The Daily Utah Chronicle

Ummah Addresses Muslim Truths and Stereotypes

Ummah Addresses Muslim Truths and Stereotypes

By Abigail Raasch

August 24, 2019

  Growing up in this day and age, many of us have encountered the stereotypes of Islam. We may not think about it frequently, but back in the recesses of our minds, we've all registered generalizations about the Muslim people as fact. Through terrorist attacks, social breakthroughs and more, ...

UMFA’s ‘Power Couples’ Reshapes Stories of Timeless Paintings

UMFA’s ‘Power Couples’ Reshapes Stories of Timeless Paintings

By Hannah Keating

August 3, 2019

  In Utah Museum of Fine Arts' newest exhibition, two heads are better than one. With pieces previously found in the museum’s collection accompanied with newly acquired pieces, the collection explores pendant pieces — pairs whose stories "hang" on one another. Leslie Anderson, curator of...

Great Salt Lake and Vicinity Redefines Museum Art

Great Salt Lake and Vicinity Redefines Museum Art

By Palak Jayswal

June 24, 2019

  Anyone who has ever stepped inside the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) on campus can agree that the cavernous G.W. Anderson Family Great Hall is an odd place for a museum. When you consider the various works and exhibits the rest of the area hosts, it’s shocking to see the large, rather empty ...

Queer Spectra Arts Festival Opens Door to Vital Conversation

Queer Spectra Arts Festival Opens Door to Vital Conversation

By Alison Myers

June 11, 2019

  A panel of artists lines up, standing and sitting, against a white backdrop. The unusual suspects. “You can’t be what you can’t see,” Rhonda Kinard, a member of the Americana folk band Dillbilly, said in answer to one question from her audience. “My intersectional identities matter...

The Sanctity of Nature

The Sanctity of Nature

By Mark Draper

June 6, 2019

  This project arose from two observations I had regarding my peers — the first being that almost none of them were religious, and the second being that the outdoors had a huge place in all their lives. My first thought upon putting this together was that the environmental movement must be...

Marriott Library Commemorates the Historic Golden Spike

Marriott Library Commemorates the Historic Golden Spike

By Ray Gill

June 2, 2019

  May 10 marked the 150th Anniversary commemorating the driving of the last spike, known as the Golden Spike, of the Transcontinental Railroad which connected the Pacific to the Eastern railways. State and Nationwide organizations celebrated the connection of the Pacific to the Eastern railways b...

Find and Feed Your Inner Artist

Find and Feed Your Inner Artist

By Sofia Sant'Anna-Skites

May 25, 2019

  Summer is the best time to fill your life with the arts. If you've been pushing off your goals of becoming a more artistically-driven and self-aware human, you now have several months to achieve them. It's the perfect season to create habits that you can carry into the school year. You may...

A Word of Advice from the Arts Desk

A Word of Advice from the Arts Desk

By Palak Jayswal, Abigail Raasch, Hannah Keating, Christopher Payne, Alison Myers, Yixin Song, Ray Gill, and Sofia Sant'Anna-Skites

May 15, 2019

  Being a freshman is terrifying, to say the least. As you embark on your college journey, the writers of the Arts Desk want to pass along some words of wisdom — from reflections on our personal degrees to general advice, we wish you the best of luck. Palak Jayswal - Communication (B.A.) ...

Summer Arts Events Calendar

Summer Arts Events Calendar

By Sofia Sant'Anna-Skites

May 12, 2019

  Now that summer is here, we have much more free time to enjoy events all around Utah. Music, art, theater and more — summer is the perfect time to celebrate art. This calendar highlights some of the many arts events happening around the valley. Grease May 10-25 | Pioneer Theatre Comp...

In the ‘E-Co-System’ Exhibition, Arts and Technology Students Deserved a Bigger Platform

In the ‘E-Co-System’ Exhibition, Arts and Technology Students Deserved a Bigger Platform

By Ray Gill

April 26, 2019

  Coincidentally related to Earth Day this month, the students of the University of Utah’s Arts and Technology Interdisciplinary Capstone course, taught by Martin Novak, held their final semester projects at the E-Co-System exhibition on April 17 at the Marriott Library. These projects consi...

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