CityViews 3/1/12: The Abbey Collection/FAX



Segment 1: Edward Abbey

Edward Abbey, the environmental crusader and godfather of monkeywrenchers, was not a Utahn by birth, but he spent much time in the state and set his most famous writings here. So, in many ways, it’s fitting that a major collection of his work is coming to the University of Utah. On Thursday, we’ll talk about Abbey’s love of the desert and his legacy for the modern environmental movement.


  • Ken Sanders, Ken Sanders Rare Books
  • Dr. Gregory Thompson, Associate Dean for Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah

A public lecture and reception marking the opening of the rare book exhibition: Brave Cowboy: An Edward Abbey Retrospective is scheduled to open Sunday, March 4 at 3 p.m. at the J. Willard Marriott Library, Gould Auditorium on level 1, University of Utah.




Segment 2: FAX

Once a mainstay of the modern office, the fax machine has largely disappeared from the workplace. But hundreds of artists, scientists, filmmakers and writers are repackaging the fax machine as a tool to draw and create. Utah Museum of Contemporary Art brings this evolutionary exhibit to Utah.



  • Aaron Moulton, Senior Curator of Exhibitions, UMOCA

FAX opens Friday, March 2 at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, 20 S West Temple, Salt Lake City. FAX is a traveling exhibition curated by João Ribas, and co-organized by The Drawing Center, New York, and Independent Curators International (ICI), New York.


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