Events for Art & Museum Exhibits

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.”


Yoga at the Museum

Experience a unique and meditative class taught in the heart of one of Salt Lake City’s most vibrant cultural spaces, the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art. For one night only, UMOCA is opening its doors after hours to give patrons the chance to practice yoga surrounded by imaginative and provocative art. Led by local yoga teacher Shannan Hansen, this special yoga event will enrich your creative energy and connect you with art in a new and memorable way. Featuring UMOCA’s current Main Gallery exhibition “Rona Pondick and Robert Feintuch: Heads, Hands, Feet: Sleeping, Holding, Dreaming, Dying.” For more information, please contact communications@utahmoca.org. Preregister $15: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/yoga-night-at-the-museum-tickets-33263308451 Tickets at the door: $20


Yoga at the Museum

Experience a unique and meditative class taught in the heart of one of Salt Lake City’s most vibrant cultural spaces, the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art. For one night only, UMOCA is opening its doors after hours to give patrons the chance to practice yoga surrounded by imaginative and provocative art. Led by local yoga teacher Shannan Hansen, this special yoga event will enrich your creative energy and connect you with art in a new and memorable way. Featuring UMOCA’s current Main Gallery exhibition “Rona Pondick and Robert Feintuch: Heads, Hands, Feet: Sleeping, Holding, Dreaming, Dying.” For more information, please contact communications@utahmoca.org. Preregister $15: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/yoga-night-at-the-museum-tickets-33263308451 Tickets at the door: $20


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.  

 


MOMENTS

MOMENTS is a one-night experimental art event showcasing performative, ephemeral, temporary, and light-based art. MOMENTS will take place during the First Friday Art Stroll in a variety of spaces throughout Downtown Ogden, activating traditional and nontraditional areas. Visitors will be able to stroll throughout the sites, seeing work from more than 20 artists ranging from video projections, dance performances, music, temporary installations, light-based sculpture, participatory art projects, and more. MOMENTS is brought to you by Ogden First, Inc., Ogden City Arts, Union Creative Agency, Weber County RAMP, Target, and the Utah Division of Arts & Museums.


MOMENTS

MOMENTS is a one-night experimental art event showcasing performative, ephemeral, temporary, and light-based art. MOMENTS will take place during the First Friday Art Stroll in a variety of spaces throughout Downtown Ogden, activating traditional and nontraditional areas. Visitors will be able to stroll throughout the sites, seeing work from more than 20 artists ranging from video projections, dance performances, music, temporary installations, light-based sculpture, participatory art projects, and more. MOMENTS is brought to you by Ogden First, Inc., Ogden City Arts, Union Creative Agency, Weber County RAMP, Target, and the Utah Division of Arts & Museums.


Common Elicitors of Wonder: An Art Exhibit

An art exhibit curated by Jason Hatfield and Logan Kiefer featuring the works of over 15 local artists. "An awe-inspiring thing can be literally large or conceptually large, but in either case your current understanding or frame of reference can't accommodate it."


Common Elicitors of Wonder: An Art Exhibit

An art exhibit curated by Jason Hatfield and Logan Kiefer featuring the works of over 15 local artists. "An awe-inspiring thing can be literally large or conceptually large, but in either case your current understanding or frame of reference can't accommodate it."


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.


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.