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Utah Arts & Humanities Month

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Governor Gary Herbert Declares October 2015 Utah Arts & Humanities Month

Governor's Declaration of October as Arts & Humanities Month

Utah Humanities and Utah Division of Arts and Museums Join Forces to Celebrate 50 Years of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts.

In 2014, President Obama declared October National Arts & Humanities month and said, “America has flourished because of the creative spirit and vision of our people. Our Nation is built on the freedom of expression, and we rely on the arts and humanities to broaden our views and remind us of the truths that connect us. By capturing our greatest hopes and deepest fears, the arts and humanities play an important role in telling our country’s story and broadening our understanding of the world.”

In 2015, in celebration of the 50th anniversaries of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts, Utah joins many states in recognizing the value both the humanities and the arts bring to our communities. As we acknowledge the impact they have on the lives we enjoy, we invite you to join us in showing your love for arts and humanities. Whether attending events such as the ones listed below, starting a discussion group, or writing your own piece of music or poetry, remember to stop and ponder the things that make life worth living.


Arts and Humanities Quick Grants Recipients for 2015

Check out the events that have been sponsored by Arts & Humanities Quick Grants, awarded by Utah Humanities. Find detailed information about each event HERE.

Utah State Archives Month
10/7/2015 – 10/28/2015 12:00 PM
Utah State Archives, Salt Lake City

The Rhythm of the Drum
10/8/2015 7:00 PM
Heritage Center Theater, Cedar City

The Recall: Remembrance Writing Workshop
10/12/2015 6:00 PM
SLCC West Valley Center, West Valley City

Colorado River People: White Collar Visionaries & Blue Collar Workers
10/14/2015 12:00 PM
Utah State Archives, Salt Lake City

Exploring Human Origins: What Does it Mean to be Human?
10/16/2015 – 11/12/2015
Cedar City Public Library, Cedar City

The Kreutzer Sonata
10/18/2015 7:00 PM
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, Salt Lake City

Central Utah Indigenous Cultural Art Festivity
10/23/2015 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM, 10/24/2015 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Richfield City Building, Richfield

SPEAK! A Play Reading with Chana Porter
10/27/2015 7:00 PM
Weber State University, Ogden

The Art of José Guadalupe Posada: A Contemporary Tribute
10/29/2015 – 11/1/2015
Weber State University, Ogden

Dia de los Muertos
10/30/2015 3:00 PM
Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum, Salt Lake City