In 1931, UMOCA founder Alta Jensen did it. You can do it too.

When you donate to the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, you’ll support eight women-led exhibitions in 2020 and help us sustain Alta’s legacy to build a more inclusive future.

GIVE @ $5,000
  • Receive
  • 4 tickets to the Guerrilla Girls Kathe Kolowitz lecture
  • A Guerrilla Girls mug
GIVE @ $1,000
  • Receive
  • 2 tickets to the Guerrilla Girls Kathe Kolowitz lecture
  • A Guerrilla Girls mug
GIVE @ $500
  • Receive
  • 2 ticket to the Guerrilla Girls Kathe Kolowitz lecture
  • A Guerrilla Girls air freshener
GIVE @ $100
  • Receive
  • 1 ticket to the Guerrilla Girls Kathe Kolowitz lecture
GIVE @ $50
  • Receive
  • 1 ticket to the Guerrilla Girls Kathe Kolowitz lecture

UMOCA’s MANIFESTA

If you stand for nothing, then what will you fall for?

WHY THE GUERRILLA GIRLS? WHY HERE? WHY NOW?

In 1870, 150 years ago this year, Utah women became the first to vote in U.S. modern history. 100 years ago, the 19th amendment was past.

In 1931, nearly 90 years ago, in the middle of the Great Depression, UMOCA founder Alta Jensen and the other founders who stood with her, formed an organization on the platform of artistic freedom.

In 1984, 35 years ago, the Guerrilla Girls formed as “the conscience of the art world” to stand against sexism, racism, and inequality.

Such historical efforts to stand for change and progress were done so against a backdrop of political inequality, economic disparity, and sustained generational frustration, anger, inequality, racism, and fatigue.

Today, Utah is ranked No. 49 for the largest income gap between men and women. We exist in a community of sexual harassment, of #metoo, of divisiveness, of rampant racism, of rising hate, and nativism. Yet…

2020 IS A NEW YEAR.

WE STAND AT THE PRECIPICE OF A FUTURE YET TO BE DETERMINED.

As we enter this new decade, we stand as allies, committed towards a more equitable future.

We stand together united in our commitment towards a better, more inclusive world, drawing upon the legacies of those who came before us.

We stand for gender equality.

We stand for places and people that create and cultivate open dialogue, that hold a space for voices of all kinds.

We honor the authority and impact that comes from voices of all kinds and we celebrate creativity and diversity in Utah.

We call upon all institutions to be inclusive of a wide range of voices, perspectives, and genders, free of harassment.