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Virtual tours, dynamic collections, yoga and more

The Utah Museum of Fine Arts reopens with new virtual resources for faculty and staff.

This fall, the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) will offer virtual resources and programming for faculty and staff to support research, classroom curriculum and personal enrichment. These digital offerings include virtual tours, access to the museum’s permanent collections database, reproduction requests and a diverse range of adult and university programming opportunities online, including ACME (Art, Community, Museums & Education) Sessions and Art + Wellness Initiative FREE yoga and mindfulness classes.

UMFA galleries reopen to the public on Wednesday, Aug. 26, with limited hours, enhanced safety precautions and advance tickets encouraged. Click here for details.

Although group tours are on pause this fall, UMFA educators, docents and curators are available to help plan a virtual experience that will support course goals and content. Click here for information about temporary exhibitions on view when the museum reopens. In spring 2021, the UMFA hosts “Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem” and “Confluence,” which explores the idea of water environmentally, culturally and historically. If these exhibitions are of interest to you for your classes, please reach out to Meggie Troili, coordinator of adult and university programs, at

The UMFA collections team is also available to fulfill reproduction requests for works found in the UMFA’s permanent collection for research, publication and personal use. We invite you to browse the online searchable database to learn more about the Museum’s dynamic collection of nearly 20,000 objects.

For more information about virtual resources and programs, please visit the UMFA’s new faculty and staff resource page. The UMFA also wants to hear from you how to better serve the campus community. Please consider participating in this survey for a chance to win a $50 gift card to The Museum Store. If you want to get the latest on upcoming exhibitions and programs, please sign up for our newsletter and follow us on Instagram and Facebook @utahmuseumoffinearts.