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Pop-Cultured: Why We Still Need Physical Art Museums

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By Kate Button, Arts Writer

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

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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....

Improvising Through a Pandemic — UMOCA’s Online Education

After closing its doors  because of the COVID-19 pandemic, UMOCA's new initiative aims to get kids creative while social distancing. (Courtesy Utah Museum of Contemporary Art)

By Christopher Payne, Assistant Arts Editor

April 16, 2020

  During these anxious times through the pandemic and self-quarantine — with the situation worsening before it will begin to improve — many people are worried. Worried about the rising death toll, our struggling healthcare system, people who still gather and refuse to take this pandemic seriously...

The UMFA Adapts: Current Transitions and New Features

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

April 16, 2020

  It has been an unsteady several weeks for the arts with Salt Lake County experiencing a stay-at-home order, the closing of non-essential businesses and one of the largest earthquakes we’ve seen in many years. However, the Utah Museum for Fine Arts has recognized the importance of providing the...

‘New Perspectives’ on Art’s Role in Stopping Disinformation

Constant Dullaart at the Crypto Design Awards in 2016 (Courtesy Wikimedia Commons)

By Hannah Keating, Arts Writer

April 12, 2020

  Art is not just a form of entertainment or a way to escape, it is a weapon that can shape our opinions on politics, cultures and society itself. The media we view informs our perspective and, as new technologies develop, our attention is being controlled in more ways than one. Especially in a ...

UMFA Exhibition Highlights Stories of Female Activists During Milestone Anniversaries

By Hannah Keating, Arts Writer

April 12, 2020

  This article was originally published in print on March 30. For more up-to-date information on how to view this exhibition, visit   Utah may not be the first state in the nation that comes to your mind when you think of women’s leadership, but a new exhibition at the...

‘Guerrilla Girls’ Dare UMOCA Visitors to be Outraged

(Courtesy Utah Museum of Contemporary Art)

By Cade Anderson, Arts Writer

March 7, 2020

  One artist — or rather, one group of around 60 artists — currently dominate the entire first-floor gallery of the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art. They are the “Guerrilla Girls.” Fueled by well-founded anger, the anonymous group made their debut in the late 80s with popular protests against the misogyny so commonplace in the world of...

Exploration and Movement: How Jumes Keeps Asking ‘Why?’

Dance student Elise Jumes (Courtesy Tori Duhaime)

By Parker Dunn, Assistant Arts Editor

February 19, 2020

  For Elise Jumes, a screendance student and graduate teaching assistant here at the University of Utah, dance is more than mere movement. “I feel like a lot of the problems in today’s world are because people are disconnected from themselves and I feel like what dance can provide is pract...

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