Events for Art & Museum Exhibits

Are you Normal?

We invite you to explore the great range of human diversity with us. The biological bases for who we are–as humans and as individuals–are not fixed and not uniform. No two of us are the same. As a result, categories constructed to divide us from each other, based on concepts like race or gender, need to be examined and questioned. Even those variations that fall farther from the average–those we typically deem “disabilities,” like deafness and Down syndrome–bring tangible and intangible benefits to those who carry them and the communities in which they live. Give the challenge of defining “normal,” new genetic tools that promise to correct “abnormalities” and improve human life demand scrutiny. What are their promises and pitfalls? They may empower parents desperate to change the biological inheritance of their offspring. But they may also further privilege those with many advantages. These technologies also suggest radical possibilities: Could we amplify the already vast diversity of human forms? Why not consider the strengths of other species–and re imagine our own? Join us, and ask yourself…Are you normal?


Utah Watercolor Society Spring Open Exhibition

This annual exhibition, brought to you by the Utah Watercolor Society, will showcase the best of Utah’s water media artists. This year’s exhibition was juried by nationally renowned artist Janet Rogers.  Her task was to select 90 works from the 199 entries submitted.  Many of the displaying artists are themselves nationally renowned in water media.  “Water media” means works that can be completed in any medium using water to move the paint, such as traditional watercolor, acrylic, inks, and gouache.  All works for this exhibition are painted in a “traditional” manner, in that they are painted on paper and presented under glass.  Come view the dazzling display of watercolor at its finest, on display at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center May 4 – June 28, 2017.

Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony May 4, 6 – 8 p.m.  


Arts in the Parks with UMOCA's Art Truck

Arts in the Parks is a free program that offers opportunities for children to explore visual and performing arts through hands-on activities. The program travels to six different Ogden city parks for one week at a time during the summer months. Attend Arts in the Parks and visit the UMOCA Art Truck, currently exhibiting Jaime Salvador Castillo and Michael Anthony García’s "whereABOUTS." Jaime Salvador Castillo and Michael Anthony García’s "whereABOUTS" is an immersive and interactive installation that investigates location, identity and community. Students learn about mapping as a way to understand and express relationships between identity and place. Then, they explore their own communities through creative map-making of their neighborhoods. The "whereABOUTS" installation aims to connect students from different communities around the state by providing opportunities for visitors to learn about experiences other than their own. About the Art Truck: The Art Truck is a traveling educational art exhibit that takes exciting and accessible contemporary art, created by leading local and national artists, directly to schools and community venues across the state. Each visit by the Art Truck includes the expertise of a trained museum educator who leads students through a meaningful exploration of the current exhibition. To request a visit from the Art Truck, email Madeline Savarese at madeline.savarese@utahmoca.org or call 801-328-4201 x 110. For more information, please visit http://www.utahmoca.org/art-truck/.


Arts in the Parks with UMOCA's Art Truck

Arts in the Parks is a free program that offers opportunities for children to explore visual and performing arts through hands-on activities. The program travels to six different Ogden city parks for one week at a time during the summer months. Attend Arts in the Parks and visit the UMOCA Art Truck, currently exhibiting Jaime Salvador Castillo and Michael Anthony García’s "whereABOUTS." Jaime Salvador Castillo and Michael Anthony García’s "whereABOUTS" is an immersive and interactive installation that investigates location, identity and community. Students learn about mapping as a way to understand and express relationships between identity and place. Then, they explore their own communities through creative map-making of their neighborhoods. The "whereABOUTS" installation aims to connect students from different communities around the state by providing opportunities for visitors to learn about experiences other than their own. About the Art Truck: The Art Truck is a traveling educational art exhibit that takes exciting and accessible contemporary art, created by leading local and national artists, directly to schools and community venues across the state. Each visit by the Art Truck includes the expertise of a trained museum educator who leads students through a meaningful exploration of the current exhibition. To request a visit from the Art Truck, email Madeline Savarese at madeline.savarese@utahmoca.org or call 801-328-4201 x 110. For more information, please visit http://www.utahmoca.org/art-truck/.


