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Match: Igniting Creativity through Art & Literature

2019-08-07 19:00:00 2019-08-07 20:00:00 America/Denver Match: Igniting Creativity through Art & Literature Utah Museum of Fine Arts 210 East 400 South Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Wednesday, August 07
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2019-08-07 19:00:00 2019-08-07 20:00:00 America/Denver Match: Igniting Creativity through Art & Literature Ignite your creativity through Match, a new monthly series art adventures at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts. Each month, activities and discussion are based around a different book. Utah Museum of Fine Arts 210 East 400 South Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Ignite your creativity through Match, a new monthly series art adventures at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts. Each month, activities and discussion are based around a different book.

Through micro-conversations and in-gallery activities, this partnership between the Salt Lake City Public Library and the UMFA will get you thinking creatively in words, images, or whatever form inspires you.

SCHEDULE
Wednesday, July 3 · The Improbability of Love by Hannah Rothschild

BookPage calls it, “A blistering, uninhibited and hilarious satire of the London art scene . . . The writing is so good, interweaving a complex set of love stories of different kinds: romantic love, filial love, love of art.”

Wednesday, August 7 · Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II by Liza Mundy

Recruited by the U.S. Army and Navy from small towns and elite colleges, more than ten thousand women served as codebreakers during World War II. While their brothers and boyfriends took up arms, these women moved to Washington and learned the meticulous work of code-breaking. Their efforts shortened the war, saved countless lives, and gave them access to careers previously denied to them.

Wednesday, September 4 · Broken Places & Outer Spaces: Finding Creativity in the Unexpected by Nnedi Okorafor

A guidebook for anyone eager to understand how their limitations might actually be used as a creative springboard, Broken Places & Outer Spaces is an inspiring look at how to open up new windows in your mind.

Wednesday, October 2 · Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty

Armed with a degree in medieval history and a flair for the macabre, Caitlin Doughty took a job at a crematory and turned morbid curiosity into her life’s work. She cared for bodies of every color, shape, and affliction, and became an intrepid explorer in the world of the dead.


Wednesday, November 6 · TBA

Wednesday, December 4 · The Glass of Fashion by Cecil Beaton

Peppered with Beaton's drawing, the Glass of Fashion draws you back into a time of over-the-top hats and amazing costumes. Gossipy and rich, Beaton's descriptions from a swiftly changing fashion world, combined with his flamboyant life, make his memoir a colorful work of art.


 
 

AGE GROUP:   Teens   Seniors   Adults  

EVENT TYPE:   Workshops   Books & Reading   Arts & Creativity  

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Main Library


Hours
Mon, Aug 10 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Aug 11 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Aug 12 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Aug 13 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Aug 14 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Aug 15 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Aug 16 1:00PM to 5:00PM


About the library

NOTE: The Main Library's Rooftop Terrace is closed through 2020 for repairs and renovations.

Salt Lake City's Main Library, designed by internationally-acclaimed architect Moshe Safdie in conjunction with VCBO Architecture, opened in February 2003 and remains one of the most architecturally unique structures in Utah. This striking 240,000 square-foot structure houses more than 500,000 books and other materials, yet serves as more than just a repository of books and computers. It reflects and engages the city's imagination and aspirations. The structure embraces a public plaza, with shops and services at ground level, reading galleries above, and a 300-seat auditorium.

A multi-level reading area along the Glass Lens at the southern facade of the building looks out onto the plaza with stunning views of the city and Wasatch Mountains beyond. Spiraling fireplaces on four floors resemble a column of flame from the vantage of 200 East and 400 South. The Urban Room between the Library and the Crescent Wall is a space for all seasons, generously endowed with daylight and open to magnificent views.

Upcoming events

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Wed, Aug 12, 10:00am - 10:30am

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Thu, Aug 13, 10:00am - 10:30am

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Fri, Aug 14, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

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Sat, Aug 15, 9:00am - 6:00pm

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Sun, Aug 16, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

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Wed, Aug 19, 10:00am - 10:30am

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Wed, Aug 19, 4:45pm - 5:45pm

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Fri, Aug 21, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

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Wed, Aug 26, 10:00am - 10:30am

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Fri, Aug 28, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Wed, Sep 02, 10:00am - 10:30am

Wed, Sep 02, 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Conference Room E

Thu, Sep 03, 10:00am - 10:30am

Thu, Sep 03, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Level 2 Conference Room

Fri, Sep 04, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Canteena

Wed, Sep 09, 10:00am - 10:30am