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Fall arts guide: Visual arts in Utah

Published September 30, 2013 11:02 am

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NEW EXHIBITS

Tala Madani

The Iranian-born L.A.-based artist combines abstraction with political-cartoon satire, creating "underground worlds where middle-aged men flaunt and frolic in scenes of social calamity and fraternal absurdity." The exhibit is the first museum survey of Madani's animations

Runs • Oct. 4 - Jan. 4.

Where • Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, 20 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City.

Event • An opening reception is set for Oct. 4, 6 to 9 p.m., with an artist's talk at 7 p.m.

'Sacred Gifts'

Works by 19th century painters Carl Bloch, Heinrich Hofmann and Frans Schwartz that depict the life and ministry of Jesus.

Runs • Nov. 15 - May 10. (Registration for tickets begins in October; go to sacredgifts.byu.edu for information.)

Where • Brigham Young University Museum of Art, BYU campus, Provo.

Spiritual & Religious Art of Utah

The Springville Museum of Art hosts the 28th annual exhibition, featuring work entered by Utah artists. (Deadline to enter is Nov. 9.)

Runs • Nov. 20 - Jan. 15.

Where • Springville Museum of Art, 126 E. 400 South Springville.

Events • An opening reception is set for Nov. 20, 7 to 8:30 p.m.; a community and family night is scheduled for Dec. 2, 6 to 8 p.m.; and an interfaith panel will discuss the exhibition on Dec. 4, at 7 p.m.

Dead Sea Scrolls

A major exhibit of artifacts, from the Israel Antiquities Authority: Twenty actual scrolls from the 2,000-year-old parchments that contain the oldest known copies of the Hebrew Bible. Also scheduled for display: A three-ton segment of Jerusalem's Western Wall (sometimes called the Wailing Wall), and some 600 artifacts from biblical to Byzantine eras.

Runs • Nov. 22 through April.

Where • The Leonardo, 209 E. 500 South, Salt Lake City.

Tickets • $23.95 for adults; $9.95 for children (6 to 11); $14.95 for youths (12-17); $19.95 for seniors, college students (ID required) and military (ID required).

Events • To be announced.

ONGOING EXHIBITS

'Edward Burtynsky: The Industrial Sublime'

Works by the acclaimed photographer Edward Burtynksky, whose specialty is industrial scenes — from Canadian mines to Chinese factories — that capture "the beauty in the beast."

Runs • Now through Nov. 16.

Where • Brigham Young University Museum of Art, BYU campus, Provo.

Utah Biennial: Mondo Utah

UMOCA's first survey of all things strange and wonderful in Utah art continues.

Runs • Now through Dec. 14.

Where • Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, 20 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City.

'Under Pressure'

Prints by some 40 major contemporary artists — including Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Chuck Close and Barbara Kruger — from the collection of Oregon philanthropist Jordan D. Schnitzer.

Runs • Now through Jan. 5.

Where • Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 410 Campus Center Dr., University of Utah campus, Salt Lake City.

'salt 8'

New Zealand artist Shigeyuki Kihara, who mixes performance, photography and video to explore "the complexities of cultural identity, colonialism, representation, gender roles, and spirituality."

Runs • Now through Jan. 5.

Where • Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 410 Campus Center Dr., University of Utah campus, Salt Lake City.