The BYU Museum of Peoples and Cultures is pleased to announce its newest exhibit, “Nuchu: Voices of the Ute People.”
The exhibit celebrates the rich heritage of the Ute throughout northeastern Utah, including Utah Valley. In the exhibit, their voices tell the story of their vibrant history and life.
The exhibit contains items collected around the Vernal area of Utah during the 1930s and 1940s. The text and labels for this exhibit are taken from interviews with Ute tribal members over the past 15 years, providing an opportunity to hear how the Ute view the items and their own heritage. Helping to fulfill the MPC’s mission to train future museum professionals, “students have combed through hours of interviews and texts, collaborated on the design of the galleries, and built the displays,” Kari Nelson, curator of education, said.
Weekly Public Planetarium Shows planetarium shows given by the BYU Astronomical Society are held most Friday nights.
The shows start promptly at 7 and 8 PM. There is no late admittance. Because it gets very dark in the planetarium, the shows may not be appropriate for some young children. Please keep in mind that it is difficult to leave once the show has begun.
After the shows, the observation deck on the roof will be open, weather permitting, with telescopes set up for the public to look through.
The Planetarium is located in room N465 on the 4th floor of the Eyring Science Center on the BYU Campus in Provo, Utah.
The Brigham Young University Museum of Art is a four-story, modern facility of more than 102,000 square feet in size. The museum houses ten exhibition galleries, an auditorium, classrooms, a small theater, a print study room, a gift store, and security and administrative offices. The museum also contains state-of-the-art design, fabrication, imaging, registration, and storage areas. The Museum Café overlooks a beautiful sculpture garden and reflection pool.
Vast, flat, almost empty expanses of desert plains and highland plateaus are distinctive elements of the Southwestern landscape. Many regional artists attempted to portray this quality of almost infinite space by emphasizing unbroken horizontal lines across their compositions. While more traditional landscape paintings often include clumps of trees on both sides of the canvas to frame the view and create a sense of completeness, the paintings in this gallery dispense with those framing elements to create a sense of incompleteness—a feeling that the scene extends far beyond the frame.
Have you ever taken a snapshot of an awe-inspiring mountain only to find it looking small and insignificant in your picture? How can it capture its size and grandeur in a small image? Paintings in this gallery show how some Southwestern artists met this challenge by crowding the canvas and cropping the view. In some cases, a mountain peak almost grazes the top of the painting, and in others, the sheer face of a cliff fills most of the background, leaving only a small patch of sky. These approaches imply that the subject is just too large to fit inside the frame.
The Museum of Peoples and Cultures hosts a variety of date nights throughout the semester. Each date night is themed and includes relevant activities and refreshments. Prices vary, but the average cost is between $10-15 per couple.
The MPC is Brigham Young University’sarchaeological and anthropological museum. The University now has four museums – the Paleontology museum, the Museum of Art, the Bean Life Science Museum, and the Museum of Peoples and Cultures (MPC).