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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

UVU Woodbury Art Museum in Orem

Have you heard about the UVU Woodbury Art Museum in the University Mall?  Maybe you have seen it above Nordstrom but haven't had a chance to stop by?  I was thrilled when the Woodbury Art Museum contacted me and invited me to come look at their new collection!

My husband and I went to the museum as a date night, but I may take Lily back because I think she'd enjoy looking at the pictures (and it's FREE!)  I liked that their new "Sensing Brazil" exhibit had a bunch of different types of art.  There were paintings, sculpture, dance, music, and a wall with facts and a globe.  This collection is borrowed from the Museum of Latin America Art, and only here until November 30.

 They had screens with headphones set up to watch the dances and listen to the music.

My favorite part was the new "Dichos" exhibit filled with pictures of things Latin America truck and bus drivers have painted on their vehicles.  Next to each picture was a translation of what it meant in English.  The "love" section of this exhibit was my favorite.  My husband and I were laughing at almost every single one - these people were very creative!

 As part of the "Dichos" exhibit, they let you draw on a real bumper with crayons.  Perfect hands-on activity for kids!  I didn't know what to write, so I just drew a design and colored it in.

 This painting (above) in the permanent collection was my favorite piece.  I could have looked at it all day.

The Woodbury Art Museum is partnering with the Orem Library and their Orem Reads Program, so by some of the pieces there is a family tree to go along with the Orem Reads theme.

They also had a hands-on activity for this program where you could fill out your own family tree.  I don't know who designed this paper, but it's the cutest family tree I've ever seen.  (I love the swirls.)

I was glad I finally made it to the Woodbury Museum of Art.  This is a great date night activity, and kids would love it too!  It's FREE which is awesome, educational, and fun.

The two new exhibits (Dichos & Sensing Brazil) will only be on display until November 30 so hurry over!

The UVU Woodbury Art Museum
Located inside University Mall
2nd Level between Nordstrom and Gap

FREE Admission

Tuesday 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday-Saturday 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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