for Action) has been like a healthy injection of chaos and complexity into the schools that was eagerly received by students in each of the schools where we did this. I’ve seen so many students that are all but paralyzed by the effects and culture of increased standardization demanded by schools today. But in every one of these performances, the kids exploded into this when we gave them the opportunity.”

BRING YOUR HIGHSCHOOLER TO PARTICIPATE IN AREAS FOR ACTION: MARCH 5, 11-12:30

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Mar
9
Wed
Stroller Tours: Ideologue @ Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
Mar 9 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

matsThese 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 elly.baldwin@utahmoca.org.

Mar
12
Sat
Family Art Saturday: Get Into Character @ Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
Mar 12 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Courtesy of the artist.

Courtesy of the artist.

Get Into Character
After spending many years in the film industry, David Brothers turned to set design and still photography to tell stories set within his staged, fantastical worlds. Visit Rolithica for inspiration before creating a mask of a creature that could exist in one of these environments. When your mask is done, return to the exhibition to be photographed as though you are part of the installation!

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

Jun
8
Wed
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 elly.baldwin@utahmoca.org.