Aug
17
Fri
ART FITNESS @ Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
Aug 17 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
ART FITNESS @ Utah Museum of Contemporary Art | Salt Lake City | Utah | United States

Improve your Art Fitness level as we explore Working Hard to be Useless. Grow your art comprehension as we traverse the often beautiful, yet uninviting, elements of our urban jungle.

Running shoes are not required. This Art Fitness event will take place indoors in UMOCA’s Main Gallery.

With an emphasis on close observation and easy-to-grasp principles, each two-hour Art Fitness workshop is designed to give adult audiences the ability to muscle even the most difficult contemporary art. In three easy steps, you’ll learn to unlock your art understanding potential by seeing, instead of looking at, art. With your newfound confidence, you can flex your contemporary art muscles at museums and private collections throughout the city.

Space is limited. Please register: elly.baldwin@utahmoca.org or 801-328-4201 x124

OPENING RECEPTION: RIVERA & RUEHLEN @ Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
Aug 17 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
OPENING RECEPTION: RIVERA & RUEHLEN @ Utah Museum of Contemporary Art | Salt Lake City | Utah | United States

Celebrate the opening of two new UMOCA exhibitions that epitomize 21st-century artistic possibilities.

NANCY RIVERA: IMPOSSIBLE BOUQUETS: AFTER JAN VAN HUYSUM
AIR Space: AUG 3 – SEPT 1, 2018

Rivera has purposefully recreated four examples of the works of the 18th-century Dutch painter Jan van Huysum, who became famous for his still-life paintings of arrangements showing flowers that were imported from Europe and Asia.

RYAN RUEHLEN: GEORHYTHMIC DRIFT MUSIC
CODEC Gallery: AUG 17 – NOV 3, 2018

A psychogeographical sonic performance installation in which Ruehlen has broadcasted from various remote locations including the Bonneville Salt Flats, located west of Salt Lake City.

Aug
22
Wed
UMOCA ART AT THE RUIN | CHEERS TO CHARCOAL! @ The RUIN
Aug 22 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
UMOCA ART AT THE RUIN | CHEERS TO CHARCOAL! @ The RUIN | Salt Lake City | Utah | United States

Grab your friends and join us for quick n’ dirty drawing lesson by UMOCA artist-in-residence Cara Despain. No experience necessary, just come ready and willing to jump in. We will draw from life, learn light, shade and composition through some timed exercises and have a good time doing it. Imbibe, unwind and get drawn-in by learning drawing fundamentals in an informal setting.

A limited number of tickets available, so buy soon!

*Class fee includes art supplies only. Each participant will be responsible for their bar tab at the end of the night. 21+ event


 

Aug
25
Sat
CÉLINE DOWNEN: SALT, SAGE AND THE ASPEN GROVE | ART TRUCK @ Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
Aug 25 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
CÉLINE DOWNEN: SALT, SAGE AND THE ASPEN GROVE | ART TRUCK @ Utah Museum of Contemporary Art | Salt Lake City | Utah | United States

For the 2018-2019 school year, Salt Lake City artist Céline Downen transforms the UMOCA Art Truck into a forest of memories and stories constructed from natural found-objects, prints of native flora and cyanotype murals. The exhibition is inspired by Pando, or the Trembling Giant, a grove of quaking aspen trees in Fishlake National Forest in Utah that is one of the world’s largest and oldest single living organisms. Pando reproduces by growing cloned trees from its massive root system, although environmental factors currently threaten the survival of this natural wonder.

Downen draws on the role of diversity in building strength and resilience in communities to piece together an immersive installation from collected materials and botanical images. Motivated by the belief that our backyards are sources of inspiration and creativity, she invites visitors of all ages to participate in art-making and conversations about our interconnections with each other and our natural environment.

Sep
7
Fri
AN EVENING FOR EDUCATORS: CITY SPACES & EVERYDAY LIFE @ Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
Sep 7 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
AN EVENING FOR EDUCATORS: CITY SPACES & EVERYDAY LIFE @ Utah Museum of Contemporary Art | Salt Lake City | Utah | United States

Join us to explore how humans interact with urban architecture and public spaces. What are ways that we can design city spaces that will nurture healthy and inclusive communities? For this event, UMOCA’s current exhibitions will inspire connections to the classroom in social studies, history, architecture, and of course, art! Experience hands-on workshops designed and led by local school teachers.

Sep
8
Sat
FAMILY ART SATURDAY: FOLD, CUT, COLLAGE… ‘ZINE! @ Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
Sep 8 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
FAMILY ART SATURDAY: FOLD, CUT, COLLAGE... 'ZINE! @ Utah Museum of Contemporary Art | Salt Lake City | Utah | United States

SLUG Magazine has plugged the underground scene of Salt Lake City for three decades. Initially a guide to navigating the punk scene of the city, the mag eventually expanded to trumpet many aspects of local life and culture. Don’t miss this opportunity to bind and design a DIY magazine inspired by SLUG.


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.

Sep
9
Sun
BRUNCH FOR BIBLIOPHILES: CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE WITH UMOCA @ Finca
Sep 9 @ 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
BRUNCH FOR BIBLIOPHILES: CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE WITH UMOCA @ Finca | Salt Lake City | Utah | United States

Join us Sunday, Sept. 9th for a brunchy book club and social hour hosted by UMOCA. Finca will offer a special Mimosa and/or Bloody Mary exclusively for the club.

We will start at 10:30 AM sharp, but hope you’ll come by as early as 10 AM to get to know your fellow book club members.

The book selection is ‘There There’ by Tommy Orange. ‘There There’ is a wondrous and shattering portrait of an America few of us have ever seen. It’s “masterful . . . white-hot . . . devastating” (The Washington Post) at the same time as it is fierce, funny, suspenseful, thoroughly modern, and impossible to put down. Here is a voice we have never heard—a voice full of poetry and rage, exploding onto the page with urgency and force. Tommy Orange has written a stunning novel that grapples with a complex and painful history, with an inheritance of beauty and profound spirituality, and with a plague of addiction, abuse, and suicide. This is the book that everyone is talking about right now, and it’s destined to be a classic.

Membership in Brunch for Bibliophiles is free, but each person will be responsible for their own book and tab at Finca.

Oct
13
Sat
FAMILY ART SATURDAY: ABSTRACT SOUNDSCAPES @ Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
Oct 13 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
FAMILY ART SATURDAY: ABSTRACT SOUNDSCAPES @ Utah Museum of Contemporary Art | Salt Lake City | Utah | United States

Artist Ryan Ruehlen records very low frequency (VLF) sounds that are usually inaudible to the human ear. He then transmits the sounds from remote locations to audiences in urban areas. Inspired by Ruehlen’s methods, we will explore how to translate sounds from the museum into visible marks. Create a visual listening map using imagery inspired by the sounds you hear.


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.