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“World Class Art” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kimball Art Center

Kimball Art Center
638 Park Ave, Park City, UT 84060
435 649 8882
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Ranked #19 of 34 Attractions in Park City
Type: Educational Sites, Art Galleries
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Owner description: The Kimball Art Center is the heart of Park City's historic and vibrant arts community. We are a non-profit center for the arts, committed to engaging individuals of all ages in diverse and inspiring experiences through education, exhibitions and events.
Thousand Oaks, California
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“World Class Art”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Just love this venue. It's always changing and has the most diverse art exhibits. Great little coffee shop right in the building and they even offer art classes.

Visited July 2013
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Dallas, Texas
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“Have dessert after lunch instead...”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Not much to see, a paper cutting exhibit. Was hoping to see a collection of best works by local artists. Those are best viewed in the gallieries around town. Glad the Kimball was free...and did not waste more than five minutes of our time.

Visited July 2013
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Kristiesue, Public Relations Manager at Kimball Art Center, responded to this review, January 7, 2014
Dear RW,

I am sorry to hear that you were less than satisfied with the Ink Paper Scissors Exhibit featured at the Kimball this past Spring. Printmaking is one of the most complicated art forms, and consequently the least understood. MOMA has an extensive collections of prints and has an interactive piece on their webpage that provides more insight into this complex process. http://www.moma.org/explore/multimedia/interactives/57/interactives-online-projects

The exhibit featured prints published by American Print Publisher, Shark's Inc. Prints from Shark's Inc. are included in numerous private and public collections including the Museum of Modern Art, NY; The Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT; The New York Public Library, NY: The Library of Congress, Washington, DC; The Art Institute of Chicago, IL; The Hirshhorn Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC: The Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA and many others.

Finally, one of the paper sculpture artists featured in the exhibit, Lenka Konopasek, is a talented local artist who has had 23 solo exhibitions and over 70 group exhibitions throughout the Southwest. She has also won several awards and has been represented by a variety of Park City galleries during her career. The other paper sculpture artist featured was Danielle Wyckoff, who has held over 40 solo exhibitions all over the country.

I hope that you will come visit us again as our exhibits change every 8-10 weeks. In Feb/March 2014 we will feature the Art of the Timepiece, a private collection of antique Patek Philipe watches and time pieces from a Los Angeles collector and engineer. Over the summer we will feature photographs from Elliott Erwitt , an internationally recognized and award-winning photographer from France, and finally in November, we will feature Christo and Jean Claude: The Tom Golden Collection.
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Yorkshire, UK
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“Lego exhibit was great”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Wandered in here while looking for a restaurant one night. The Lego exhibit was truly brilliant, very inspiring and something that everyone could identify with. No pressure to move on and interesting range of artwork.

Visited April 2013
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Park City, Utah
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“interesting little art center”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Enjoyed the Lego exhibit there. I think for a small art center they do a great job of finding fun and interesting exhibits.

Visited March 2013
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“What's the point?”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Hardly worth going to see the 'collections'. Be ready to be treated like going through airport security. (Really, at an 'art museum'?) Was made to leave my personal belongings including my wallet with the front desk. Totally ridiculous policy.

Visited August 2012
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Kristiesue, Public Relations Manager at Kimball Art Center, responded to this review, January 7, 2014
Dear Frequent Traveler,

I apologize for having to leave your personal belongings with our front desk staff. As you may know, when we rent an exhibit to display in our Gallery, we must abide by the rental contract which is drawn up by the exhibition manager, not by the Kimball Art Center. Depending on the nature of the art and its value, guests are often not allowed to bring food or drink or sometimes back packs into the museum. In the case of Chihuly, because the sculptures are so delicate, we were required to eliminate as much bulk from visitors as possible to prevent accidents. Please understand that we are legally bound to the contract elements and our goal is to display and protect the art while giving our visitors the best possible experience.
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