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Nov01

Arsenic and Old Lace

Oct 17, 2014 - Nov 3 , 2014
The PG Players will continue their 30th anniversary celebration by bringing back another comedy classic, Arsenic and…
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Nov01

Brent Godfrey Solo Exhibiton

Oct 16, 2014 - Nov 15 , 2014
In "Personae" Godfrey reflects upon who we are as individuals and communities. His figures move through…
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Nov01

Catch Me If You Can

Oct 8, 2014 - Nov 29 , 2014
A Regional Premiere! Fresh from Broadway! This high-flying musical sings the true story of Frank Abagnale, Jr. ...is he…
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Nov01

Damn Yankees

Oct 2, 2014 - Nov 22 , 2014
This rousing musical about America's favorite pastime knocks it out of the park! Hit songs and doubleheaders tell…
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Nov01

Hallow's Eve Exhibit

Oct 14, 2014 - Nov 9 , 2014
"Hallow's Eve" Exhibit at the Urban Arts Gallery The Utah Arts Alliance is proud to present…
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Nov01

Halloween Lift Rides

Oct 23, 2014 - Nov 1 , 2014
Enjoy the beautiful scenery of Sundance while you soar over Halloween themed scenes and are greeted by costume-clad…
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Nov01

Here and Over There: The…

Oct 10, 2014 - Dec 7 , 2014
 An exhibition from Special Collections recognizing the history and humanity of World War I,  or The Great…
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Nov01

Living Legends

Jan 10, 2014 - Jan 11 , 2037
For more than 40 years, BYU students with a heritage of Native American, Polynesian and Latin American backgrounds have…
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Nov01

Performing Dance Company

Oct 24, 2014 - Nov 1 , 2014
The Department of Modern Dance at The University of Utah presents an evening of faculty and guest artist choreography…
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Nov01

Shrek the Musical!

Oct 3, 2014 - Nov 8 , 2014
Everyone's favorite ogre is back in the hilarious stage spectacle based on the Oscar-winning smash hit film. Based…
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Nov01

The Rocky Horror Show: The…

Oct 23, 2014 - Nov 1 , 2014
The Rocky Horror Show is the world-wide cult phenomenon with music, lyrics and book by Richard O’Brian. A…
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Nov02

Half Marathon, 10k and 5k

Oct 5, 2014 - Jan 1 , 2037
The North Face Endurance Challenge introduces its first ever Utah event! Trail running races include: 50M, 50k,…
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Nov04

Resident on Display

Oct 10, 2014 - Nov 25 , 2014
Resident on Display: See the amazing talents of South Jordan residents as they display their artwork and photography.…
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Nov04

Yoga at the UMFA

Oct 7, 2014 - Nov 18 , 2014
Renowned local yoga instructor Scott Moore leads a free yoga class in the UMFA's Great Hall. These classes will…
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Nov07

Gallery Stroll

Oct 17, 2014 - Dec 5 , 2014
Galleries across Salt Lake are open for the public to meet artists and browse the exciting and thriving visual arts…
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Hill Aerospace Museum, Hill Air Force Base, Utah

Hill Aerospace Museum

More than 50 aircraft in both indoor and outdoor displays are housed at the Hill Aerospace Museum, located at Hill Air Force Base.

Museums in Utah

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Utah is home to a wide range of museums, which inform, educate, and fascinate the general public. From the newly opened Natural History Museum of Utah to the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Utah is home to a range of world class museums intended to engage and educate people about our state and our world.

ART

Museums and art galleries, in cities large and small, showcase visual art collections from the representational to the abstract. The Utah Museum of Fine Arts at the University of Utah is the largest art museum in the Intermountain West. Its collection includes more than 18,000 works of art: paintings, sculpture, photography, mixed media, and works on paper, from across the globe. Utah's first museum for the visual arts, the Springville Museum of Art, houses more than 2,000 works, 1,500 of which are created by artists who call Utah home. Its works are representative of over 150 years of Utah fine art. The museum includes 29 galleries and a sculpture garden. For those interested in Utah's current art scene, the Salt Lake City Gallery Stroll, an average of 15 galleries participate each month. The Gallery Stroll commonly features works from many of Utah's greatest currently working artists and broad spectrum of artistic media and expression. Utah has a vibrant art culture of many talented artists, galleries, and museums.

