Mapping Identity and Community: The Art Truck

What is the Art Truck? UMOCA’s Art Truck community outreach program brings art to K-12 Students throughout Utah. The traveling exhibition gives schools a chance to incorporate art into their curriculum without worrying about the expense of taking a fieldtrip to the museum. The 2016-2017 Art Truck mobile exhibition whereABOUTS features the work of artists […]

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Out Loud 2017 participants take a group photo after the panel.

Q&A with the Out Loud Participants

2017 Out Loud’s Identities, Symbolism, and the Self Three years ago, Elly Baldwin (the Museum’s Curator of Public Engagement) noticed a gap in UMOCA’s community programming: programs for children and adults were offered, but nothing at the time existed for those in-between. After receiving funding from an education grant, Baldwin created a program for LGBTQ+ teens, […]

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Imagine Your Life Without Art

ARTLESS Look around your home or workspace. Do you have art on your walls? Take it down and go ARTLESS for a week. How does it feel when you stare at the blank space? When you put the work back, you will understand the importance of art in your life. Art evokes emotions, speaks when […]

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What Our Interns Have To Say

UMOCA prides itself on providing members of our community with interests in museums and the arts with door-opening opportunities. Our internship programs offer a variety of temporary work placements in numerous departments of the museum, from Front Desk and Marketing to Curatorial and Graphic Design, our interns get real-life, hands-on experience in their future fields. […]

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Sharing Experience Through Visual Storytelling

Mary Toscano’s Art Truck exhibition, Dog Days, comes to a close this August after a full year of road trips along the Wasatch front. Toscano’s series of five drawings presented an opportunity for students and teachers alike to reflect on personal experiences that relate to contemporary culture. Participants of all ages explored narrative elements in […]

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Tatiana Larsen’s art4ONE4all

A-I-R Space: MAR 13 – APR 4 UMOCA’s latest artist-in-residence featured in the A-I-R Space is Tatiana Svrckova Larsen and her art4ONE4all project. For Larsen, this series meant a step away from personal art toward works that would make a change—not for a general audience, but for one specific individual at a time. The inspiration […]

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Glimpse, a performance by NOW-ID

The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art was honored to present a performance by Salt Lake City’s newest contemporary dance company NOW-ID on September 19th as a significant enrichment to the exhibition Bikuben currently in the Main Gallery. Exploring the intersection of Utah and Danish heritage, UMOCA’s current major exhibition Bikuben brings together a variety of […]

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Call For Artists: secretEVE 2015

UMOCA and the Downtown Alliance are seeking 15 artists to participate in their secretEVE project. secretEVE is a month long exhibition that coincides and culminates with the Downtown Alliance’s EVE events. Each accepted artist will be asked to create a single small scale site-specific installation/ art work that exists on a predetermined path from the […]

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