Utah Museum of Fine Arts

Salt Lake City, UT




Art at the University of Utah: The First 150 Years


The UMFA and Gittins Gallery are pleased to host an exhibition featuring the works of art by faculty at the University of Utah, in celebration of the University's sesquicentennial. Art at the U.; the First 150 Years will trace the history of the University's art department which was founded in 1888.

University of Utah Art Professor Robert Olpin is curating the show, which will also feature works on display in the Gittins Gallery, located in the Art and Architecture Building on the University of Utah campus. According to Olpin, "We are excited to have this unique opportunity to display such a rich and diverse collection of art from some of Utah's most prominent artists". Some of the artists that will be featured in the exhibit include George S. Dibble, James Taylor Harwood, LeConte Stewart, Lee Greene Richards, Alvin Gittins and Doug Snow, among others. In addition to works from the UMFA's permanent collection, the exhibit will also feature artwork on loan from the Springville Museum of Art, State of Utah Fine Arts Collection, the Deseret News and the A. Ray Olpin University of Utah Union Board Art Collection. (left: LeConte Stewart, The Victorian)

A public opening will be held on Sunday, February 6 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in both the UMFA and Gittins Gallery.

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For further biographical information on selected artists cited above please see America's Distinguished Artists, a national registry of historic artists.

rev. 12/23/10

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