CULTURE AND HISTORY

Utah's rich prehistory and geology make it a hotbed for fascinating dinosaur fossils, ancient Native American artifacts, and a geologist's haven of incredible natural phenomena to inspire wonder and study. The newly opened Rio Tinto Center, which serves as the new home for the Natural History Museum of Utah is an excellent starting point for any visit to the state of Utah. The perspective and insight it lends on the state of Utah thoroughly enriches an experience of the state's National and State Parks, soaring mountains and enchanted deserts. The encouraged starting point of the museum is aptly named, "Trailhead to Utah."

A fantastic new museum in Salt Lake City, the Leonardo, is a great place to bring the whole family. It's "a fusion of art, science, and technology," sure to engage adults and their kids. The museum contains much more than exhibits to look at. It truly invites visitors to be a participant in thinking through and solving problems. It inspires minds with scientific innovations and a look at how these innovations work. It's a place for community workshops and life labs where visitors may have the opportunity to mingle with scientists, thinkers, philosophers, creators, and artists.

DINOSAURS

Utah is dinosaur country. For many millions of years, the state's enchanted desert landscape held within it a fascinating and rich record of time in the form of dinosaur fossils. Utah contains, arguably, the best Mesozoic Era rock record on the planet. Dinosaur National Monument and the Cleveland Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry are both found within the Morrison Formation, which has yielded the vast majority of Utah's well-known dinosaur fossils. Dating back as far as 150 millions years ago, these dinosaur fossils were a part of the Late Jurassic Era. The Cleveland Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry is famous for the great number of Allosaurus fossils that have been discovered there. Arguably, Utah's most dramatic dinosaur display is found at the Quarry Visitor Center at the Dinosaur National Monument. More than 2,000 fossils are preserved in a 200-foot long wall, which was part of an ancient river sandbar.

In addition, the Cedar Mountain Formation, which overlies the Morrison Formation, is representative of longer time span and has yielded several entirely different dinosaur groups. Late Cretaceous dinosaurs, including Tyrannosaurus Rex and Torosaurus, have been discovered in the Horn Formation in Central Utah, and the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (GSENM). GSENM is home to the most continuous record of Late Cretaceous Era dinosaurs, which thrived at the end of the age of dinosaurs (approx. 65 million years ago) in the world. Within GSENM, current research is beginning to shed light on previously unknown Utah dinosaurs.

Many of Utah's museums are devoted to preserving the heritage and culture of our state. Preserved Artifacts, exhibits, photographs and more, all help to bring back a fascinating time period in the American West.

Most cities and towns in Utah also have Daughters of the Utah Pioneers Museums. These assorted collections include wonderful treasures. Inquire locally for details.

For a detailed list of Utah's Museums contact the Utah Division of Arts & Museums, (801) 236-7555, or visit www.utahmuseums.org/museum-directory.

 

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USU Eastern Prehistoric Museum
S & S Shortline Train Park & Museum
Territorial Statehouse State Park Museum
The Alliance for the Varied Arts
The Crandall Historical Printing Museum
The Dan O'Laurie Canyon Country Museum
The Dinosaur Museum of Blanding
The Heritage Museum of Layton
The Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery
  • 3848 Harrison Blvd
  • Weber State University
  • Ogden, UT 84408
  • Region: Northern
  • Phone: 801-626-6420
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The Park City Museum
  • 528 Main
  • P.O. Box 555
  • Park City, UT 84060
  • Region: Northern
  • Phone: 435-649-7457
  • Fax: (435) 649-7384
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