The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art believes in the power of the art of our time. Through programming, advocacy, and collaboration, we work with artists and communities to build a better world.

First Look Friday: Two New Exhibitions

May 12, 2023 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Join us for the opening reception of two new exhibitions—2023 Annual Gala Art Auction Exhibition & Mitchell Barton: Razorbarks. The 2023 Annual Gala Art Auction features artworks donated by 39 local artists. Mitchell Barton is an artist working in Salt Lake City. He received a BFA from Brigham Young University in 2017.

By generously donating artworks to this year’s auction, the artists featured in the 2023 Annual Gala Art Auction Exhibition help to sustain UMOCA’s mission in real and tangible ways, directly impacting artists and their careers and helping to expand the ecology of artmaking in Utah.

The opening reception will feature music by Jazz Jaguars.