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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Thursday, May 5
5:00 - 10:00 pm
Film Screening
Thursday, May 5
7:00 - 8:50 pm

Exhibition
March 15 - May 7, 2016
Growing West: Exploring Art & Agriculture

GROWING WEST: EXPLORING ART & AGRICULTURE

This exhibition visually explores the history of Americans and European immigrants who settled the American West as homesteaders and farmers. Students in the USU Honors Think Tank course worked on organizing and curating this exhibition. Growing West will be on display through May 7, 2016.

A Matter of Taste: Art, Kitsch, and Culture

A MATTER OF TASTE: ART, KITSCH, AND CULTURE

This exhibition is on display from January 23 through May 7, 2016. It includes work from varied artists including Thomas Kinkade, Frank McEntire, Jean Lowe, Richard Pettibone, Jeffrey Vallance, Maxwell Hendler, and Hope Kroll.

Transcendence: Abstraction & Symbolism in the American West

TRANSCENDENCE: ABSTRACTION & SYMBOLISM IN THE AMERICAN WEST

This upcoming exhibition surveys artists from the NEHMA collection who have employed abstraction and symbolism over the last century to convey their experiences and interpretations of the American West. The exhibition will be on display beginning September 1st in the museum's Caine gallery. (image to the left: "The Ninnekah", 1951 by Lee Mullican oil on linen Marie Eccles Caine Foundation Gift)

Klompen (detail)

KLOMPEN (DETAIL)

Trimpin

1987, wooden clogs, metal, and customized electronics

One of the highlights of the permanent collection is the installation Klompen, by the Seattle-based artist Trimpin. Klompen is a sound sculpture that includes 96 Dutch wooden clogs that connect to a computer by wires suspended from the ceiling. Placing a quarter in the token box electronically triggers mallets in the toes of the shoes. Trimpin is a contemporary artist who uses sound as a medium for sculpture and works between the genres of art, music and science. His influences include German cuckoo clocks, early electronic media and experimental composers. Bring plenty of quarters; Klompen plays 24 different compositions!

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