Celebrate art, creativity, and community during one of our scheduled programs! These events bring together families, friends, classes, scholars, and more with music, games, activities, and, of course, fine art. Our Events Calendar has details on upcoming events, and on this page you can find descriptions of each one to see which are right for you! You’re also invited to request a tour or try any of our on-demand activities whenever you visit.
1st and 3rd Saturday of each month between 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM, starting August 7, 2021
Open Studio is the MOA’s family-friendly art-making program! Inspired by an artist or artwork from a current exhibition, this free-choice, self-guided art-making experience encourages you to think through key question about the exhibition’s theme, then you and your friends or family can create your own unique responses using the art materials provided. All ages are welcome, and registration is not required. Each month features different artworks, exhibitions, and art activities, so check our Events Calendar to plan your next visit to our Open Studio!
Some of our past activities can be done at home using common household materials! Check out our archive of these activities here.
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00, starting on August 31, 2021
Van Gogh to Playdough is specially designed for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Children and adults will read, sing, play, look, and create together while exploring artistic themes. One adult chaperone is required for every three children. It’s is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Registration for Van Gogh to Playdough: Art for Pre-K opens at 10:00 AM on the third Monday of every month for classes held the following month (please register for only one date, as the same program is repeated during the entire month). Find details and registration info on our Events Calendar!
FHE at the MOA
Mondays at 7:15, starting September 13, 2021
During Fall and Winter Semesters, the MOA is open late on Mondays! Every week at 7:15, we invite you to join us for a special FHE tour, and you’re also welcome to explore on your own with your family or FHE group. Small groups do not need to book; groups of 10 or more should request a guided or self-guided visit here.
Art After Dark
Fine art. Fabulous music. Free food! Art After Dark has everything you need to celebrate new exhibitions at the MOA with friends, family, or on your own. Join hundreds art lovers for a free celebration with live entertainment, games and activities, delicious refreshments, and, of course, artistic masterpieces. Check our Events Calendar to find when the next one is!
Monthly on Wednesdays at 12:10, starting August 11, 2021
Gallery talks are free, 30 minute activities where our expert curators and educators share insider insights on their favorite artworks and exhibitions. Join them for detailed discussions where you can ask questions and gain deeper appreciation for beloved artists and artworks. Check our Events Calendar to see upcoming talks!
Yoga at the MOA
Monthly on Thursday evenings at 6:00, Starting September 23, 2021
Namaste! Join us on select Thursday evenings for a one-hour yoga class in the MOA atrium, surrounded by beautiful artworks from Brian Kershisnik, Minerva Teichert, Gabriel Dawe, and Carl Heinrich Bloch. Anyone over the age of eight is welcome, regardless of level. Please bring your own yoga mat. Check our Events Calendar to find our next class!
Print Study Room – Open Viewing
4 times per Semester, starting September 15, 2021
View iconic prints not normally on display in our Print Study Room! Each semester we host four opportunities to see a rotation of original works on paper from Dürer, Rembrandt, Modernists, and Japanese woodblock prints. Ideal for individuals and university classes, this rare opportunity will educate and inspire. Check our Events Calendar for upcoming dates.
Family Arts Festival
This annual summer celebration of creativity helps art lovers of all ages play, create, explore, and more as they interact with some of the finest artworks the MOA has to offer. Embrace your creative side as you create your own masterpieces in the presence of some of ours. Try activities featuring everything from face-painting to handling live animals! Join special guests from around the community as they share their unique insights with delighted audiences of all ages. Come and see it for yourself! We guarantee your kids will thank you.
Night at the Museums
Annually during Winter Semester
Every year, we join forces with the Bean Life Science Museum, the Museum of Peoples and Cultures, Education in Zion Gallery, and the Museum of Paleontology for a celebration you’ll never forget! Visit all 5 museums and solve challenges at each one on the same night and you’ll win a special prize!
Lectures, Panels, Symposia, and Film Screenings
We love inviting artists, scholars, and distinguished guests to share new perspectives and expertise on a wide variety of topics. We’ll share these events on our Events Calendar once they’re scheduled.
Evening for Educators
Fall and Winter Semester
The Evenings for Educators series is one of the longest-running programs of the StateWide Art Partnership (SWAP). These events are held at locations across the state of Utah and feature speakers, hands-on workshops, and educational materials designed to help teachers integrate art into their curriculum. Teachers may receive in-service credit for attending these events.