Park City Museum Calendar of Events

Upcoming events, galas, functions, and gatherings.

28

Jun

Thomas Cole, founder of the Hudson River School, was an iconic 19th-century artist and a conservational visionary whose ideas on the natural world heralded the sense of American identity that we know today. Wild Land: Thomas Cole and the Birth of American Landscape Painting, takes visitors “into the woods” and through Cole’s studio, revealing the ways in which he, and other artists of his time, pioneered cultural conversations that shaped our national landscape—intellectually, physically, and visually.

From an itinerant portrait artist to the founder of the Hudson River School, how did this landscape artist transform sketches from nature into a new vision of the wilderness? The exhibition also examines how the meaning of nature has changed over time into a source for creative and intellectual inspiration. And just as Cole did, visitors are invited to explore the concept of preservation and how societies come to value and live in balance with natural resources.

Through a combination of large-scale banner graphics, immersive environments, media features, and other interactive elements, Wild Land takes audiences on a journey with Cole through the story of his creative process.

Please click here for upcoming events held in conjunction with this exhibit.

This exhibition has been made possible through NEH on the Road, a special initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities.  It has been adapted and is being toured by Mid-America Arts Alliance.  Wild Land: Thomas Cole and the Birth of American Landscape Painting was organized by The Thomas Cole National Historic Site/Cedar Grove, Catskill, New York.

7

Sep

Sunday, Sept 7

Tour of the Marsac, Judge, Alliance, and other Historic Mine Signs led by Hope and Sandy Melville.

Please RSVP to events@parkcityhistory.org to reserve your spot or to get more information.

**Hikes Through History are for Museum Members only! To become a member, find more information by clicking here.**

10

Sep

Wed, Sept 10 / 3:00-4:30 at the Park City Museum (528 Main Street)

Join us for our Fall New Volunteer Orientation to learn about the many opportunities to help preserve, protect, and promote Park City’s history. The Park City Museum seeks volunteers to help install and take down traveling exhibits, catalog and process collection items, assist in the Research Library, lead both adult tours and school group programs, and assist as a gallery guide.

Questions? Call 435-649-7457 ext. 5102 or email education@parkcityhistory.org. For more information about being a volunteer, please visit our website: www.parkcityhistory.org/membership/volunteer.

11

Sep

 Enjoy Free Admission to the Park City Museum today! Visit for the first time, revisit your favorite exhibits, or come check out our traveling exhibit, “Wild Land: Thomas Cole and the Birth of American Landscape Painting.”

This Locals Free Day made possible through the generous support of Leland and Diana Swaner.

15

Sep

Mon, Sept 15 / 5:30-6:30 at the Park City Museum

Join nature photographer Richard D. Pick for a presentation entitled “Cedar Mesa | Sacred. Silence. Solitude.” We will examine how the definition of wilderness has changed over time and look at the proposal to protect Cedar Mesa as a National Conservation Area or Monument.

Many of you know Dick’s photography. He is best known for photographs of the incredible bird life here in Utah. His photographs have appeared in the last two Audubon calendars. His landscapes concentrate on the Colorado Plateau including the Cedar Mesa area.

17

Sep

Wed, Sept 17 / 3:00-5:00 at the Park City Museum (528 Main Street)

Do you love talking with people from all over the world? Do you love Park City’s history? Giving tours and talking with people about our exhibits is a lot of fun! Even if you know a lot about Park City’s history (or just the basics!), it is helpful to learn some general guidelines on giving tours, talking to visitors to the Museum, and understanding how people learn in museums. Come learn all that and more at this session of our Docent Training Series.

For more information on volunteering at the Museum, please see our volunteer page on our website http://www.parkcityhistory.org/membership/volunteer/

 

19

Sep

The Park City Museum is celebrating creativity, art, and the landscape with our latest traveling exhibit, “Wild Land: Thomas Cole and the Birth of American Landscape Painting.” Come unleash your inner artist at an event at the Paint Mixer! The Paint Mixer’s instructors guide you, during a two-hour session, in creating a masterpiece of ‘Mountain Lake.’ Music, mingling with fellow painters and optional wine and beer education create a fun and relaxed social setting perfect for discovering one’s inner artist and enjoying a memorable event. The Paint Mixer’s unique form of art entertainment requires no prior art experience or artistic ability. Guests leave The Paint Mixer with their personal masterpiece and memories of a delightful and unique experience. Each guest will receive a complimentary admission to the Park City Museum to explore our latest exhibit, “Wild Land: Thomas Cole and the Birth of American Landscape Painting.”

The Paint Mixer, located in Park City’s historic Main Street district, and in Salt Lake’s artistic Sugar House neighborhood, is Utah’s premier Paint and Wine Studio. Visit www.thepaintmixer.com for more information and to register for one of these events!

The Park City Museum, located on historic Main Street, will be hosting “Wild Land: Thomas Cole and the Birth of American Landscape Painting” June 28 — October 20. Visit www.parkcityhistory.org for more information.

(This exhibithas been made possible by NEH on the Road, a special initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The exhibition was organized by the Thomas Cole National Historic Site/Cedar Grove in Catskill, New York and was adapted and toured by Mid-America Arts Alliance through NEH on the Road.)

25

Sep

Thurs, Sept 25 / 5:30-6:30 at the Park City Museum (528 Main St.)

Held in conjunction with the Park City Museum’s latest traveling exhibit, “Wild Land: Thomas Cole and the Birth of American Landscape Painting.”

