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Utah Museum of Fine Arts

410 S Campus Center Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0360
+1 801-581-7332
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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 human history and creativity. The Museum’s collection of nearly 20,000 original works of art is the most dynamic in the region. Featuring ongoing exhibitions from the permanent collection, temporary exhibitions from around the world, talks and panel discussions by renowned artists and thinkers, gallery tours, art making and other creative activities for families and adults, films and lectures, The Museum Cafe, and The Museum Store.
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good39%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
30 Aug 2017
“Like a Sampler Box of Good Candy”
10 Sep 2017
“Beautiful renovation!”
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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410 S Campus Center Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0360
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Reviewed 10 September 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 30 August 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 28 September 2016 via mobile

CLOSED FOR RENOVATION. So disappointed. We were here on our last time through Salt Lake City about 2 years ago. This museum is a real gem that we were looking forward to revisiting.More

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UMFA_SLC, Public Relations Manager at Utah Museum of Fine Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2016

We're so sorry you stopped by during our renovation and were disappointed. We're happy to report, however, that we've begun hosting films and artist talks in our Dumke Auditorium again and that our Museum Cafe is expected to reopen mid-October. Galleries will reopen August 26-27,...More

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Reviewed 20 April 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 27 March 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 29 March 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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Reviewed 4 February 2016

My daughter and I enjoyed going to the museum on a cold winter day. We practically had the place to ourselves and it was fantastic!

1  Thank Susan S
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UMFA_SLC, Public Relations Manager at Utah Museum of Fine Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2016

Thanks so much for visiting! The UMFA is now closed temporarily for remodeling—come back and see us when we reopen in spring 2017 for brand new exhibitions of our European, Asian, African, American, regional, and contemporary collections.

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Reviewed 13 January 2016

Wonderful collection of fine arts, good location good access from local transportation free admission days check the local web site for info

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Reviewed 23 December 2015

Great venue for wedding plus able to wander around the art exhibition between wedding breakfast and evening reception

Thank SandDHwestchilt
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UMFA_SLC, Public Relations Manager at Utah Museum of Fine Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2016

We love weddings too! We're now closed temporarily for remodeling but will have rental spaces available for special occasions again in spring 2017. Thanks for your review.

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Reviewed 29 November 2015

The UMFA is located on the University of Utah campus, readily accessible from downtown SLC via the TRAX red line (I used the Stadium stop but South Campus might be okay too). The museum is not huge but there is good space to accommodate touring...More

Thank Jim L
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UMFA_SLC, Public Relations Manager at Utah Museum of Fine Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2016

Thanks so much for your detailed review—we're so glad you visited and shared your experience. The UMFA is now closed temporarily for remodeling. We'll reopen in spring 2017 with brand new exhibitions of our European, Asian, African, American, regional, and contemporary collections. P.S. It's a...More

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Reviewed 27 October 2015

It's fun to go here on Free museum days (First Wednesdays and Third Saturdays). The third Saturdays also have special craft activities that you can participate in. They are aimed for families and children, but I often enjoy decorating clay plates, making a sculpture, etc...More

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UMFA_SLC, Public Relations Manager at Utah Museum of Fine Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2016

Thanks so much for coming and for sharing with fellow travelers—you captured many of the highlights! The UMFA is now closed temporarily for remodeling and will reopen in spring 2017 with brand new exhibitions of our European, Asian, African, American, regional, and contemporary collections. We...More

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