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USU Art Museum Presents Museum + Music Dec. 3

Friday, Nov. 17, 2017


Neighboring farmers talking in the field

Russell Lee, "Neighboring farmer asking one of the members of the Olsen cooperative binder when custom work could be done for him. Mantua, Utah," 1940, Gelatin silver print, 7 x 9.5 inches, Collection of Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Utah State University, Gift of the Marie Eccles Caine Foundation.


The Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art (NEHMA) at Utah State University continues its Museum + Music series with “Imagining Community: Art, Music and the New Deal in the West,” Sunday, Dec. 3, at 3 p.m., in the Caine Performance Hall on the USU Logan campus.  

The Museum + Music series aims to connect the visual with the aural by presenting music that relates to artwork in the museum’s collection.

This year, Museum + Music explores different conceptions of “community” suggested by the intersection of visual art and music. For this concert, students from the USU Music Department will present a program exploring different facets of the visual art from the NEHMA collection and music of the Depression era West. In doing so they will examine a myriad of artistic responses to the crisis, including how government “New Deal” programs helped to foster a sense of shared identity and purpose in the face of daily personal hardships. Music will include selections from the popular, classical and jazz music of the time, juxtaposed with visual artworks inspired by the experience of the Great Depression. 

NEHMA is located on the USU Logan Campus. The Museum is currently closed for construction but will continue to host events including Museum + Music at other venues like the Caine Performance Hall. These concerts are free and open to the public with a reception following the performance.

Following the December concert, Museum + Music will resume in 2018 on February 25. See the museum’s website (artmuseum.usu.edu) to stay up-to-date on NEHMA events.

Contact: Andrea DeHaan, Administrative & Events Coordinator, andrea.dehaan@usu.edu or (435) 797-0163. 





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