The only traveling educational art exhibit of its kind in Utah, the UMOCA Art Truck brings exciting and accessible contemporary art, created by leading local and national artists, directly to schools and community venues across the state free of charge.
Each on-site visit by the Art Truck includes the expertise of a trained museum art educator who leads students through a meaningful exploration of the current exhibition. Teachers are provided with structured lesson plans to supplement their tour and incorporate the Art Truck more deeply into their curriculum.
The Art Truck is available free-of-charge for a wide variety of educational and charitable purposes. For more information contact Laura Hurtado at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 801-328-4201 x113.
To schedule a visit, fill out the request form and email it to Laura Hurtado at email@example.com.
Art Truck 2019-2020
Work: An Audio-Visual Exploration of Effortful Lives
Presented by: Framework Arts, KRCL Community Radio, and the students and families of Escalante Elementary School
Framework Arts transforms UMOCA’s Art Truck with Work: An Audio-Visual Exploration of Effortful Lives. Work is a collective, participatory art project generated by the students and families of West side neighborhoods of Salt Lake City. Students investigated the concept of work in all its forms and use a broad storytelling framework to present it through sound and images. They ask and answer such questions as, What does work look like at home? What kind of work do you help me do to be a good student and family member? What job did you want when you were my age? What kind of job do you hope I have one day? Work invites viewers of all ages to participate in this storytelling effort with hands-on activities, audio experiences, and conversations about what work looks like and feels like for all of us. KRCL Community Radio produced the audio portion of this project.
Past Art Truck Educator’s Guides
“The Art Truck is a great way to expose my students to different ideas, concepts, people and experiences.”
“Great content and diverse information to intrigue all ages and abilities.”
“Erin was lovely, knowledgeable and kind. Students were thrilled for the personal lesson, and loved the dynamic activity. Thank you very much for making this a priority in our community. Students benefit from your program, and I am a wholehearted supporter!”
“The Art Truck was an awesome experience for the students. My classes loved the hands-on learning outside the classroom.”
“My students came back excited and talking about it!”