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Utah Museum of Contemporary Art

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Small museum with a relatively good collection of Art

While the MOCA has just four galleries, we found the quality of the art to be above average for... read more

Reviewed April 16, 2017
San Francisco, California

Hubby and I stopped in because: 1. it was free and 2. We had time to kill The museum is non-profit... read more

Reviewed July 17, 2016
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7 Oct 2018
3 Jul 2017
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20 S West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101-1406
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Reviewed October 7, 2018

A very small museum with uninspiring "contemporary" exhibitions. One exhibit is titled "Working Hard To Be Useless" which pretty much sums up my impression of the displayed works. Very disappointed.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Efrain M
Reviewed July 3, 2017 via mobile

We eagerly seek out art museums during our travels. We were quite disappointed with this small museum, housed in an architecturally uninspired building. The current exhibitions are lackluster at best. Too bad, as Salt Lake City could use some culture!

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed April 16, 2017

While the MOCA has just four galleries, we found the quality of the art to be above average for such a small museum. Staff were friendly and offered good suggestions for the nearby neighborhood. The art itself ranged from local art to international pieces – budget...More

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank redeyetraveller
Reviewed March 23, 2017 via mobile

The museum is large, but the exhibits are small and reminiscent of freshman art class. Two of the twenty exhibits made me pause in satisfaction, but most were too focused on trying to be "edgy" or make a political statement than capture any appreciation of...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Danial H
Reviewed December 5, 2016

This museum is immediately adjacent to the Salt Palace and has a medium-sized amphitheater with nice seating and good AV capabilities. It's great for a presentation to an audience drawn from a convention being held in the Salt Palace next door. You also get to...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Steven L
Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

I love contemporary art and I think it should be for all people of all ages, but you also have to act appropriately for the environment. My time here was ruined by some sort of children's party where the parents and staff allowed the kids...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Einmichigan
Reviewed September 2, 2016

I have to say that UMOCA isn't what I was expecting for Utah. Much more progressive and I appreciated the timeliness of their exhibition of Brazilian video art given all of the publicity associated with the Olympics.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank eyecandy7
Reviewed July 17, 2016

Hubby and I stopped in because: 1. it was free and 2. We had time to kill The museum is non-profit so we paid $5 to get in. The art/videos/signs were interesting and strange. I liked seeing what the artists interpreted as art and how...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank V4044AXstephaniel
Reviewed July 1, 2016

Small museum with some interesting temporary exhibitions, though some of them a bit too abstract for us. Non-profit, free entrance, optional donation 5 dollars suggested. We loved the unisex bathrooms. The museum was a good contrast to the conservative mormon temple square that's right across...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Esmardens
Reviewed May 1, 2016

OK, so we visited SLC a few days ago, and stopped off to see the Contemporary Art Museum. Yup, contemporary says it. So does weird. So does underwhelming. We hit all available gallery and hallway exhibits, and left lamenting that that was 11 minutes of...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank deanherrington
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