Visual art: Spend the weekend with Nan Gray, tour the Rio Tinto Center
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Nan Gray Weekends Exhibit

Say "weekend," and it conjures different images, depending on who's listening: rest and relaxation for some, recreation and adventure for others. Visit www.artatthemain.com for information.

When • Sunday, Sept. 23, 1 p.m.-5 p.m.; Monday through Thursday, Sept. 24-27, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, Sept. 28-29, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, Sept. 30, 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

Where • Salt Lake City Public Library, 210 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Architecture Tours of History Museum

Explore the Rio Tinto Center's unique design, materials, green features and public art on a guided architecture tour.

When • Sunday, Sept. 23, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 25, 10:15-11:15 a.m., and at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 26 10:15-11:15 a.m., and at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 27, 10:15-11:15 a.m., and at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 30, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Where • Natural History Museum of Utah — Rio Tinto Center, 301 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $11; visit nhmu.utah.edu/visit/hours

Fare Exhibit

The Utah Arts & Museums will sponsor the opening of the exhibition "Fare," which explores the relationship of food to culture.

When • Monday through Friday, Sept. 24-28, and Monday, Oct. 1, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where • Alice Merrill Horne Gallery, 617 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Slusser Gallery Landscapes Exhibition

Slusser Gallery will present a group exhibition of landscape paintings by top Utah artists including: Tom Howard, John Hughes, Randall Lake, Karrie Baldwin Penney, Ian Ramsay, William Stonebraker and others. Music by all-girl folk-punk band "Millie and the Moths." Visit www.slussergallery.blogspot.com/ for information.

When • Monday through Friday, Sept. 24-28, and Monday, Oct. 1, all from 9 a.m.-noon, and from 1:30-5 p.m.

Where • Slusser Gallery, 447 E. 100 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Santiago Michalek Exhibit

Utah Artist Santiago Michalek is best known for his paintings of vintage Volkswagen cars and buses.

When • Tuesday through Thursday, Sept. 25-27, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Sept. 28-29, from 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Monday, Oct. 1, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where • Meyer Gallery, 305 Main St., Park City

Tickets • Free

Alex Israel Exhibit — As It Lays

The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art holds the exhibition Alex Israel: As it Lays. The Los Angeles-based artist uses Hollywood as a material to produce videos, objects, performances and installations.

When • Tuesday through Saturday, Sept. 25-29, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Where • Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, 20 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

John Bell — The Next Supper

UMOCA will host a private performance by nationally emerging artist John Bell. During the performance, 68 guests will be seated at a long table in UMOCA's Main Gallery and invited to finish Bell's partially completed canvasses, using as raw materials the dinner and other objects on the table in front of them. Proceeds from the evening will be used to support UMOCA's community offerings. Call 801-328-4201 or visit www.utahmoca.org.

When • Friday, Sept. 28, 7 p.m.

Where • Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, 20 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Dale Nichols: Transcending Regionalism

Recognized as one of the four major regionalist artists, Dale Nichols created artwork in the Midwest during the Great Depression. He then turned toward the local landscape in hopes of creating a uniquely American art. This showcase features more than 20 paintings that span much of the artist's long career.

When • Friday, Sept. 28, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 29, and 30, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where • Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 410 Campus Center Dr., Salt Lake City

Tickets • $7; University of Utah students, staff and faculty and UMFA members, free; visit umfa.utah.edu/hours_admission

Smithsonian Museum Day at UVU

The Woodbury Art Museum will participate in the Smithsonian Museum Day. For more information and tickets, visit www.smithsonian.com/museumday.

When • Saturday, Sept. 29, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Where • Woodbury Art Museum, Utah Valley University, 575 E. University Parkway, University Mall, Suite N250, Orem

Tickets • Free

Monsters, Movies & the Dude — Blain Hefner

Artist Blain Hefner will hold his "Monsters, Movies & the Dude" art exhibit. There will be a reception on Oct. 3, 7-9 p.m. Visit www.slcjcc.org for information.

When • Monday, Oct. 1, 5 a.m.- 10 p.m.

Where • I.J. and Jeanne Wagner Jewish Community Center, 2 N. Medical Drive, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Visit bit.ly/TQ46JD