The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art has been an award-winning aesthetic force and community leader since its establishment in 1931. Located in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, UMOCA’s rich past has resulted in the creation of a cornerstone for contemporary culture in Utah, providing for artistic experimentation, community enrichment, and connection to the world as it occurs through our related experiences. UMOCA is a six-time recipient of funding from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and a two-time recipient of the Art Works Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts
Open to all, the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art is Utah’s only museum solely devoted to contemporary arts and culture. Through our exhibitions and programs, we engage with social issues, provide a platform for dialogue, and create a nurturing space for artists to work and develop, as we advance and support the community of contemporary art in Utah.
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UMOCA Rental Information
Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, UMOCA’s uniquely designed spaces and innovative exhibitions make it the perfect venue for an evening social or regional business meeting.
If you are interested in renting UMOCA’s space, please send an email describing your event and requested date to Emily Byrd at email@example.com.
UMOCA Guest Services
Admission to Utah Museum of Contemporary Art is a suggested $5 donation.
Current and upcoming exhibitions can be found at UtahMOCA.org.
UMOCA’s educational programs are designed to offer an in-depth learning experience by stimulating critical thinking and creativity for all ages. Programs include Family Art Saturday, Out Loud, artist talks, Art Fitness Training, Artists-In-Training Summer Camp, and Evening for Educators. Learn more about the different programs below:
Parking and Transportation
Parking is not available at UMOCA. However, metered street parking and paid lots are available nearby.
In addition, TRAX stations and bus stops are conveniently located throughout downtown Salt Lake City to help make transportation easy. The TRAX stop nearest to UMOCA is Temple Square Station on the Blue and Green lines.
UMOCA has a number of galleries and spaces. In addition to the lobby, exhibitions are on display in the Main Gallery, Codec Gallery, ED Space, AIR Space, Projects Gallery and Street Gallery.
The UMOCA Art Shop specializes in highlighting local consignment artists that use new materials in their practice to create an innovative, contemporary aesthetic. These artists fabricate everything from finely crafted wearable art, small sculptures, and multi-media paintings. The Art Shop also features merchandise intended to enhance the visitor’s experience including exhibition catalogs, supplementary texts that further explore contemporary issues, and UMOCA logo merchandise.