Arts at the U: Free for furloughed

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During good times and bad, many turn to the arts for solace, inspiration, levity and hope. That’s why, during this extended government shutdown, the arts entities at the University of Utah are offering furloughed federal employees free access to the arts on campus for the duration of the shutdown.

“As a community of artists, we recognize and appreciate our important role in supporting our communities and meeting them where they are,” said John W. Scheib, associate vice president for the Arts at the U and dean of the College of Fine Arts. “We hope that in our theatres, halls and galleries, our proud friends can experience the joy and creativity the arts can so uniquely and powerfully provide.”

Below are the ways federal furloughed employees can enjoy arts experiences with us for free.

School of Dance 

The School of Dance is offering four free tickets to any upcoming performance during the shutdown. See the upcoming events list here. Call 801-581-7100 or visit the Kingsbury Hall box office and identify yourself as a federal employee to receive your tickets.

School of Music 

The School of Music is offering four free tickets to any upcoming performance during the shutdown. See the upcoming events list here. Call 801-581-7100 or visit the Kingsbury Hall box office and identify yourself as a federal employee to receive your tickets.

Utah Museum of Fine Arts 

The Utah Museum of Fine Arts is offering free admission to furloughed federal employees for the duration of the shutdown. Federal workers are asked to identify themselves at the museum’s welcome desk. For museum hours, directions and more information, please click here.

UtahPresents 

Four free tickets to all furloughed employees to any remaining performance on the UtahPresents season (excluding Banff Film Festival and “At the Illusionist’s Table”). See the upcoming events list here. Call 801-581-7100 or visit the Kingsbury Hall box office and identify yourself as a federal employee to receive your tickets.