As the Lake Fades is open now and on view through June 1, 2024.


Current Exhibitions

Nina Elder: What Sustains

Sep 1, 2023 – Aug 1, 2024

2023-2024 Art Truck Exhibition Nina Elder What Sustains: Landscapes for Curiosity and Connection How do rocks, trees, and holes in the Earth sustain your daily life? Artist and researcher Nina…

Paul Kos: Oracles

Jan 26, 2024 – Jun 29, 2024

Paul Kos is a conceptual artist for whom nature, culture, and language are best understood as process: as sites of labored emergence where transmutation and (mis)translation are constants. Continuing themes…

As the Lake Fades

Jan 26, 2024 – Jun 1, 2024

As The Lake Fades explores drought, climate change, and the environmental crisis facing Utahns today through the lens of the Great Salt Lake. The lake and our air quality are…

Jorge Rojas & Dr. Sasha Reed: The Biocrust Project

Jan 26, 2024 – Jun 1, 2024

Humans use both art and science to explore, understand, and communicate about our world. Despite this inherent connection, artists and scientists typically work in isolation. Canyonlands Research Center’s (CRC’s) Artist…

Everything Is Collective: Expected Image

Jan 26, 2024 – Apr 27, 2024

Over the past five years, Everything Is Collective has made experimental works in response to how the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) uses visuality, photography, and images as a crucial…

Diane Tuft: Entropy

Jan 26, 2024 – Apr 27, 2024

Entropy is “a measure of disorder within a system,” which can increase if left unchecked. In the case of climate change, greenhouse gases trap heat in the atmosphere, creating increasingly…

Jerrin Wagstaff: American Landscapes

Jan 26, 2024 – Mar 30, 2024

American Landscapes explores how the landscape of the American West shapes ideas about American identity today. As a starting point for the series, Wagstaff looks at idealized versions of the…

Upcoming Exhibitions

There are no upcoming exhibitions at this time.

Past Exhibitions

Andrea Jensen: Solastalgia

Oct 20, 2023 – Jan 6, 2024

Solastalgia, as defined by the philosopher Glenn Albrecht, is the feeling of homesickness while we are still at home. More specifically, it describes the anxiety experienced due to environmental changes,…

2023 Doctorow Prize Winner: Chie Fueki

Sep 29, 2023 – Jan 6, 2024

The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, in partnership with the Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation, is honored to present the winner of the 2023 Catherine Doctorow Prize for Contemporary…

A Greater Utah

Jul 28, 2023 – Jan 6, 2024

↗ View a digital version of the exhibition here. A Greater Utah is an ambitious survey of artists living and working in Utah today. Curated by six leading curators, cultural…

Steven Stallings-Cardenas: Left Time

Jul 28, 2023 – Jan 6, 2024

In Left Time, Steven Stallings-Cardenas combines music and performance as metaphor to examine workers and their labor through a cyclical narrative that focuses on a nondescript drummer (worker). Dressed in…

Alyce Carrier: Cake Stand Altar

Aug 11, 2023 – Jan 6, 2024

In 2018, my sister disappeared for a little less than a year. In that year, I was incessant in my attempt to make sense of her physical and mental absence,…

Artist-in-Training: Head in the Clouds

Sep 1, 2023 – Oct 21, 2023

This student exhibition features work by artists aged 8-14 who participated in the Museum’s Artist-in-Training camp. Throughout the summer, the artists experimented with new mediums, toured current exhibitions, and collaborated…

Ben Sang: Gut Set

Jul 28, 2023 – Oct 14, 2023

“The archive plays a big role in this whole exhibition,” says artist Ben Sang, explaining that the collective body of work functions as “artifacts of an embodied experience of living…

Utah Division of Arts & Museums Statewide Annual UT ’23 Mixed Media & Works On Paper

Jun 23, 2023 – Sep 16, 2023

Visual arts competitions and exhibitions have been a project of the Utah Division of Arts & Museums (UA&M) since 1899. The Statewide Annual Exhibition (SWA) is an annual juried exhibition…

UMOCA x Aïsha Lehmann Present: My Roots, Your Roots

Sep 12, 2022 – Aug 30, 2023

Through visual narratives, My Roots, Your Roots explores the intricacies of authentic and perceived identities. Multimedia artist Aïsha Lehmann uses printmaking techniques to communicate the stories and experiences that form…

Alexis Rausch: Nobody likes it here

Jun 23, 2023 – Aug 5, 2023

Nobody likes it here is a collaborative photography and performance project between Alexis Rausch and 12 international artists and creators. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Rausch created a mask of her own…