Saturday January 31st, 2015 - 11:00 am (25 total times)
The presence of text in art has greatly increased in the modern era, but the relationship of language and visual art have a much longer history. [con]text examines this history as represented in the UMFA's permanent collection. From an ancient Egyptian wall relief to medieval illuminated manuscripts to the contemporary practices of John Cage, Bruce Nauman, and Willie Cole, this exhibition looks at the way visual artists have harnessed the power of language to document, to inspire, to inform, and to persuade. [con]text also explores how language itself constantly evolves, leading to both the loss and creation of meaning. Visit umfa.utah.edu for information.
Thursday February 5th, 2015 - 5:00 pm (25 total times)
Celebrate the rich and varied contributions of Latino artists in the United States since the mid-twentieth century. "Our America" presents the works of 72 leading modern and contemporary artists and explores how they shaped the artistic movements of their day and recalibrated key themes in American art and culture. On view Feb. 6-May 17, 2015. Community preview and party, Feb. 5, 5-7 p.m.