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The UMFA’s Young Benefactors

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The UMFA’s Young Benefactors

While organizations that choose for titles expressing youth or contemporaneity benefit from the energy evoked by their name, time has a way of catching up to them and complicating their brand. When the Museum of Modern Art in New York was dubbed, its founders surely thought the title would call to mind the cutting-edge work they intended to show. But just go down to BYU Museum of Art’s exhibit Turning Point and you’ll find that Modernism is not, well, modern; it’s old-fashioned. And give it a decade or so and pretty soon Contemporary will mean ancient history. And when twelve relatively young Utah art enthusiasts started a new organization in 2004 and called it the Young Benefactors, they probably didn’t realize it would soon swell to over 100 members, some of whom are more youthful than young…

READ THE FULL ARTICLE IN THE NOVEMBER 2008 EDITION OF 15 BYTES.

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