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ALL WALL: Contemporary Utah Muralists + UMOCA

ALL WALL: Contemporary Utah Muralists + UMOCA

Presented by Utah Museum of Contemporary Art at Utah Museum of Contemporary Art

Working with Utah-based artists or artist collectives, All Wall explores the cultural heritage of public art in our state, bringing together artists with varying ideas and aesthetics to create a space inside the museum that mimics what people often experience while exploring a city.

Colorful, bold, large-scale, quick, site-specific, and readable, murals create a sense of immediate culture in communities and neighborhoods. Inherently democratic and available to viewers from all walks of life, they are frequently the first experience people have with art and can serve a variety of functions from commercial vitality, to placemaking and revitalization, to questioning ownership and space claiming to political calls to action. While murals are commissioned, they cannot be sold like a commodity and cannot be held isolated by an elite few. Seen as one of the most community-oriented artforms, not only in how they are created (in public spaces, and within public view) but why (often in response to community need) murals reflect the values, traumas, causes, politics, histories, and culture of a particular people at a particular time.

Unlike monumental public sculpture which is often built with long-lasting materials and placed in heroic highly visible locations and can be fraught, problematic, and ladened with messy histories, the power of murals is in their immediacy, the accessibility of materials, coming up and down relatively with easy, living and breathing like the city itself.

Participating artists include:

Megan Arn?

Bill Louis

Trent Call

Roots Art Kollective (Miguel Galaz, Alan Ochoa, Luis Novoa)

Denae Shanidiin & Chuch Landvatter

Ben Wiemeyer & Gaillon Justus

Jessica Wiarda

This project was organized by curator Jared Steffensen and funded the ZAP, the Dee Foundation, ZIONS BANK, and Diane and Sam Stewart Family Foundation. A collaborative exploration throughout the city, Steffensen also worked in concert with Salt Lake Arts Council and the Utah Museum of Fine Arts to investigate murals through three distinct institutional projects.

Admission Info

Admission to the museum is free, with a suggested $8 donation.

Phone: 8013284201

Email: communications@utahmoca.org

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  • September 22, 2021 at 11:00 am (Wed)
  • September 23, 2021 at 11:00 am (Thu)
  • September 24, 2021 at 11:00 am (Fri)
  • September 25, 2021 at 11:00 am (Sat)
  • September 29, 2021 at 11:00 am (Wed)
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  • October 01, 2021 at 11:00 am (Fri)
  • October 02, 2021 at 11:00 am (Sat)
  • October 06, 2021 at 11:00 am (Wed)
  • October 07, 2021 at 11:00 am (Thu)
  • October 08, 2021 at 11:00 am (Fri)
  • October 09, 2021 at 11:00 am (Sat)
  • October 13, 2021 at 11:00 am (Wed)
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  • October 15, 2021 at 11:00 am (Fri)
  • October 16, 2021 at 11:00 am (Sat)
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  • October 30, 2021 at 11:00 am (Sat)
  • November 03, 2021 at 11:00 am (Wed)
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  • November 05, 2021 at 11:00 am (Fri)
  • November 06, 2021 at 11:00 am (Sat)
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  • November 24, 2021 at 11:00 am (Wed)
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  • November 26, 2021 at 11:00 am (Fri)
  • November 27, 2021 at 11:00 am (Sat)
  • December 01, 2021 at 11:00 am (Wed)
  • December 02, 2021 at 11:00 am (Thu)
  • December 03, 2021 at 11:00 am (Fri)
  • December 04, 2021 at 11:00 am (Sat)
  • December 08, 2021 at 11:00 am (Wed)
  • December 09, 2021 at 11:00 am (Thu)
  • December 10, 2021 at 11:00 am (Fri)
  • December 11, 2021 at 11:00 am (Sat)
  • December 15, 2021 at 11:00 am (Wed)
  • December 16, 2021 at 11:00 am (Thu)
  • December 17, 2021 at 11:00 am (Fri)
  • December 18, 2021 at 11:00 am (Sat)
  • December 22, 2021 at 11:00 am (Wed)
  • December 23, 2021 at 11:00 am (Thu)
  • December 24, 2021 at 11:00 am (Fri)
  • December 25, 2021 at 11:00 am (Sat)
  • December 29, 2021 at 11:00 am (Wed)
  • December 30, 2021 at 11:00 am (Thu)
  • December 31, 2021 at 11:00 am (Fri)
  • January 01, 2022 at 11:00 am (Sat)
  • January 05, 2022 at 11:00 am (Wed)
  • January 06, 2022 at 11:00 am (Thu)
  • January 07, 2022 at 11:00 am (Fri)
  • January 08, 2022 at 11:00 am (Sat)

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Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
20 South West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

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