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Polly Roberts
UCLA World Arts Professor to Lecture on Sacred Objects

Polly Roberts, professor of world arts and cultures/dance at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), will deliver a lecture on the display of sacred objects in a museum context on Thursday, April 17, at 4:15 p.m., in the Overlook of the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art.  More ...

Anand Patel, with his wife Jaya, left, and son Gautam, right, pose with Lisa Trivedi and a portrait of Pranlal Pratel, whose work is on exhibit at the Wellin Museum of Art.
Refocusing the Lens Exhibits Patel’s Uncommon Photographs of Indian Women

When celebrated Indian street photographer Pranlal K. Patel died in January at the age of 104, he left behind an impressive legacy and 70 years worth of works. An exhibit at the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art has brought new life to some of the artist’s images from the early twentieth century.  More ...

Woman Selling Butter
Wellin Museum Reception to Honor Patel Family

A reception honoring Pranlal Patel’s son and grandson, who have traveled from India to view the Wellin Museum of Art exhibition “Refocusing the Lens: Pranlal K. Patel's photographs of women at Work in Ahmedabad,” will take place on Wednesday, April 2, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., in the Wellin Museum. The public is invited to attend.  More ...

Wellin Museum to Screen Somewhere to Disappear

The Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art will host a screening of artist/photographer Alec Soth’s Somewhere to Disappear, on Thursday, April 3, 4:15 p.m. in the Overlook in the Wellin Museum. The screening is free and open to the public.  More ...

Making brooms, Saraspur, Ahmedabad, 1937 Courtesy of the artist
Wellin Museum “Must See” Exhibition Closes April 15

Refocusing the Lens: Pranlal K. Patel’s Photographs of Women at Work in Ahmedabad,” an exhibition at the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art, closes on April 15. The exhibition is free and open to the public.  More ...

New York City alumni joined Tracy Adler, director of the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art, for an artist talk with Casey Ruble on March 7.
NYC Alumni Join Adler for Artist Talk

Tracy L. Adler, director of the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art, welcomed New York City alumni for a talk with artist Casey Ruble on March 7 at Volta NY. Ruble’s work was included in the museum’s fall exhibition A Sense of Place, which was curated by Adler.  More ...

Ivan Gaskell
Cultural Historian to Discuss Display of Objects in Museum Spaces

Ivan Gaskell, professor of cultural history and museum studies at the Bard Graduate Center, New York City, will discuss the display of objects in museum spaces in a lecture on Thursday, Feb. 20, at 6 p.m., in the Overlook in the Wellin Museum. The lecture is free and open to the public.  More ...

Tracy Adler (far right) at the CAA conference with Rand Suffolk, Anne Bergeron and Executive Director for ArtTable Ada Ciniglio.
Adler Moderates CAA Panel

Tracy Adler, director of the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art, moderated an ArtTable panel discussion on “The Art and Science of Museum Engagement” on Feb. 14 in Chicago. The event was part of the College Art Association’s (CAA) annual conference.  More ...

Making brooms, Saraspur, Ahmedabad, 1937 Courtesy of the artist
Wellin Museum Presents Two Photography Exhibitions

Two new photography exhibitions, “Refocusing the Lens: Pranlal Patel’s Photographs of Women at Work in Ahmedabad” and “In Context: The Portrait in Contemporary Photographic Practice” debut on Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art.  More ...

Seated Funerary Urn. Unknown Artist, Mexican (Pre-columbian). Monte Alban III, 250 750 A.D.
Wellin Museum Objects Featured in Deseret News

Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies S. Brent Plate was featured in an article in the Deseret News National Edition  titled “How religious art makes secular museums into sacred spaces,” published on Jan. 3. Two sacred objects from the Wellin Museum of Art, an Austrian Schwaz Nativity and a pre-Columbian seated funerary urn, were also displayed prominently in the article.  More ...

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