New spin on gallery strolls, Utah art museum invites parents and babies for a stroller tour

Published February 11, 2014 8:16 am
Visual arts • Crying babies? No problem, UMCA educators say.
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Utah Museum of Contemporary Art is putting a new spin on the idea of gallery strolls. With its new Stroller Tours, the museum invites parents and caregivers to bring the babies along for a special 30-minute special art tour before opening hours.

Crying kids? Talkative toddlers? No problem — and no judgment, says Sarina Ehrgott, the museum's marketing director.

Stroller Tours are scheduled at 9:30 a.m. on the second Wednesday of each month, beginning on Feb. 12. The free tours will feature adult conversation by a museum educator about the current exhibit, and a short post-tour art activity for kids old enough to hold (not chew or suck) a crayon.

"We don't want to miss anyone or leave anyone out of the contemporary art conversation because they have a baby," says Ehrgott, a mother of two.

Ehrgott says the museum staff doesn't have any idea how many parents and caregivers might turn out for the first Stroller Tour, but the idea seemed especially appropriate for Utah, a state with a bumper crop of children.

To reserve stroller space on the first tour, email jared.steffensen@utahmoca.org.


A new spin on art strolls and adult conversations

The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art invites parents and caregivers to bring kids — from babies to toddlers and beyond — to the first Stroller Tour. The tour will offer 30 minutes of art-viewing for adults, and a short guided art activity for kids afterwards. It's free, and takes place before UMOCA is open to the general public.

When • 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 12; continues the second Wednesday of each month.

Where • UMOCA, 20 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City

Info • Stroller tours are free. To reserve a spot, email jared.steffensen@utahmoca.org.

Info • http://www.utahmoca.org://www.utahmoca.org

Regular hours • 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, and Saturday; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday; closed Sunday and Monday. http://www.utahmoca.org.

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