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Inside the Presidential Portraits: From Washington to Obama

By Oakley Burt, Arts Editor

October 18, 2020

  Throughout the course of American history, each president has had their legacy commemorated with a commissioned portrait – an oil painting on canvas, typically unveiled after leaving office. Not only do these portraits remind us how each president looked, but they also offer a historical le...

The Role of Art During Times of Political Injustice

Protesters raise their sign in Salt Lake City, Utah on June 4th 2020.(Photo by Manasij Mukherjee | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Zoe Gottlieb, Arts Writer

October 14, 2020

  When Seraph Young first led the way for female voters in Utah, she could not have forecasted the dramatic ripple effect it would have on women's enfranchisement from the 1800s to today. In fact, almost as soon as Utah women began voting, Congress barred votes of polygamy supporters from ent...

The UMFA Officially Reopens to the Public

UMFA visitor sports mask  in accordance with the museum's reopening rules and regulations. (Courtesy UMFA)

By Hannah Keating, Arts Writer

September 5, 2020

  After an abrupt closure in March to a steady shift to online exhibitions, the Utah Museum of Fine Arts has once again opened its doors to the public. Starting on Aug. 26, by limiting operating hours and inviting seniors and high-risk individuals to visit earlier than normal patrons, the museum...

Beck and NASA Bring ‘Hyperspace’ to Life with an Audiovisual Experience

Beck and NASA collaborate to create an immersive visual album for

By Kate Button, Arts Writer, Copy Editor

August 23, 2020

  On Aug. 12, Beck released a new version of his 2019 album, “Hyperspace.” This new release features a visual component created in collaboration with NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. This visual album, hosted on Beck’s website, features images curated and processed through artificial ...

A Guide to the SLC Arts Scene

By Kate Button, Arts Writer, Copy Editor

August 11, 2020

  For students returning to the University of Utah campus or for individuals setting foot in Salt Lake City for the first time, it’s important to find places that make the city feel like home. The Salt Lake arts scene is bustling and thriving with energy, and this art scene can help you fin...

Social Media is Integral to the Black Lives Matter Movement

Protesters raise their signs in Salt Lake City, Utah on June 4, 2020. (Photo by Manasij Mukherjee | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Cade Anderson, Arts Writer

July 6, 2020

  From both the studies of Black historians and the anecdotes of older folks in my life, I’m hearing a common message: 2020 feels like the late 1960s. Although Black activists never stopped calling for change over the past five decades, the United States hasn’t experienced a nationwide pro...

Pop-Cultured: Why We Still Need Physical Art Museums

(Design by Malithi Gunawardena | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Kate Button, Arts Writer, Copy Editor

May 21, 2020

  With each passing week in our new reality given the COVID-19 pandemic, I have found myself reflecting upon the habits and activities I miss the most. In these strange times many individuals, including myself, have sought escape in the art world. Music, movies and other creative forms can of...

Craft Lake City debuts new online workshops

(Photo by Tim Gouw | Courtesy Pexels)

By Oakley Burt, Arts Editor

May 8, 2020

  As coronavirus hit the world, the arts scene around the globe changed rapidly. With in-person activities closing suddenly to keep the population safe, artists and art organizations around the globe were forced to pivot and find new ways to showcase art to the public. In Salt Lake City, nonp...

Understanding the world through photography

Photography is an important arform in the world today. (Photo by Zukiman Mohamad | Courtesy Pexels)

By Parker Dunn, Assistant Arts Editor

May 1, 2020

  Photography undoubtedly plays a large role in today’s society. Pictures are an important feature of many different facets of life — advertising, art and journalism, to name a few. It’s often said that a picture is worth a thousand words — I’d argue that some are worth millions. T...

‘Spiral Jetty’ Turns 50

Robert Smithton's Spiral Jetty turns 50 years old this month. (Courtesy Utah Museum of Contemporary Art | © Holt/Smithson Foundation and Dia Art Foundation)

By Paige Lee, Arts Writer

April 18, 2020

  As we approach the 50th anniversary of "Spiral Jetty," it’s only fitting that we talk more about this magnificent piece of land art. "Spiral Jetty" is a well-recognized work that has jutted out into the boundaries of the Great Salt Lake since April 1970, when it was completed by Robert Smithson....