The Utah Museum of Fine Arts is your family’s passport to a world of art and culture. With a collection of nearly 18,000 objects from around the globe, as well as a dynamic schedule of changing exhibitions, every visit to the Museum is a new experience.
To help visitors explore the many art objects on view in the galleries, the UMFA creates a variety of year-round public programs for visitors of all ages. Don’t miss the fun art education programs and activities planned for summer 2010!
Third Saturday Art Activity for Families
On the third Saturday of every month from 2-4 pm, the UMFA holds a free studio art activity just for families. Third Saturday art activities begin with a tour of the UMFA, and end with an exciting hands-on art project in the classroom. Thanks to the Zoo, Arts, and Parks fund, more than 1,800 children and adults benefit from the UMFA’s Third Saturday program each year.
Decorate T-Shirts: May 15 • 2-4 pm
View student artwork in the UMFA’s Community: Eat, Work, Play exhibition and then be inspired to create an art object of your own.
Yarn Painting: June 19 • 2-4 pm
The UMFA’s big summer exhibition, Las Artes de México, contains beautiful yarn paintings that reveal stories of their makers. Explore the use of yarn as an art material and make a one-of-a-kind wall hanging that tells the story of you.
Artful Afternoon: July 17 • 1-4 pm
It’s a party at the Museum and the whole family is invited! Enjoy a free day of fun activities celebrating the art and culture of Mexico, including stories, performances, art making, and more. This is not to be missed!
2010 Summer Classes for Children
School’s out, the kids are bored, and you want something fun and educational for them to do this summer. Look no further! The UMFA is presenting three classes for kids from preschoolers to preteens. Register now by calling 801-581-6984. Each class is $80 plus a $20 special fee.
Making Art: Mom, Dad, and Me
Session 1 July 6 through 9 • 10 am-12 pm
Session 2 July 13 through 16 • 10 am-12 pm
A class for parents and their pre-schoolers, ages 2-5. We will create one-of-a-kind paintings, masks, sculptures, and frames for beginning artists, with storytelling, hands-on art objects, and strolls through the galleries.
Colors of Mexico: July 19 through 22 • 10 am-12:30 pm
Las Artes de Mexico will inspire colorful activities, stories, songs, and games in this class for kids ages 6-12. Participants will discover white skeletons, green jade, and elaborate red costumes, and become world travelers as they explore the beautiful art, language, and culture of Mexico!
Young Curators: July 27 through 30 • 10 am-12:30 pm
Pre-teens ages 9-12 will have a blast discovering the UMFA behind the scenes by touring the Museum, investigating objects and materials, participating in hands-on art activities, and curating their own exhibition.
For more information, please visit www.umfa.utah.edu.