2014 Annual Gala
Diamond Horseshoe Roundup 

Tables and Tickets Are Nearly Sold Out, Get Yours Now! 

Put on your cowboy boots and get ready to kick up your heels for the Diamond Horseshoe Roundup. Enjoy an artisan meal provided by the Blended Table, refreshing drinks, dancing, and of course, live, silent, and art auctions.  

Fluid Art: Bringing Together Art & Ales

Come blend your palate with the palette of more than 60 artists. Join the Utah Brewers' Guild and the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art for this fun-filled evening pairing art and ales. 


Each participating Utah brewery has been provided a piece of art from UMOCA's exhibitions and asked to pair it with one of their beers. Come see what they came up with!

3oz. beer pairings and light appetizers will be provided. 


Participating Breweries Include:
Epic Brewing Company, Red Rock Brewing, Squatters Pubs and Beers, Wasatch Brewpub and Brewery, Desert Edge Brewery, Bohemian Brewery and Shades of Pale.

$20 suggested donation. All proceeds go to the Utah Brewers' Guild and the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art.

Space is limited, must be 21 or older to attend, valid ID required. 
In Motion: Borders and Migrations

In collaboration with Professor Elena Shtromberg and the students from the course, Visual Culture along the U.S./Mexico Border at the University of Utah, the exhibit, In Motion: Borders and Migrations, will examine different manifestations of the Mexico and United States border in the visual arts, giving residents and visitors of Utah the experience of this unique geographic boundary through artist projects that offer both visual and conceptual alternatives to mainstream media representations.

In addition to the exhibition In Motion: Borders and Migrations, the opening night reception will feature a live performance piece by Caleb Duarte, created for the exhibition. The piece will be filmed and displayed through video for the remaining run of the exhibition. VIEW EXHIBITION >  

MAY 16 | 7-9 PM Opening Reception 
Melik Ohanian: Welcome to Hanksville
The New Generes Gallery Cultural Cartographies Series  begins in the Utah desert with Melik Ohanian's Welcome to Hanksville (2003). This film examines the congregation of a group of pseudo-scientists on August 27 2003, during the cosmological opposition of Mars to the Earth. The desert, reminiscent of the vacant landscape on Mars, is transformed into an unknown territory waiting to be explored. Ohanian's film is a slow investigation of an actual site and the potential of this place extending into time, space, and imagination. VIEW EXHIBITION>

MAY 16 | 7-9 PM Opening Reception
2014 Gala Artists

Join us for a reception with the 2014 Gala: Diamond Horseshoe Roundup Artists. Bring your smart phone, mobile bidding opens!

Thank you artists for your talent and your support of Utah's premiere contemporary arts venue.

MAY 16 | 7-9 PM Opening Reception
Andrea Jensen: Entropostasis

Oscillating between moments of stillness and devastation, Andrea Jensen's mixed media paintings reimagine sublime landscapes as blueprints of impermanence. Entropostasis reconsiders concepts of failure and decay in order to reveal how the skeletal remains of crumbling infrastructure become the foundations for future landscapes.VIEW EXHIBITION >  

do it   

Using written instructions by renowned artists as a point of departure, this exhibition is uniquely site-specific to Utah through the engagement with the community and use of resources available locally. VIEW EXHIBITION > 

UMOCA's sponsors: City Weekly, Craft Lake City, and Slug Magazine


Contributors include: Cactus & Tropicals, KCPW Public Broadcasting, Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, and Taffy Town Gourmet Taffty.


do it is a traveling exhibition conceived and curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, and organized by Independant Curators International (ICI) New York.


KUED Presents:
Ruben Salazar, Man In The Middle

Ruben Salazar, Man in the Middle, a documentary by Phillip Rodriguez, examines the life and mysterious death of pioneering journalist Ruben Salazar. Killed under mysterious circumstances by a law enforcement officer in 1970, Salazar became an instant martyr to Latinos - many of whom had criticized his reporting during his lifetime. Q&A to follow. MORE>

This documentary is arranged in correlation with UMOCA's exhibition In Motion: Borders and Migrations.


MAY 9 | 7 PM  

KUED Presents: 
Latino Americans Series

It is the first major documentary series for television to chronicle the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have helped shape the United States over the last 500-plus years and have become, with more than 50 million people, the largest minority group in the U.S. MORE>

This 6 part series is arranged in correlation with UMOCA's exhibition In Motion: Borders and Migrations.     


LATINO AMERICANS is a production of WETA Washington, D.C.; Bosch and Co., Inc.; and Latino Public Broadcasting, in association with the Independent Television Service.


