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Laura Allred Hurtado.
Laura Allred Hurtado.

Laura Allred Hurtado Appointed Executive Director of Utah Museum of Contemporary Art

The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (UMoCA) announced that Laura Allred Hurtado has been named its new executive director. She comes to the institution from the Church History Museum, where she has served as the global acquisitions art curator. She will take up the post on April 1.

“Laura has the combination of knowledge and enthusiasm which will assure that UMoCA continues as a unique, vibrant showcase for contemporary art in Utah,” museum board president Val Antczak said. “She has been an integral part of the Utah art community for years, while following the contemporary art scene across borders and cultures and will build on our long history of bringing cutting edge contemporary art exhibitions to Utah.” 

Commenting on her new role, Hurtado said: “For nearly ninety years, the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art has been an aesthetic force and community leader in Utah and beyond. I am honored and humbled to be a part of that longstanding legacy and to join a strong, passionate, hardworking and committed team—of trustees, staff, visitors, volunteers, and supporters.”