Pop Up Art at UMFA

Dana Rogers with the Utah Museum of Fine Arts creates fun adventures for the whole family on Studio 5


The UMFA is celebrating the intricate art of paper engineering with the exhibition, The Art of Robert Sabuda: Travels in Time and Space, on view through September 9. A best-selling author, Sabuda is recognized as one of the world’s leading pop-up paper artists and engineers. His detailed paper sculptures, dazzling in their color schemes and mechanics, bring both classic and original stories to life. The Sabuda gallery features a work station where visitors will be able to create their very own pop-up. In conjunction with the exhibition we are offering a wide variety of programming forboth children and adults including:

A new Family Backpack where young visitors can create their own pop-up book. We have a variety of family backpacks full of fun activities for young visitors to the Museum. Backpacks are FREE and available for check-out at the visitor services desk.

Artful Afternoon: Turning Paper into Art. July 21 from 1 – 4 pm Join us for this FREE Artful Afternoon Family Festival. Bring the whole family for special art-making activities, a treasure hunt, paper pop-up workshops, and more! The day and all of the events will be FREE and open to the public.

Family Activities Include:

Making paper pop-ups

Paper engineering workshops



Treasure Hunt

Fan Decorating

Group Paper Sculpture

General Museum information: Admission costs: $5 adult, $3 seniors and children 6-18, all children under 6 and U of U students, faculty and staff are free. Hours: Tues- Friday 10 am – 5 pm, Wed. 10 am – 8 pm, Weekends 11 am – 5 pm, closed on Mondays. FREE day the first Wednesday of every month thanks to ZAP.


For more information about activities at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, go to www.umfa.utah.edu or call (801) 581-7332

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