Beyond These Curated Walls

When considering the term contemporary art museum, the first thing that comes to mind for most people is likely a sterile, quiet space imbued with challenging and relevant artwork. Here at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (UMOCA) we take that a step further by exploring our own definition as an establishment. While providing the Salt Lake City area with the most informative artistry currently available on the market remains one of our top priorities. We believe that being contemporary means being a leading member of our community by actively engaging in culture to better society.




As diverse as the community we serve, UMOCA’s educational and outreach programs extend our presence beyond the confines of our walls. We support sustainability efforts by supplying our neighbors with healthy nutrition through our Eat Art Together (E.A.T.) initiative. We value family by hosting Stroller Tours, and Family Art Saturdays, so you can spend quality time with your loved ones. And we speak for members of the LGBTQ community by providing an outlet, OUT LOUD, where young artists can feel safe openly expressing themselves.



UMOCA opens doors by administering a variety of highly valuable volunteer and internship opportunities. Our artist in residence program (A-I-R) not only grants local and international artists alike a workspace and venue for their art, but also helps them to form meaningful connections with the art world at large making our artists and employees a global force to be reckoned with.


The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art is much more than a museum. It is your muse, your friend, your ally, and your future. It is your next step.


written by: Letice Blanchard