This 1977 portrait of poet Ann Lauterbach by artist Alex Katz is one of the many works currently on display at the Utah Museum of Fine Art. // © 2010 VAGA, New York, NY
A colorful new exhibit at the Utah Museum of Fine Art (UMFA), “Faces: Selections from the Permanent Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art,” will be on display through Feb. 13, 2011. The exhibition will feature pop art and pop art-influenced works that focus on the human face and body, with a focus on portraits.
The exhibit also includes a selection of Andy Warhol’s famous Polaroid portraits, a recent gift from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, on view at the UMFA for the first time. Warhol’s Polaroid portraits include portraits of the rich and famous, as well as unknown people, all of whom are portrayed in unconventional ways in order to bring out certain aspects of their personalities.
The exhibit also features Alex Katz’ famous series of screen prints depicting young people in the 1970s.
Admission is free for UMFA members, $7 for adults and $5 for children, students and seniors. The exhibit is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Tuesdays through Fridays and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays. The UMFA is located on the University of Utah campus.