KELLY KIVLAND TALK/SPIRAL JETTY SCREENING, UMFA, Wednesday, 5 p.m., Free

We Utahns love to consider the Spiral Jetty land-art installation as our own, but of course the Utah landmark is the work of artist Robert Smithson, and its maintenance is the responsibility of the Dia Art Foundation in New York, in partnership with the Utah Museum of Fine Arts and Westminster College. On Wednesday, the Dia's assistant curator, Kelly Kivland, comes to the UMFA to chat about Smithson's work, as well as the installation of Smithson's Leaning Mirror sculpture, on display at the UMFA on a loan from the Dia. The work is exemplary of Smithson's focus on the relationship between art and place in the late '60s--a focus that led to the Spiral Jetty in 1970. Following Kivland's chat, the UMFA will host a free screening of Smithson's Spiral Jetty film in the museum's auditorium. (photo by Andi Olsen)