Events for Art & Museum Exhibits

Sensory Inclusive Afternoon

All children and families are invited to this sensory-inclusive afternoon of play! From 4 – 6 pm, we’ll be turning the lights down, reducing noise in the museum, and having a special Oobleck activity. Sensory bags equipped with noise-canceling headphones, fidget tools, and verbal cue cards are available for checkout at the Admissions Desk. A limited number of weighted lap pads are also available upon request.

$10 Admission per Person for All Families

Opening Reception for Site Lines

Opening Reception Site Lines: Recent Work by University of Utah Art Facultywill be on the 27th.

This is a free event sponsored by the College of Fine Arts and the Department of Art and Art History. Gather in the UMFA Great Hall for a reception open to the public to celebrate the opening of Site Lines: Recent Work by University of Utah Art Faculty. Refreshments and light hors d’oeuvres will be provided.

Utah Design Exhibit

The Utah Design Exhibit (UDx) is an annual furniture and design exhibit that focuses on fine furniture and interior goods that are designed and built in Salt Lake City. The showcase will feature both traditional woodworking techniques, as well as contemporary design. The show will allow attendees to meet builders and designers working in the Salt Lake Valley and experience those behind an unparalleled craftsmanship. Come enjoy music and drinks while experiencing the art of fine woodworking and design. Information online: @utahdesignexhibit

2018 Indian Art Market

Shop for Native American art and jewelry at the Natural History Museum of Utah. The Indian Art Market is an annual juried show at NHMU featuring the top regional Native American artists. Jesse Johnson, two-time Best of Show winner in 2016 and 2017, is among the artists returning to NHMU for the 2018 Indian Art Market. Johnson, from Zuni Pueblo in New Mexico, is a skilled designer and crafter of authentic Zuni petite point jewelry. The Indian Art Market and associated programs are free and open to the public. Regular admission required to see the full museum. For more information, follow this link to the event page on the NHMU website: or call the NHMU front desk at 801.581.6927

On the Border of Realism - Artist Reception

The Utah Division of Arts & Museums presents On the Border of Realism September 14 through November 2, 2018, at the Alice Gallery. A Gallery Stroll artist reception will be held on October 19 from 6pm to 9pm. The Alice Gallery is located at the historic Glendinning Mansion at 617 East South Temple in Salt Lake City and is free and open to the public Tuesday through Friday 10am to 4pm. On the Border of Realism features the artwork of Jan Andrews and Trent Alvey. These artists are inspired by capturing the transitory moments of everyday life, the movement of light, and the impressions these illuminated scenes leave on the senses. Both use photography as their medium, but use different subject matter for inspiration. Alvey photographs water mixing with paint in a paint tray, while Andrews photographs flowers through hazy greenhouse windows. Visit for more info.