March 2, 2018 - August 2, 2018
Epicenter has been invited by the Utah Museum of Fine Arts to co-create an exhibition (ACME Lab) and K-12 programming (ACME Session) as a part of their Art. Community. Museum. Education. (“ACME”) outreach initiative. ACME is dedicated to rethinking the public role of museums and to transform how the UMFA connects with, engages, and learns from the community.
Located in the UMFA Emma Eccles Jones Education Center, the ACME Lab is an exhibition space for art experimentation and exploration. Visitors of all ages are encouraged to ask questions, make connections across disciplines, and engage with art in new ways. The Lab promotes collaboration between museum and community through active participation—providing an avenue for mutual learning, discovery, and understanding. Epicenter’s ACME Lab titled “Our Futures” will be on exhibit from March through August of 2018. The exhibit and programming will blend fact and fiction and highlight the relationship between landscape, society, and culture by investigating possible futures for rural Utah.
Transporting the UMFA into the community, ACME Sessions are a series of public meetups where participants can imagine and articulate new models of education and community engagement through hands-on activities and dialogue. The “Our Futures” ACME Session will take place in select Salt Lake City and Green River 4th and 7th grade Utah History classes from March – August 2018. Students and teachers from will collaborate to break down barriers, gain a greater appreciation for different ways of life, and develop a statewide community.