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Study by Paleontologists Says Ancient Pre-Human ‘Nutcracker Man’ Really Ate Grass

WASHINGTON (AP).- Nutcracker Man didn't eat nuts after all. After a half-century of referring to an ancient pre-human as "Nutcracker Man" because of his large teeth and powerful jaw, scientists now conclude that he actually chewed grasses instead. The ...

Exhibition Examines the Pervasive Presence of Artist Robert Smithson in Contemporary...

SALT LAKE CITY, UT.- The Utah Museum of Fine Arts opened The Smithson Effect, an exhibition highlighting the pervasive presence of artist Robert Smithson (1938-1973) in contemporary art since the 1990s. The most ambitious contemporary art exhibition ev...

The Utah Museum of Fine Arts Presents salt 2: Sophie Whettnall

SALT LAKE CITY, UT.- The Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) presents salt 2: Sophie Whettnall, the second in the museum’s new series of exhibitions showcasing innovative art from around the world. salt aims to reflect the international impact of cont...

Utah Museum of Fine Arts Opens Trevor Southey: Reconciliation

SALT LAKE CITY, UT.- The Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) presents Trevor Southey: Reconciliation, a retrospective exhibition of the most significant works from each period of former Utah-based artist Trevor Southey’s (b. 1940) career. Guest curate...

Le Mont Rouge: Large Contemporary Sculpture Installed at the University of...

SALT LAKE CITY, UT.- Red Butte Garden and the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) at the University of Utah presented the collaborative installation of a large-scale contemporary sculpture by award-winning artist, John Henry. Titled Le Mont Rouge (2004), t...

Gretchen Dietrich Named Executive Director of the Utah Museum of Fine...

SALT LAKE CITY, UT.- Gretchen Dietrich, an innovative museum professional and a skilled administrator, has been selected as the Executive Director of the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA), effective August 1, 2010, pending notification of the Academic Se...

Gretchen Dietrich Named Executive Director of the Utah Museum of Fine...

SALT LAKE CITY, UT.- Gretchen Dietrich, an innovative museum professional and a skilled administrator, has been selected as the Executive Director of the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA), effective August 1, 2010, pending notification of the Academic Se...

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