Events for Art & Museum Exhibits

Fort Douglas Post Cemetery Tour 2019

Reenactors tell the stories of those buried in the cemetery. Free event. Facebook: Website:

Leonardo the Empiricist

Free public program Gould Auditorium, Level 1 Featuring a Marriott Library Rare Books Onsite Exhibit Marriott Library is commemorating the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death with a free, public program in the hopes of inspiring audience creativity and innovation. The program’s goal is to explore Leonardo’s ongoing multidisciplinary impact through a series of ‘Lightning Rounds’ that view his legacy from the perspective of several branches of learning. Lightning Rounds implies the presentations will be succinct (15-20 minutes) and diverse to reveal numerous facets of the Italian polymath’s genius (Leonardo’s accomplishments include invention, drawing, painting, sculpture, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, writing, history, and cartography. Speakers: Mario Capecchi, Nobel Laureate, Molecular Genetics Alexandra (Alex) Hesse, Executive Director, The Leonardo Museum Darryl P. Butt, Dean College of Mines and Earth Sciences Hugh Cagle, Associate Professor of History David Morton, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Neurobiology and Anatomy Jessen Kelly, Associate Professor, Art & Art History

Statewide Annual '19 - Opening Reception

Utah Arts & Museums will host its annual statewide exhibition Utah ‘19: Mixed Media & Works on Paper at the Rio Gallery November 15, 2019 – January 10, 2020 with a public reception on Friday, November 15, from 6-9 PM where we will acknowledge the Best in Show, Jurors’ Award Winners and Honorable Mentions. Admission is free and exhibition catalogs are available at no charge. This exhibition surveys the best emerging and professional artists in Utah. Works are chosen for display by two out-of-state arts professionals who travel to the Rio Gallery to jury the exhibition. This year’s media category is mixed media & works on paper.

Anchor and Earth: A Salt Lake Soiree

Anchor and Earth is a humanities non-profit with a focus on education and support of the arts. We are a space that provides sanctuary for the artist and refuge for the weary ( They are having their first fundraiser to complete Phase II or “breaking ground” of our artist retreat. Fund will go to installing Utilities, Creative Workspace, and Cabins on the property. The fundraising event will showcase local artists in a live auction and close out with live music from local bands including Fur Foxen.