Major funding for LATINO AMERICANS is provided by Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), the Annenberg Foundation, Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), Ford Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, The Rockefeller Foundation, The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations and The Summerlee Foundation. Funding for outreach is supported by a grant from The New York Community Trust.


MAY 17 | 3 PM Foreigners in Their Own Land 

MAY 31 | 3 PM Empire of Dreams  

Welcome New Artists In Residence


UMOCA is excited to welcome the new artists in residence for 2014: Jonathan Frioux, Levi Jackson and Tatiana Svrckova Larsen. Not only were these artists selected based on artistic merit by a panel of art world professionals, but also their commitment to work in a contemporary idiom and an eagerness to propel their careers to a national level.


UMOCA's program is also designed to meet the needs of artist-educators working in Utah. We are happy to announce that Jorge Rojas will be joining us for the summer. Jorge currently teaches Art History at East High School as part of the Clemente Humanities Course.  


Stroller Tours

Beginning before the doors open to the public, Stroller Tours are designed to ease your concerns associated with talkative children and crying babies by providing you an exclusive time for museum exploration and tailored, grown-up discussions free of pressure. 

Please remember, touching the art is not allowed unless told otherwise. We recommend toddlers remain in their strollers. 

MAY 14 | 9:30 AM   
Family Art Saturday: Patterned Painting


This month's Family Art Saturday is inspired by a selection from this set of instructions. Become an instant artist using paper, a pencil and ten colors of your choice. Explore pattern, rhythm, color and balance while following a set of rules to create your own painting.  


MAY 10 | 2 - 4 PM | FREE Supplies Provided 

Art Truck: Calder Kamin

Focusing on the animals that have evolved to thrive in urban environments, artist and educator Calder Kamin from Kansas City, MO helps to create awareness of mankind's impact on biodiversity. Talk to your school administrator to schedule a visit to the Art Truck with your class.
MAY 1 | Mountain West Arts Conference
MAY  3 | 9th & 9th Art Walk
MAY 9 | Uintah Elementary Art Night
MAY 10 | Tracy Aviary Urban Bird Festival
MAY 30 | Lincoln Elementary Community Block Party 
In This Issue
All New Summer Camps!


UMOCA is excited to team up with Discovery Gateway to offer summer camp opportunities for your second/third grader and your fourth/fifth grader!

Reclaim It!

During this camp, discover ways that art and science illuminate what it means to reduce, reuse, and recycle.  Starting at Discovery Gateway, use your imagination to transform trash into treasure. Create unique works of art with unusual materials and unearth the essential reasons why we recycle through science experiments and hands-on projects.  Then, head to the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art to explore recycled materials in art, gain inspiration from the outdoors, and use the fundamentals of art as a springboard for creating a functional outdoor sculpture in UMOCA's gardens.


JUL 7-11 | Second & Third Graders


AUG 4-8 | Fourth & Fifth Graders

Ma Vollkommer

The newest addition to the UMOCA Art Shop is Ma Vollkommer, a self-taught artist whose work is intricately charming. Desiring to create jewelry unlike any other, Vollkommer constructs hand wrapped metal frames from which glass, metal, and stone beads are stitched together. The result of this process are bubbly forms of cheerful, often seasonal, colors and patterns resembling the product of embroidery work. SEE ART SHOP ARTISTS >  

Become A Member

When you become a UMOCA member, you will have access to unlimited entry plus a continuous calendar of talks and workshops hosted by renowned artists and art world professionals. You also gain preferred access to RSVP film screenings, special events and private opening receptions.

Stay in touch with broader contemporary art community with a range of benefit levels. Find the membership that describes you>  


You Are So Kind

Zion's Bank
The Andy Warhol Foundation For The Visual Arts      

Zoo, Arts & Parks       

George S. & Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation       

Nordstrom, Inc.       

Lawrence T. & Janet T. Dee Charitable Foundation 

Utah Division of Arts & Museums       

Kanter Family Foundation       

The Sam & Diane Stewart Family Foundation       

Willard L. Eccles Charitable Foundation

The Richard K. & Shirley S. Hemingway Foundation 

Salt Lake City Arts Council       


The Jarvis & Constance Doctorow Family Foundation

B. W. Bastian Foundation       

Dr. Ezekiel R. & Edna Wattis Dumke Foundation 

Robertson Properties Midwest LLC       

The Marriner S. Eccles Foundation       

The William H. & Mattie Wattis Harris Foundation

Visit Salt Lake

Like us on Facebook    Follow us on Twitter    Find us on Pinterest
Utah Museum Of Contemporary Art
20 South West Temple Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Copyright 2013. All Rights Reserved.