SUMMER FIRST HALF CLASSES END
Wednesday, June 24
SUMMER SECOND HALF CLASSES BEGIN
Thursday, June 25
Applications for professional and student designers are now being accepted for review and possible inclusion in the DesignArts Utah 2015 exhibition at the Rio Gallery from Sept. 4 through Oct. 23. Applications are being accepted online by clicking here. If you prefer, applications may be submitted via CD/DVD delivered to the DesignArts office, located at 300 South Rio Grande Street, Salt Lake City, along with this form.
The deadline for applications is 5 p.m. on July 10.
Partnering once again with Salt Lake Design Week and Craft Lake City to celebrate Utah designers, their designs and their contribution to our quality of life and economic development in Utah. The exhibition reception and celebration on Oct. 16 from 6-9 p.m. will coincide with Salt Lake Design Week and Salt Lake Gallery Stroll at the Rio Gallery in Salt Lake City.
UMFA HIRES NEW CURATOR OF EUROPEAN, AMERICAN AND REGIONAL ART
The Utah Museum of Fine Arts is pleased to announce that Leslie Anderson-Perkins has joined the UMFA staff as the museum’s new Curator of European, American and Regional Art.
Anderson-Perkins comes to the UMFA from the Indianapolis Museum of Art, where she was curatorial assistant for European and American painting, sculpture and works on paper. She is the recipient of many prestigious grants, honors and awards, including a Samuel H. Kress Interpretive Fellowship at the IMA, an American-Scandinavian Foundation Fellowship and a Fulbright Fellowship. A specialist in Scandinavian art, she has lectured on a variety of topics related to 19th- and 20th-century European and American art. Her research has been presented at the Frick Collection–Institute of Fine Arts Symposium and the College Art Association, and published in Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide. Anderson-Perkins is completing her doctorate in art history at The Graduate Center, City University of New York.
“Leslie is an incredibly smart and talented curator whose depth of scholarship, passion for research and curatorial creativity will be invaluable as she brings a fresh eye to these important collections and plans new ways of presenting them to our visitors,” said Gretchen Dietrich, the UMFA’s executive director.
“I am elated to join the UMFA’s staff,” Anderson-Perkins said. “I am especially looking forward to working with colleagues to identify new narratives and connections among objects in this fine permanent collection and to helping visitors engage in fresh ways with these important works of art.”
Read the full press release here.
DARS DOWN FOR MAINTENANCE
DARS will be down for routine maintenance on the following dates:
· Friday, June 19 starting at 5:30 p.m. with a return to service by 8 a.m. on June 20
· Saturday, July 18 at 5 a.m. with a return to service by 8 a.m. on July 20.
If you experience any issues after these two routine maintenance procedures, please contact the Campus Help Desk at 581-4000 and use DARS option.
AUTHOR MICHAEL LEWIS TO HEADLINE 2015 SAM RICH LECTURE AT U’S HINCKLEY INSTITUTE OF POLITICS
The University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics is excited to announce the 2015 Sam Rich Lecture, “A Conversation with Michael Lewis.”
Lewis’ acclaimed New York Times best-sellers include “Moneyball,” “The Blind Side,” “Flash Boys,” “Boomerang” and “Liar’s Poker” — to name a few. His book on the financial meltdown, “The Big Short” is currently being made into a widely-anticipated film starring Brad Pitt, Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling and Steve Carrell.
After graduating from Princeton and the London School of Economics, Lewis worked at the bond desk at Salomon Brothers. His bold exposé on the industry shook the nation and resulted in a number-one bestseller “Liar’s Poker.” He left the financial world to become a journalist and frequently contributes to the New Republic, New York Times Magazine, Slate, Vanity Fair and Bloomberg.
The event will take place at Abravanel Hall the evening of Sept. 24 and promises to sell out well in advance. Tickets will be available for purchase the morning of June 22 from ArtTix, but can be secured a week earlier by registering on pre-sale lists available here.
LEARNING ABROAD INSTAGRAM CONTEST
University of Utah Learning Abroad students who have participated in 2014-2015 term programs can participate in the Summer 2015 Instagram Challenge. Students can post photos of their travels abroad and win weekly prizes and the grand-prize winner will receive a GoPro Camera. Visit learningabroad.utah.edu for more information. Follow U adventures abroad by searching #UtahAbroad on Instagram.