Utah is home to some spectacular wilderness areas! Join us to learn more about getting involved in the effort to protect such places as Greater Canyonlands, the San Rafael Swell, Desolation Canyon and other notable jewels of Utah’s redrock country. Dave Pacheco, with SUWA, will give a brief presentation about citizen efforts to conserve Utah’s remaining wild public lands.

Citizens have identified approximately 9.5 million acres that are still in their natural condition and have nominated them to be designated as Wilderness Areas through America’s Redrock Wilderness Act, a bill pending before the U.S. Congress. As Congress discusses and debates this and other legislation, SUWA successfully gives the land a voice by working through administrative and legal channels to keep these lands in their natural condition. SUWA formed 30 years ago and focuses on protecting Bureau of Land Management public lands throughout the state.

Dave Pacheco is SUWA’s Utah Grassroots Organizer, a fifth generation Utahn from Salt Lake City. He’s in his second stint with SUWA, having held similar positions with the organization from 1994-2004, and recently rejoining the full-time staff. His focus is educating and bringing together individuals and groups in support of protecting the remaining wild lands at the heart of the Colorado Plateau. In his own time, Dave prefers hiking, paddling and quiet recreation in the Wasatch and throughout the redrock country of southern Utah.

7

Oct

Tues, October 7 / 5:30-6:30 at the Park City Museum (528 Main Street)

Held in conjunction with the Park City Museum’s latest traveling exhibit, “Wild Land: Thomas Cole and the Birth of American Landscape Painting.”

George Handley will speak about landscape painting and its influence on conservation. He will specifically discuss and give examples of the importance of aesthetic responses to the landscape and how they influence the ways we think about the intrinsic value of land and can lead to conservation practices.   

George Handley is professor of humanities at Brigham Young University and the author of the environmental memoir, “Home Waters: A Year of Recompenses on the Provo River.” He has lectured and written extensively on the relationship between literature, art, spirituality and the natural world.

9

Oct

Enjoy Free Admission to the Park City Museum today! Visit for the first time, revisit your favorite exhibits, or come check out our traveling exhibit, “Wild Land: Thomas Cole and the Birth of American Landscape Painting.”

This Locals Free Day made possible through the generous support of Jill Johnson.

12

Oct

The Park City Museum is celebrating creativity, art, and the landscape with our latest traveling exhibit, “Wild Land: Thomas Cole and the Birth of American Landscape Painting.” Come unleash your inner artist at an event at the Paint Mixer! The Paint Mixer’s instructors guide you, during a two-hour session, in creating a masterpiece of ‘Mountain Lake.’ Music, mingling with fellow painters and optional wine and beer education create a fun and relaxed social setting perfect for discovering one’s inner artist and enjoying a memorable event. The Paint Mixer’s unique form of art entertainment requires no prior art experience or artistic ability. Guests leave The Paint Mixer with their personal masterpiece and memories of a delightful and unique experience. Each guest will receive a complimentary admission to the Park City Museum to explore our latest exhibit, “Wild Land: Thomas Cole and the Birth of American Landscape Painting.” 

The Paint Mixer, located in Park City’s historic Main Street district, and in Salt Lake’s artistic Sugar House neighborhood, is Utah’s premier Paint and Wine Studio. Visit www.thepaintmixer.com for more information and to register for one of these events!

The Park City Museum, located on historic Main Street, will be hosting “Wild Land: Thomas Cole and the Birth of American Landscape Painting” June 28 — October 20. Visit www.parkcityhistory.org for more information

(This exhibithas been made possible by NEH on the Road, a special initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The exhibition was organized by the Thomas Cole National Historic Site/Cedar Grove in Catskill, New York and was adapted and toured by Mid-America Arts Alliance through NEH on the Road.)

14

Oct

Tuesday, October 14 / 5:30-7:00 (location to be determined) 

A free event open to the public, sponsored by the Summit Land Conservancy and the Park City Museum

Join us for a panel discussion organized by the Summit Land Conservancy about our open space here in Park City. **RSVP required** education@parkcityhistory.org

Residents and visitors alike love the open space in our beautiful mountain town of Park City! The Summit Land Conservancy has been a leader in the Park City community in our efforts to acquire, preserve, and protect local open spaces in perpetuity. Today, the Conservancy stewards over 2,600 acres of land through 24 conservation easements, and actively works to protect more land annually for the benefit of all Summit County residents, as well as thousands of annual visitors, who come to ski, board, hike, bike, and play on the pristine mountainsides that have characterized Park City for decades.

This lecture is being held in conjunction with the Park City Museum’s latest traveling exhibit, “Wild Land: Thomas Cole and the Birth of American Landscape Painting.” Thomas Cole was an American painter who derived his creative inspiration from open space around him. His paintings of wilderness changed the way Americans viewed landscape and were inspiration for wilderness artists after him that led to conservation movements in America. Park City shares in this legacy and we are excited to discuss this history with the community.

16

Oct

Thurs October 16 /7:00 pm

Join us at the Park City Film Series’ screening of “A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet,” the first big-picture exploration of the environmental movement – grassroots and global activism spanning fifty years from conservation to climate change. Inspired by the book of the same name by Philip Shabecoff and informed by advisors like Edward O. Wilson, A FIERCE GREEN FIRE chronicles the largest movement of the 20th century and one of the keys to the 21st. A FIERCE GREEN FIRE premiered at the Sundance Film Festival 2012.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A via Skype with the Writer and Director of A FIERCE GREEN FIRE, Mark Kitchell.

Presented in partnership with the Park City Museum with support from FiReFilms, Park City Community Foundation and Park City Municipal Corp. This screening is free and open to the public.

For more information about this film: http://www.afiercegreenfire.com and the Park City Film Series http://www.parkcityfilmseries.com/