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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.

UMOCA Announces Rich Walje as the New President of its Board of Trustees

December 13, 2022


Press Release

The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art announces former CEO of Rocky Mountain Power Rich Walje as the new president of the museum’s board of trustees.

The Best Gifts at this Year’s UMOCAxVSL Holiday Shoppe

December 7, 2022


Annual UMOCAxVSL Holiday Shoppe, Saturday, December 10, 2022, 10am–6pm, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, 20 S W Temple, SLC The Annual UMOCAxVSL Holiday Shoppe is coming up fast! To give you a better idea of what you can expect from the Shoppe this Saturday, December 10, we’ve asked some of…

New Artists in Focus Video Features Performance by Artist Gregg Deal

November 30, 2022


The Punk Pan-Indian Romantic Comedy is a music-themed talk and performance piece by Indigenous artist and activist Gregg Deal. This new work focuses on the music that has moved him throughout his life, speaking in stories and antidotes that follow a timeline of struggle, survival, and ultimately healing through the…