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Utah Museum of Fine Arts

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Very Interesting Museum and a Beautiful Building: Well Worth the Visit

Okay, it is not the Metropolitan Museum or the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, but the UMFA is well... read more

Reviewed August 12, 2018
Panajody
Good general collection with interesting special exhibits

For visitors, its special collections that might make a visit worthwhile. The permanent collection... read more

Reviewed June 18, 2018
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The Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) at the University of Utah is your destination for global visual arts. From ancient objects to the latest contemporary works, the UMFA galleries—newly reimagined and remodeled—showcase the breadth and depth of...more
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Reviewed October 13, 2018

They have art from all times and all over the world. You'll find Renaissance, religious art, modern art, art from Asia, Africa, Central America. I liked the art from Central America of course because I'm from there; also the one from China and Egypt. I'll...More

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UMFA_SLC, Public Relations Manager at Utah Museum of Fine Arts, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2018

Thanks so much, Claudia--we're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

My wife is the artist. We go to a lot of museums. We spent a good two hours here. Facility and overall environment of UMFA was wonderful. Two stories, with elevator. Great cafe and gift shop. Art included Asian, Pacific, African, Europe, American and more....More

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UMFA_SLC, Public Relations Manager at Utah Museum of Fine Arts, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2018

Thanks for sharing your visit, Kevin--so glad you enjoyed it!

Reviewed August 12, 2018

Okay, it is not the Metropolitan Museum or the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, but the UMFA is well worth the visit: there are some truly wonderful works of art on the one hand, and on the other the less than wonderful are deeply instructive....More

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UMFA_SLC, Public Relations Manager at Utah Museum of Fine Arts, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2018

Thanks for paying such close attention and sharing your experience, Panajody--we appreciate it!

Reviewed July 29, 2018

Not a great bang for the buck (overpriced) and I found all of the exhibits very limited. I can think of many art museums - even artisans at local framers' markets - that have more to offer in way of diversity and talent.More

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UMFA_SLC, Public Relations Manager at Utah Museum of Fine Arts, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2018

Thanks for your feedback. The UMFA's dynamic collection features important works from around the world--from antiquities to contemporary art, from European masterworks to African and Asian objects. The current temporary exhibition on view, "Chiura Obata: An American Modern," has brought to Salt Lake City the...More

Reviewed July 11, 2018

I was pleasantly surprised at the breadth of artworks in their collection! The staff is amazing, and the exhibits well displayed.

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UMFA_SLC, Public Relations Manager at Utah Museum of Fine Arts, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2018

We're glad to hear you had a great visit! The UMFA's global art collection is one of the most comprehensive in the region, and the staff are some of the most passionate arts-loving folks around. Thanks so much for the positive feedback.

Reviewed June 18, 2018

For visitors, its special collections that might make a visit worthwhile. The permanent collection is nicely broad but not deep. Access by car or light rail is convenient, and parking is easy.More

Thank RNatha
UMFA_SLC, Public Relations Manager at Utah Museum of Fine Arts, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2018

Thanks for the love! You're right—the UMFA permanent collection is one of the most comprehensive in the region, featuring European, Pacific, Mesoamerican, Ancient Mediterranean, and American and regional art, new dedicated galleries for African and Chinese objects, and the latest modern and contemporary art. New...More

Reviewed September 10, 2017

I visited Utah Museum of Fine Arts after it reopened after an extensive renovation, and it was very impressive indeed! Everything looks more refined and the art collection seems more varied and abundant. I would highly recommend it!

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Reviewed August 30, 2017

The museum, located on the campus of the University of Utah, is worth the trip if you really enjoy art museums, but it does have some limitations. The collection is small but organized in such a way that is clearly intent to be instructional, inviting...More

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Reviewed April 20, 2016

Look I hate to admit thst anything on the campus of this mist hated school,is decent/worthwhile. If from BYU,you learn early and often,tomhatevall things U. My wife can't pass an art museum,so was dragged in,kicking snd screaming. . Great collections,great items,of all types and eras....More

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Reviewed March 27, 2016

Keep you eye open for certain exhibits as this museum is a local gem. It is currently being renovated so you'll have to catch it next time.

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UMFA_SLC, Public Relations Manager at Utah Museum of Fine Arts, responded to this reviewResponded March 29, 2016

Thanks, giovannonislc! When we reopen in 2017 look for new permanent exhibitions of our European, Asian, African, American, regional, and modern and contemporary collections—as well as exciting temporary exhibitions of important work from around the globe. We can't wait to welcome you back.

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