Comings and Goings, Regulars and Shorts

Comings & Goings: UMFA closing for 18 months

By Staff

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Doors of the Marcia and John Price Utah Museum of Fine Arts, on the University of Utah campus, will lock on Monday, January 18.

Important renovations include a new state-of-the-art vapor barrier technology to extend the life of the building and an exciting reworking of the museum’s permanent collection, including a metals rehabilitation project to counteract signs of aging among the museum’s significant Asian sculptures; a $100,000 grant award from the Institute of Museum and Library Services will document and remediate the collection.

All full-time staff will be on hand during the renovation and hard at work creating an improved art experience for our community.

Till then, enjoy all the museum has to offer. Admission will be free on Saturday and Sunday, January 16 and 17, for their Long Live Art! party, a weekend of behind-the-scenes tours, films, yoga, a dance party and a community farewell.

Link to Long Live Art!  event details.

This article was originally published on December 15, 2015.