We scroll the news and social media feeds so you don’t have to. Here are the newest articles related to Utah’s art scene. 3/7 THE INSIDER: Utah Wildlife Walls Brings Big Art to Small Towns Living in rural southern Utah has many unique qualities. Ranging from stunning landscapes, […]
2/24 CHANGES BEHIND THE SCENES AT UMFA Nancy Rivera has announced she’ll be leaving Utah Arts & Museums as of Feb. 24 and will be joining the staff at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts. With the Utah Division of Arts & Museum’s two major exhibition spaces — […]
2/5 UMFA Receives $5 Million Gift The Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) has announced that it has received a $5 million gift from longtime benefactors, the Price Family, establishing an endowment to support the UMFA executive director position. The Marcia and John Price Executive Director Endowment for the […]
For the first time, Salt Lake City has been named one of the top 40 most arts-vibrant communities in the United States. SMU DataArts, the National Center for Arts Research announced the seventh iteration of their Arts Vibrancy Index Report at the conclusion of 2022. Salt Lake City […]
The Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) has received a 2022 Bank of America Art Conservation Project grant to conserve “Two Running Horses (1932),” a four-panel screen by Chiura Obata (1885–1975). Obata is considered one of the most prominent Japanese-American artists of the 20th century. The work is […]
Over the past month, City Weekly has devoted two of its cover stories to exploring the art and architecture that defines (or hopes to define) our capitol city. A month ago it was Stephen Dark’s cover story on the $3 million public art project in downtown Salt Lake […]
In this month’s edition of 15 Bytes we mentioned that Utah is a good place for film, both making them and watching them. We still hold to the latter, but after someone brought this article to our attention, the former seems a little less sure. As the Moab […]
The Salt Lake Art Center and the Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation announced today that Kim Schoenstadt is the inaugural recipient of the Catherine Doctorow Prize for Contemporary Painting. The bi-annual prize recognizes exceptional emerging and mid-career artists in the United States. It comes with a $15,000 […]
In this month’s edition of 15 Bytes, Edward Reichel pointed to the current political debates about federal funding for the arts and public broadcasting as one reason for his examination of the importance of classical music: “With Congress thinking about eliminating funding and doing away with the National […]
Geoff Wichert responds to the Tribune article on the Spiral Jetty and Epic Brewing mentioned in this week’s Mixed Media feature.
On the occasion of Tim DeChristopher’s trial, Hikmet Loe looks back at the 2008 attempt to drill for oil in the Great Salt Lake.
The Salt Lake Art Center announced that that Renaissance man James Franco will not be attending the January 27 presentation of his work Three’s Company: The Drama at Salt Lake Art Center’s exhibition of Sundance Film Festival’s New Frontier. “With the Oscars so close can’t risk flying,” his […]
This Is The Place Monument by Mahonri Young is about as popular as public art gets in Utah. It’s big. It’s multi-cultural (kind of, counting Catholic priests from Spain and Native Americans). It’s Brigham Young. And visitors can tell what it is just by looking at it. It’s […]
Not really. Even though we hope (were a wealthy donor to finance it) Adam Price would still jump at the opportunity, despite his present duties at the Salt Lake Art Center, the 337 Project is not actually in London. But the Guardian today reported on an art project […]
In our February edition of 15 Bytes we featured Alex Haworth’s “Smog Lake City,” an evocative visual exploration of Salt Lake’s Main Street under a blanket of inversion. The Salt Lake Tribune picked up on the story and in the paper’s “The Mix” section Ben Fulton wrote “Smog […]