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SCHEDULED PROGRAMS

Celebrate art, creativity, and community during one of our scheduled programs! Find general descriptions of each event here, then check our Events Calendar for details on when to catch them! You’re also invited to request a tour or try any of our on-demand activities whenever you visit.

OPEN STUDIO

Art After Dark, Open Studio
1ST AND 3RD SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH BETWEEN 11:00 AM AND 1:00 PM

Open Studio is the MOA’s art-making program for all ages! Inspired by an artist or artwork from a current exhibition, this art-making experience encourages you to ponder key questions about an exhibition’s theme, and then create your own unique response. Registration is not required. Each month features different artworks, exhibitions, and art activities. See our Events Calendar for details.

Some of our past activities can be done at home using common household materials. Check out our archive of these activities here.

VAN GOGH TO PLAYDOUGH: ART FOR PRE-K CHILDREN

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TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS AT 10:00

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. This program 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). Register on Eventbrite.

FHE AT THE MOA

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MONDAYS AT 7:15

During Fall and Winter Semesters, the MOA is open late on Mondays. Join us at 7:15 for a special FHE tour. You’re also welcome to explore on your own. Groups of 10 or more should complete a Tour Request From, regardless of whether you are looking for a docent-led or self-guided experience. See our Events Calendar for details.

ART AFTER DARK

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FALL AND WINTER SEMESTERS

Fine art. Fabulous music. Free food! Art After Dark has everything you need to celebrate new exhibitions at the MOA. Join thousands of art lovers for a free celebration with live entertainment, art activities, delicious refreshments, and, of course, artistic masterpieces. Check our Events Calendar for the upcoming dates.

GALLERY TALKS

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MONTHLY ON WEDNESDAYS AT 12:10

Gallery talks are free, 30-minute activities where our expert curators and educators share insights on their favorite artworks and exhibitions. Check our Events Calendar to see upcoming talks!

YOGA AT THE MOA

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MONTHLY ON THURSDAY EVENINGS AT 6:30 (FALL & WINTER SEMESTERS ONLY)

Namaste! Join us on select Thursday evenings for a one-hour yoga class in the MOA atrium, surrounded by beautiful artworks. Anyone over the age of eight is welcome, regardless of experience. Please bring your own yoga mat and reserve your spot on Eventbrite.

PRINT STUDY ROOM – OPEN VIEWING

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4 TIMES PER SEMESTER (FALL & WINTER SEMESTER ONLY)

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, Japanese Woodblock Prints, and 19th Century and Modernist Artists. Ideal for individuals and university classes, this rare opportunity will educate and inspire. Check this semester’s schedule here.

FAMILY ARTS FESTIVAL

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2ND FRIDAY IN JUNE

This annual summer celebration of art invites children of all ages to play, create, and explore as they interact with some of the finest artworks the MOA has to offer. Embrace your creative side as your family creates your own masterpieces in the presence of some of ours. Come and see it for yourself! We guarantee your kids will thank you.

NIGHT AT THE MUSEUMS

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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!

MUSIC AT THE MOA

The MOA often hosts musical events from the BYU School of Music. Find specific events on our Events Calendar.

POETRY JAM

Literary and visual arts go hand in hand. At Poetry Jam, you can share and hear original poems related to artworks on display. Find specific events on our Events Calendar.

LECTURES, PANELS, SYMPOSIA, AND FILM SCREENINGS

We regularly invite artists, scholars, and distinguished guests to share new perspectives and expertise on a wide variety of topics. Check the Events Calendar for upcoming dates.

EVENING FOR EDUCATORS

FALL AND WINTER SEMESTER

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. Find specific events and learn more about the program on our Events Calendar.

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