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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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410 S Campus Center Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0360
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
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!
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
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
I was pleasantly surprised at the breadth of artworks in their collection! The staff is amazing, and the exhibits well displayed.
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.
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
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
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!
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
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
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.
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.
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!
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UMFA_SLC, Public Relations Manager at Utah Museum of Fine Arts, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 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.