• ARTLandish

    The museum is closed temporarily, but don't miss the UMFA's new series of talks, films, meet-ups, and more that explore our complex relationship with the world around us.

  • Performing Dance Company

    The Dept. of Modern Dance's Spring PDC show is shaking things up with guest choreographer Katie Scherman! Show runsn 2/19-27 in MCD. 

The Finer Points Blog

The Complex Art of Border Politics: Yoshua Okon’s ORACLE
02-12-2016
Chances are, you’ve probably never heard of Yoshua Okón, but one could guarantee that after seeing his current exhibit, you’ll be glad you did. So here’s a little bit of background information:He was born in Mexico City in 1970, and still lives there. His work is “sociological,” meaning that it studies behavior and the ways certain societies operate. He received his Masters of Fine Arts...
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STAGE COMBAT ARTS: An Integrated Approach to Acting, Voice, and Text Work
02-05-2016
Guest post from Chris Duval, Assistant Professor in Department of Theatre and director of fight choreography for Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Movement and breath are inextricably linked. To be engaged, connected, open to stimulus and emotionally available, the breath must be not only free, but also productively engaged.   The balance between an appropriate amount of physical engagement and excess tension can be a challenging mixture to find. ...
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U. of Utah welcomes internationally recognized environmental artist
02-03-2016
On Feb. 9, 2016 at 7 p.m., the University of Utah Department of Art & Art History’s Marva and John Warnock Artist in Residence, Mark Brest van Kempen will give a free and public lecture about his work as an environmental artist in the Gould Auditorium of the Willard Marriott Library. This lecture is part of the Department of Art & Art History’s semester-long Artist...
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U. of Utah to Screen Alumni-directed Film During ASUU Free Film Series
02-02-2016
The University of Utah Department of Film & Media Arts and ASUU Free Film Series have teamed up to present a special screening of “Point B”, a film directed by alumnus of the Department of Film & Media Arts, Conor Long, who graduated in 2010. The free screeing is February 10, 2016 at 7p.m. in the Post Theatre and is open to the public. The popular...
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Working Towards a Better Educational Future: ArtsLINK Conference at the University of Utah
01-22-2016
As interdisciplinary approaches to teaching and art education continue to gain traction in the fields of integrated learning and progressive pedagogy, the University of Utah will be hosting ArtsLINK, a free statewide conference for arts education, elementary education, and Fine Arts students at the University of Utah. With an emphasis on how teachers can explore integrated thematic units in theatre, dance, visual arts, and music, the...
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Fight Direction
01-22-2016
Guest post from Chris Duval, Assistant Professor in Department of Theatre and director of fight choreography for Oregon Shakespeare Festival. I have been fortunate to have been affiliated with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival since 1999, where I have worked as an actor, guest teacher of stage combat, and as a guest fight director.   Oregon Shakespeare Festival: Troilus and Cressida I have just started fight...
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Utah Ballet Two offers a melange of ballet styles this February
01-13-2016
The Department of Ballet presents Utah Ballet Two– February 4-6, 2016 in the Marriott Center for Dance’s Hayes Christensen Theatre The second installment in the Utah Ballet series will feature a rich melange in choreographic styles. Faculty members Jay Kim, Jennifer Weber, and Brent Schneider will each be debuting world-premiere works. Our very own Character Dance Ensemble will be performing under the direction of Richard Wacko.The...
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Hello, Dolly! Already Selling Out!
01-13-2016
The University of Utah’s Department of Theatre presents Hello, Dolly! based on Thornton Wilder's 1955 play, The Matchmaker featuring music and lyrics by Jerry Herman (Mame and La Cage aux Folles) and a book by Michael Stewart (Bye Bye Birdie and 42nd Street). Directed and Choreographed by Musical Theatre Program Head, Denny Berry, the production kicks off this week (runs Jan 15-17) at Kingsbury Hall. Long...
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