Painters of the Wasatch Mountains

A distinct painting development with regard to the American West's Wasatch Range emerged in the nineteenth century and persists even today. These "painters of the Wasatch" have set many precedents through their artistic interpretations of this mountain subject matter. The retrospective exhibit, drawn from the 2005 collector's book "Painters of the Wasatch Mountains" and produced in a collaboration with the Utah Museum of Art and History, is a survey of the gamut of painters who formed and have carried forward an expression of nature's mighty gift to both visitors and residents of Utah.

As natural successor to the Hudson River School in the East, the "Wasatch School" persists because of the values we associate with that first of America's art movements- a dedication to place, a careful study, and interpretation of the environment in a spiritual and cultural context. The Painters of the Wasatch are not defined by a particular style or medium but by a physical presence that has unlimited appeal and inspiration.

Many paintings on loan from museums, artists and private collectors will be on display from the earliest examples of painting in the nineteenth century, to works by Utah's contemporary artists.

A.R.T.S. School Tour & Project

Each A.R.T.S School Tour for the Painters of the Wasatch Mountains exhibit will include a 45 minute guided tour as well as a 45 minute art project. The art project, will allow students to create small Park City Wasatch Mountain landscape painting after drawing them on canvas paper. Students will use either acrylic or watercolor paints.

Costs of A.R.T.S. – FREE thanks to our generous sponsors and supporters!

The Kimball Art Center is able to provide the free of charge, A.R.T.S. School Tour Program for the Painters of the Wasatch exhibition to public, private, charter, home schools plus youth organizations thanks to underwriting by the George S. & Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation, The Thomas H. and Carolyn Fey Family Foundation, KSL 5 TV, Summit County RAP Tax, Utah Division of Arts & Museums, Zions Bank, The Burton Foundation and Rocky Mountain Power. The A.R.T.S. Program includes free gallery school tours or in-classroom lectures with cross curriculum lesson plans and a hands-on exhibit driven art projects to further students understanding of the Main Gallery exhibition.

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