Utah Museum of Fine Arts: Monet to Picasso

Gretchen Dietrich, Director of Public Programs and Curatorial Affairs with the Museum comes to Studio 5 with a special gift to Utah audiences from the Cleveland Museum of Art

Here are some important facts about the Monet to Picasso Exhibition:


• On view through September 21, Monet to Picasso from the Cleveland Museum of Art features 100 years of European masterworks dating from 1864-1964.

• The UMFA is privileged to be one of only four North American venues selected to host this marquee international touring exhibition. The works on display in this show have never been to Utah.

• Monet to Picasso from the Cleveland Museum of Art features works by the leading artists of the European modernist movements dating from 1864 to 1964.

• The exhibition was most recently featured in Vancouver, where over 200,000 patrons viewed these master works. Prior to that, more than a half million visitors attended shows in Tokyo, Beijing and Seoul.

• The show features more than seventy paintings and sculptures by luminaries of Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Cubism, and Surrealism and includes key works by Gustave Courbet, Pierre August Renoir, Edgar Degas, Edouard Manet, Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, Paul Cézanne, Pierre Bonnard, Auguste Rodin, Pablo Picasso, Amedeo Modigliani, Henri Matisse, Rene Magritte, Georges Braque, Max Ernst, Piet Mondrian, Henry Moore, and Salvador Dali.

• This exhibition will allow UMFA visitors the rare opportunity to see an extraordinary gathering of work up close by some of the most important modern masters of the last two centuries.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday:

10:30 am to 5:30 pm


10:30 AM to 8:00 PM


Adult: $15.00

Senior (65+): $10.00

Child (6-18 yrs): $10.00

Child (5 and under): Free

University of Utah Faculty, Staff, and Students (with valid ID): $10.00

Group Rate (10 or more) Advanced Reservation Required:
$10.00 per person

Monet to Picasso Public Programs

Complementing this extraordinary exhibition, are a variety of fun and educational programs. Designed to deepen and enrich your museum experience, we have something for everyone! For detailed information, visit www.umfa.utah.edu.

Audio Guides
Admission to the Monet to Picasso exhibition includes an audiotour created to provide additional information and insight into many of the works on view. Visitors may choose between an audiotour created for adults or one for families. In addition, a fun Monet to Picasso take-away activity guide will also be available for children and families.

Monet to Picasso Curator Lectures
Join us for two, free, hour-long lectures about the exhibition and the artists on view.
August 2 at 1pm: William H. Robinson, Curator of Modern European Art at the Cleveland Museum of Art
September 9 at 2pm: Jill Dawsey, Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art at the UMFA

Mini-Lecture Series

On Sunday afternoons at 3pm beginning July 6, enjoy free 20 minute mini-lectures on a wide variety of topics related to the exhibition given by Museum staff, community members and U of U faculty. Each talk will focus on a different topic of interest including individual artists whose work is in the exhibition, as well as the music, literature and fashion of the times.

Film Series

A selection of films relating to the artists on view will be screened on Saturday afternoons at 1pm beginning on
July 12. Films include:

July 12, An American in Paris (1951)

July 26, Vincent and Theo (1990)

August 9, Cabaret (1972)

August 23, Spellbound (1945)

September 6, Camille Claudel (1988)

September 20, Amants de Montparnasse (1958)


Enroll in an art history class for adults which allows incredible access to the exhibition and delves in great detail into the lives and work of the artists on view. The class will meet at the UMFA from 9:30-11:30am every day during the week of August 4. For information about fees and to register, please call 801-587-5433.

Future Masters Art Contest

The future of art rests in the hands of those carrying on the great traditions of painting and sculpture. Could your son or daughter be the world’s next Picasso?

In conjunction with the Utah Museum of Fine Arts Monet to Picasso Exhibition from the Cleveland Museum of Art, the UMFA and KSL are sponsoring a Future Masters Art Contest. The UMFA is dedicated to supporting the development of artistic creativity and talent in the youth of Utah and strives to encourage art making and a love of the arts. To participate in the Future Masters Art Contest, children ages 6 – 14 are invited to submit their favorite work of art by August 1, 2008.

Artwork submitted will be displayed on KSL.com and visitors will have an opportunity to vote for their favorite up-and-coming artist in one of three age categories ( 6-8, 9-11, 12-14). Three winners from each category will receive a family membership to the UMFA, an art class with local artist Brian Kershisnik and a chance for their artwork to be featured on KSL’s Studio 5.

UMFA Public Programs

Third Saturdays for Families

On the third Saturday of every month from 2 – 4 pm, the Museum offers FREE studio art programs for children ages four to 12 years old. Participants take tours of specific exhibitions and then enter the studio to create a related art project themselves.

Family Backpack Excursions

Available for check out daily, the UMFA’s backpacks provide interactive learning tools for our young visitors with fun and interesting activities featuring Museum works.

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