Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Episode 37: What You'll See at the Woodbury

We had the opportunity to have our very own curator on the podcast: Melissa Hempel!

Not only will we tell you what you'll see at the museum, but Melissa gave us an inside peek at what it takes to be a curator!

The Woodbury Museum of Art (or the WAM) operates as a non-profit museum, there for the public and (especially) UVU students to experience artwork.

Their exhibit coming up in October has pieces of Soviet art such as Victor Sevastyanov's Harvesting from the 1970's.

 Many of the pieces that will be up are on loan from private collectors, so this will certainly be a show to see! The opening is October 16th, so get over and see the wonderful exhibit Melissa and the staff at the WAM are putting up!

Also, you will always find great pieces in their permanent collection. Here are a couple examples, but you will definitely want to go check these out for yourselves!

Frenchies by Jessica McCoy

Violinist W. Eugene Smith

To find out more about the WAM and to find a time to go, check out their website here.

For UVU students, don't forget to be getting ready for the student show in the spring!!!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Woodbury Art Museum Student Show/ BFA

Each spring semester our school's museum hosts an exhibition of student work. They also allow for several areas of specific BFA projects to be displayed for students finishing up their degree in the arts.

We have some amazing talent at UVU (we aren't bias at all) and wanted to share a video of our time at the Student show this last year!

Don't forget to go see the Faculty Show at the museum before it comes down and keep an eye out for all the amazing events going on at the museum!