ARTSYSTEM: THE CHANGING CLIMATES OF THE ARTS AND SCIENCES
This exhibition highlights endeavors in the Arts and STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) showcasing work that has both cursory and direct symbiotic relationships between the Arts and Sciences.
One of the highlights of the permanent collection is the installation Klompen, by the Seattle-based artist Trimpin. Klompen is a sound sculpture that includes 96 Dutch wooden clogs that connect to a computer by wires suspended from the ceiling. Placing a quarter in the token box electronically triggers mallets in the toes of the shoes. Trimpin is a contemporary artist who uses sound as a medium for sculpture and works between the genres of art, music and science. His influences include German cuckoo clocks, early electronic media and experimental composers. Bring plenty of quarters; Klompen plays 24 different compositions!
THE DOROTHY AND HERBERT VOGEL COLLECTION: 50 WORKS FOR 50 STATES
This exhibition from the collection of Herb and Dorothy Vogel presents a full installation of the complete Vogel gift to the state of Utah for the first time. The Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art is the only museum in the state to receive this generous national gift campaign of conceptual, minimalist, and post-minimalist art .
2007, mixed media; steel, plaster, and acrylic paint
Passacaglia was completed by the L.A. artist Ann Preston in 2007. The sculpture's name derives from a musical form related to dance. Like its name, the sculpture is composed of geometric forms- a dance of triangles that combine to become diamonds, transforming yet again into larger geometric units which expand into a counter rythm of contoured panels.