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“They chose well,” Stephanie Stebich, executive director of the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM), says, in an interview with The Utah Review, of the paintings the Utah Museum of Fine Arts staff chose as loans made possible by...
Power couples always have captured the human imagination. From Adam and Eve to Cleopatra and Antony to the Macbeths and House of Cards’ Frank and Claire Underwood, the idea of power couples has symbolized more than just the model of relationships....
In the late 1860s, the ideal uses, functions, aesthetic value and presence of photography were as controversial as the numerous digital media tools we have accepted recently in our daily lives. Aaron Hertzmann, scientist at Adobe Acrobat,...
The Utah Review looks at two events from local museums: Site Lines, The University of Utah Art Faculty's exhibition at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) and a recent video presentation at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art...
Just how adventuresome and experimental can Salt Lake City’s performing arts scene become? More so than some might expect. In the last few years, there have been numerous examples suggesting just how Utah’s pioneer legacy is translated and transformed...
From his earliest days in California after he arrived in 1903 from Okayama, Japan, Chiura Obata (1885-1975) committed himself to become part of American society. At 18, the young artist even joined an elementary school to work on his...
One of the most popular stops since the Utah Museum of Fine Arts reopened last year after its comprehensive renovation is Great Salt Lake and Vicinity, an installation artwork by Spencer Finch featuring more than 1,100 Pantone color swatches...
An atypical but most enlightening cycle juxtaposing string quartets composed by Franz Joseph Haydn and Béla Bartók will come to a close in a March 25 concert by the Fry Street Quartet, as part of the NOVA Chamber Music...
The seventh presentation of the Utah Film Center’s Tumbleweeds Film Festival for Children and Youth from March 2-4 promises to be the most ambitious for the Intermountain West region’s only children’s film festival. There are 15 feature-length films, 14...
Not that many decades ago, the work of artists who imagined and represented the American West -- spanning the transition from Lewis and Clark’s famed expedition in the early 1800s to the culmination of the manifest destiny ideal that...