Arts in the Parks with UMOCA's Art Truck

Arts in the Parks is a free program that offers opportunities for children to explore visual and performing arts through hands-on activities. The program travels to six different Ogden city parks for one week at a time during the summer months. Attend Arts in the Parks and visit the UMOCA Art Truck, currently exhibiting Jaime Salvador Castillo and Michael Anthony García’s "whereABOUTS." Jaime Salvador Castillo and Michael Anthony García’s "whereABOUTS" is an immersive and interactive installation that investigates location, identity and community. Students learn about mapping as a way to understand and express relationships between identity and place. Then, they explore their own communities through creative map-making of their neighborhoods. The "whereABOUTS" installation aims to connect students from different communities around the state by providing opportunities for visitors to learn about experiences other than their own. About the Art Truck: The Art Truck is a traveling educational art exhibit that takes exciting and accessible contemporary art, created by leading local and national artists, directly to schools and community venues across the state. Each visit by the Art Truck includes the expertise of a trained museum educator who leads students through a meaningful exploration of the current exhibition. To request a visit from the Art Truck, email Madeline Savarese at madeline.savarese@utahmoca.org or call 801-328-4201 x 110. For more information, please visit http://www.utahmoca.org/art-truck/.


Arts in the Parks with UMOCA's Art Truck

Arts in the Parks is a free program that offers opportunities for children to explore visual and performing arts through hands-on activities. The program travels to six different Ogden city parks for one week at a time during the summer months. Attend Arts in the Parks and visit the UMOCA Art Truck, currently exhibiting Jaime Salvador Castillo and Michael Anthony García’s "whereABOUTS." Jaime Salvador Castillo and Michael Anthony García’s "whereABOUTS" is an immersive and interactive installation that investigates location, identity and community. Students learn about mapping as a way to understand and express relationships between identity and place. Then, they explore their own communities through creative map-making of their neighborhoods. The "whereABOUTS" installation aims to connect students from different communities around the state by providing opportunities for visitors to learn about experiences other than their own. About the Art Truck: The Art Truck is a traveling educational art exhibit that takes exciting and accessible contemporary art, created by leading local and national artists, directly to schools and community venues across the state. Each visit by the Art Truck includes the expertise of a trained museum educator who leads students through a meaningful exploration of the current exhibition. To request a visit from the Art Truck, email Madeline Savarese at madeline.savarese@utahmoca.org or call 801-328-4201 x 110. For more information, please visit http://www.utahmoca.org/art-truck/.


Arts in the Parks with UMOCA's Art Truck

Arts in the Parks is a free program that offers opportunities for children to explore visual and performing arts through hands-on activities. The program travels to six different Ogden city parks for one week at a time during the summer months. Attend Arts in the Parks and visit the UMOCA Art Truck, currently exhibiting Jaime Salvador Castillo and Michael Anthony García’s "whereABOUTS." Jaime Salvador Castillo and Michael Anthony García’s "whereABOUTS" is an immersive and interactive installation that investigates location, identity and community. Students learn about mapping as a way to understand and express relationships between identity and place. Then, they explore their own communities through creative map-making of their neighborhoods. The "whereABOUTS" installation aims to connect students from different communities around the state by providing opportunities for visitors to learn about experiences other than their own. About the Art Truck: The Art Truck is a traveling educational art exhibit that takes exciting and accessible contemporary art, created by leading local and national artists, directly to schools and community venues across the state. Each visit by the Art Truck includes the expertise of a trained museum educator who leads students through a meaningful exploration of the current exhibition. To request a visit from the Art Truck, email Madeline Savarese at madeline.savarese@utahmoca.org or call 801-328-4201 x 110. For more information, please visit http://www.utahmoca.org/art-truck/.


Ron Campbell Cartoon Animator Exhibition

Ron Campbell, Beatles Yellow Submarine animator and Beatles Saturday morning TV cartoon series director will appear live, painting, exhibiting and talking cartoons at Prothro Gallery July 7th through July 9th.

Campbell will also be exhibiting artwork featuring other beloved cartoon characters that encompass his 50-year career in Children’s Television such as Scooby Doo, the Smurfs, Rugrats, Winnie the Pooh, Flintstones, Jetsons, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles & more.

All works are available to purchase. 

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Sticks Laid in Patterns and Other Mundane Oracles

Sticks Laid In Patterns and Other Mundane Oracles is a works on paper exhibition by Wren Ross that asks us to re-evaluate our everyday surroundings and circumstances. For this body of work, Ross drew inspiration from communities built on oral storytelling traditions and those who rely on reworking cultural myths to inform their futures.


Sticks Laid in Patterns and Other Mundane Oracles

Sticks Laid In Patterns and Other Mundane Oracles is a works on paper exhibition by Wren Ross that asks us to re-evaluate our everyday surroundings and circumstances. For this body of work, Ross drew inspiration from communities built on oral storytelling traditions and those who rely on reworking cultural myths to inform their futures.