Events for Art & Museum Exhibits

Live Museum Theater

Live Museum Theater at the Natural History Museum of Utah. Don’t miss live theater performances delighting Museum audiences almost daily. Current productions include: Poison Live! – the true story of how murder helped bring about the science of toxicology, and The Extreme Plants Traveling Sideshow, a fun look at how exotic plants in the rainforest develop life-saving defenses.

Playing Now thru April 2017/Check website for exact days & times: nhmu.utah.edu/events/poison-live or call 801 581-6927.


Spring Orchid Show

Join the Utah Orchid Society for a dazzling display of both common and exotic orchid varieties. Society members will share methods for keeping plants healthy and happy and provide troubleshooting advice for budding orchid enthusiasts. A large selection of both plants and pottery will be on sale. Regular Garden Admission/Garden Members Free


Small Wonders

Visit this creepy, crawly new exhibit to discover something new about the most common life form on earth; insects! From Mormon crickets to bark beetles and fireflies to honey bees, insects impact our lives in countless ways.


Spring Orchid Show

Join the Utah Orchid Society for a dazzling display of both common and exotic orchid varieties. Society members will share methods for keeping plants healthy and happy and provide troubleshooting advice for budding orchid enthusiasts. A large selection of both plants and pottery will be on sale. Regular Garden Admission/Garden Members Free


Small Wonders

Visit this creepy, crawly new exhibit to discover something new about the most common life form on earth; insects! From Mormon crickets to bark beetles and fireflies to honey bees, insects impact our lives in countless ways.


Naomi Marine's Exhibit

Naomi Marine’s drawings and soft sculptures depict control, organization, and obsessive manipulation. “The combination of seductive and grotesque imagery created within the work hint at the pleasure and revulsion I find our corporeality,” writes Marine. “I imbue surfaces with laborious repetition, distortion, and cumulative patterning to mirror the disruption caused by catalytic interferences in organic systems.” The exhibition, "all things are waiting here" runs through April 14.


From the Heart: Expressions in Fiber

Fiber arts have always been a personal expression of the artist. From hand-woven curtains or embroidered samplers in humble homes to great tapestries in the halls of the rich and powerful, textiles in record history, express strongly held beliefs, and celebrate the great events of the human experience.  From the Heart: Expressions in Fiber features new works by members of the Mary Meigs Atwater Weavers Guild.

Art Exhibit: March 9 – April 26; Mon – Thurs 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. or by arrangement 

More information online: culturalcelebration.org


Create a Poetry Zine: Teen Workshop

April is National Poetry Month—and UMOCA would like YOU to be a part of the celebration! Join the SLCC Community Writing Center and Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (UMOCA) for a workshop for teens ages 13 – 18. Come explore poetry and art, then create a zine of your work. This even is free to attend and all materials you need will be provided. To register, please visit slcc.edu/cwc or call 801-957-2192. For questions, please email Elly Baldwin at elly.baldwin@utahmoca.org. **THIS IS A THREE PART WORKSHOP** Because this workshop builds from session to session, it is important to attend all THREE sessions so that you can complete your zine! The dates are: • Saturday, April 15, 2 – 4 PM • Saturday, April 22, 2 – 4 PM • Saturday, April 29, 2 – 4 PM


Exhibition of Rare Maps

A new exhibit at the Utah State Capitol; Rare Maps that Illustrate 500 Years of Exploration in Utah and the Mountain West, shows how mapmakers, tradesman, explorers and others perceived the land that became Utah. The display of 40 rare maps depicts the region from its earliest imaginings by European mapmakers to the modern state boundaries.

An opening reception for Utah Drawn: An Exhibition of Rare Maps will be held in the 4th Floor Gallery of the Utah State Capitol from 9 a.m. to noon on January 27. Additional maps from various institutions and private collectors will be offered as a “show and tell” event in the State Capitol Rotunda between noon and 2 p.m. on January 27. Utah Drawn will be offered through late summer 2017 by the Utah State Historical Society.

“Maps serve many purposes,” said Brad Westwood, Division of State History director. “Maps identify physical geographies and record landmarks and boundaries. They also reflect the imaginations, values, and goals of mapmakers. This is certainly true of these remarkable and rare maps.”


Nasty Women Utah

Nasty Women is a global art movement that serves to demonstrate solidarity among artists who identify with being a Nasty Woman in the face of threats to roll back women’s rights, individual rights, and abortion rights. With over forty fundraising art exhibitions taking place around the United States and abroad, Nasty Women Exhibitions also serve to support organizations defending these rights and to be a platform for organization and resistance. The purpose of this show is to raise funds for Planned Parenthood Utah and peacefully protest a Trump presidency through art and community.