Wednesday May 27th, 2015 - 10:00 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.
Wednesday May 27th, 2015 - 7:00 pm
The documentary "Gray Matters," which profiles Eileen Gray, the 20th century artist/architect/designer who changed the way people interacted with furniture.