Exhibitions | Salt Lake Area Exhibitions

The Sound of Water: Woodcuts by Stanton Macdonald-Wright at UMFA Acme Lab

Salt Lake City
Nov. 18, 2023 – June 16, 2024

What emotions do certain images or words stir within you?  How do you visualize the words that you hear or the images they conjure in your mind? In UMFA’S newest ACME LabThe Sound of Water: Woodcuts by Stanton Macdonald-Wright, viewers are invited to investigate the dynamic relationship between language and visual art.

Stanton Macdonald-Wright created images illustrating haikus1 from revered Japanese poets throughout history, connecting Eastern and Western cultural expressions and seeking pure forms of artistic truth.  With this series of haiga,Macdonald-Wright offers a visually spectacular fusion of Modern art and Japanese poetry.

In this ACME Lab, experience three electric, never-before-seen woodcuts from UMFA’s permanent collection alongside original artworks created by five local artists.

Feeling inspired by what you’ve seen? Interact with this exhibition by creating and illustrating a haiku of your own.


410 Campus Center Drive

Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0350


Tuesday 10 am – 5 pm
Wednesday 10 am – 8 pm
Thursday 10 am – 5 pm
Friday 10 am – 5 pm
Saturday 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday 10 am – 5 pm
Closed Monday

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