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Utah Iconography

utah iconographyDecember 18, 2013–March 14, 2014

To celebrate the 2014 legislative session, the Utah Division of Arts and Museums curated Utah Iconography, an exhibit of pieces from the State Fine Art Collection.

The exhibit references actual people, places, and things that are, or could be, considered icons in Utah. Each artwork reflects ideas, experiences, and history that are an integral part of life in Utah.

While myriad other icons exist, both personal and public, visitors viewed just a glimpse of Utah icons collected over the last 115 years.

The State Fine Art Collection, also known as the Alice Art Collection, was initiated by Representative Alice Merrill Horne who sponsored Senate Bill 89 in the 1899 3rd Utah Legislature, which created the Utah Art Institute (now known as the Utah Division of Arts and Museums), the first state-sponsored arts organization in the United States.

This exhibit was provided courtesy of the Utah State Fine Art Collection of the Division of Arts and Museums.

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