Margaret Curtis: This, too. is on view in the Street Gallery through November 9, 2024



Letter from the Director: Arts Belong in the Cultural Core of Our Downtown

May 8, 2024


As many of you have likely heard, big changes are coming to downtown Salt Lake City with the development of a new entertainment district, which directly impacts both UMOCA and Abravanel Hall.

UMOCA’s Spring Newsletter Features Interview with Artist-in-Residence Jerrin Wagstaff

April 3, 2024


"I’m interested in how the American landscape has been used to frame and promote ideas about American culture."

UMOCA’s Fall Newsletter Features Interview with Artist-in-Residence Andrea Jensen

October 27, 2023


Artist-in-Residence Andrea Jensen in conversation about her studio practice and exhibition Solastalgia. "The term “Solastalgia” is derived from both the Latin word for comfort and the Greek word for pain and suffering. It was coined by the philosopher Glenn Albrecht in which he describes it as the feeling of homesickness you have when you are still at home.”

UMOCA’s New Mobile Art Exhibition Explores the Complex Interplay Between Humanity’s Needs and Environmental Impact

September 21, 2023


(Salt Lake City, UT—September 20, 2023) – The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (UMOCA) is excited to announce that the Art Truck will be hitting the road again this school year with a compelling new exhibition by artist and researcher Nina Elder. The exhibition, What Sustains, features intricate large-scale drawings…

“A Greater Utah,” UMOCA’s Sweeping Survey of Utah Artists, Highlights 6 Curators and 29 Artists to Explore the State of Art in Utah

August 1, 2023


Press Release,

The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art is proud to announce that twenty-nine Utah-based artists selected by six Utah-based curators will be featured in the museum’s survey of contemporary art in the state—A Greater Utah

UMOCA Annual Gala 2023 Embraces Surrealism in an Unforgettable Evening of Enchantment & Philanthropy

June 15, 2023


On June 10, 2023, the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art held its annual gala with proceeds going towards UMOCA’s exhibitions, education programs, and community outreach - all vital aspects of the UMOCA mission.

Chie Fueki Winner of $15,000 2023 Catherine Doctorow Prize for Contemporary Painting

May 12, 2023


UMOCA and the Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation are pleased to announce that the New York-based artist Chie Fueki has been awarded the 2023 Catherine Doctorow Prize for Contemporary Painting.

Top 10 Experiences from UMOCA @ CDMX Art Week

February 28, 2023


A group of UMOCA supporters and donors recently joined Executive Director, Laura Hurtado and Curator of Exhibitions, Jared Steffensen for Mexico City’s art week February 6th-10th, 2023.

Request for Proposals: Pre-Design Services for Museum Facility Upgrades

February 22, 2023


The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art is soliciting proposals from qualified Utah based firms/individuals to perform Pre-Design services for the following project—Utah Museum of Contemporary Art Facility Upgrades.

New Artists in Conversation Video Features Artist Talk by AIR Artist Jesse Meredith

December 14, 2022


Overton Windows uses photographs of western Americana paintings and suburban spaces as well as construction materials and vinyl siding to examine the narratives and systems that enforce traditions of access and control in the American West.