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Awardees of fall 2021 UMFA-Marriott Library Grants announced

These awards are part of “Landscape, Land Art and the American West."

The Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) and the J. Willard Marriott Library are pleased to announce the recipients of Collections Engagement Grants for fall 2021. These awards are part of “Landscape, Land Art and the American West,” a joint research and engagement initiative between the UMFA and the Marriott Library supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and matching funds from the University.

The following projects were selected to expand collections-based teaching, learning and research across campus:

  • “Labor in and on the Landscape: Architectures of Organizing in the Western United States”: Michael Abrahamson, Visiting Assistant Professor, College of Architecture + Planning
  • “The Creation of New Music to SonifyLandscape, Land art, and the American West”: Elisabet Curbelo González, Assistant Professor of Electroacoustic Composition & Music Theory and Head of Composition at the University’s School of Music
  • “America’s Aliens: Isamu Noguchi and Patrick Nagatani’s Desert Encounters”: Sarah Hollenberg, Associate Professor of Art History, College of Fine Arts
  • “Impact Land Form”: Jaclyn Wright, Assistant Professor of Photography and Digital Imaging, College of Fine Arts
  • “Afrofuturistic Visions of the West”: Principal Investigator: Crystal Rudds, Assistant Professor, Department of English; Co-Investigator: Elisabet Curbelo González, Assistant Professor, Electroacoustic Composition and Music Theory, School of Music; Participant artist: Alisha B. Wormsley

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