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.
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.Next Page >
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