If you have the slightest interest in art (or simply the looks of fine baked goods), get thee to the Springville Art Museum for the new Wayne Thiebaud exhibit, on now through July 29. A contemporary of Andy Warhol, Thiebaud is best-known for his still life works depicting bakery windows. He’s also revered for bringing together traditional and contemporary, and for his studied and simple, cheery color palettes.
A nationally-acclaimed artist, his works can be seen in museums nationwide. Thiebaud has a special connection to Utah, however, because he spent part of his childhood on a ranch north of St. George.
How do you not like a guy who says of his art, “I am desperately trying to make it look not so bad.” Go check it out. Take our word for it: for Utah, this is kind of huge.
p.s. We know we already mentioned it, but goings-on of this caliber deserve multiple writeups.
p.p.s. It’s also FREE.
70 Years of Painting: Wayne Thiebaud
Springville Museum of Art
126 E. 400 South, Springville
March 28 – July 29, 2008
Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.; and Sunday, 3 – 6 p.m.