KIMBALL ART CENTER UNVEILS A NEW VISION IN A NEW SPACE WITH THE OPENING OF WHEN EVENING HAS PASSED AND TOMORROW COMES AND THE RETURN OF EDUCATION CLASSES.
Park City’s historic art institution presents a dynamic vision through nationally-recognized exhibitions and educational programs in its new location.
PARK CITY, Utah., March 3, 2021 – Kimball Art Center announced today the opening of its new home at the YARD, 1251 Kearns BLVD. Free, timed-entry begins March 23, 2021, with exclusive preview opportunities for members and supporters starting March 17, 2021.
The Kimball Art Center exists to inspire and connect through art and has served as Park City’s creative hub since 1976. In this new chapter, the organization presents a platform that allows visitors the opportunity to explore and experience creative expressions on a national scale before turning within to nurture their creativity through the organization’s educational programs. While this location is temporary, the nearly 9,000 square foot former warehouse was reimagined and rebuilt to include the museum-quality flooring, lighting, and walls required to host the caliber and quality of art the Kimball Art Center will welcome to Park City.
“The YARD is where we will further unveil our vision to the community-at-large and invite exhibitions that connect with national dialogues in both dynamic and meaningful ways,” explains Aldy Milliken, executive director of Kimball Art Center. “And, it is where the Kimball will evolve to its future self as its forever home is envisioned, funded, and developed.”
Kimball Art Center at the YARD includes four galleries, four education studios, and an event cafe space.
The opening exhibition, When Evening Has Passed and Tomorrow Comes explores the work of four vanguard artists: ruby onyinyechi amanze, Nicola López, Cauleen Smith, and Saya Woolfalk. Each artist borrows strategies from the genres of fantasy and science fiction, creating fictional worlds that question our ways of seeing and being. Their poetic alternate universes, simultaneously positioned between nowhere and everywhere, reconsider identities, histories, and geographies. Alluring yet at times disconcerting, the work by these artists prompts us to better consider the future that we are building.
The Kimball Art Center Opening Weekend program offers supporters an exclusive look at the new space and personalized exhibition tours, with proceeds supporting the organization. A special exhibition preview for members is scheduled for March 17, 2021. Bespoke private tours curated by Executive Director Aldy Milliken and Curator Nancy Stoaks take place March 18–21, 2021. Family-focused educational experiences take place Saturday, March 20, 2021. Free, timed entry begins March 23, 2021. Reservations for opening weekend tours can be made at kimballartcenter.org.
Kimball Art Center education classes return with in-person offerings beginning March 23, 2021. Consistent with the organization’s mission to make the arts accessible to everyone, Kimball Art Center’s studios host over 300 art classes each year across a variety of media and skill levels—from beginners to experts, and from toddlers to seniors. Education programs are created in collaboration with the Kimball Art Center exhibition program, allowing students to enjoy an immersive art experience in both studio and gallery spaces at the YARD. Available classes include weekly programs, signature lessons and workshops, and Spring Break camps. Kimball Art Center summer camps will be available April 1, 2021.
Kimball Art Center follows guidelines provided by the State of Utah and Summit County for safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. Social distancing and mask wearing will be required of visitors, students, and staff while on-site. In addition, reservations are required for all classes and visitors. Kimball Art Center believes art spaces are centers of expression, civic engagement, and economic activity, and that an open art space will support the Park City community’s recovery from the impacts of COVID-19 while building a more resilient and inclusive future.
About Kimball Art Center
For more than 40 years, Kimball Art Center has inspired and connected the Park City community through art. The nonprofit center provides art education, dynamic exhibitions and a variety of events to the public. Kimball Art Center operates under the belief that art should be accessible to all and that art plays a critical role in the overall success of the Park City community.