Belonging is a basic human need. Feeling accepted as members of a group, valued, and connected to a community are all part of belonging. Artists create a sense of belonging by transforming spaces, through representation, and by helping to nurture healthy, vibrant, and joyful communities where people feel welcome. Reflecting on belonging through art allows us to observe and interpret social behaviors while creating opportunities to build better, more equitable societies.
The Art of Belonging is a collaboration between The UVU Museum of Art and artist, curator, and art educator Jorge Rojas, and Artes de México en Utah, led by cultural advocate Fanny Guadalupe Blauer.
This initiative opens with a celebration of BIPOC culture on May 13, and will continue through September 16. Public programs include artist lectures, film discussions, educator workshops, collaborations with faculty, performance art, family art making, and more.
Featured programming includes:
The Art of Belonging: Juried Exhibition
Maruch Santíz Gómez: Beliefs of our Forebears
Jorge Rojas: Material Meditations
The Art of Belonging: Performance Art Series
Learn more about the exhibitions, events, and programs on offer through the link below!