Utah Arts & Museums announces the opening of the exhibition Utah Iconography in the Fourth Floor Gallery, located in the historic Utah State Capitol at 350 North State Street in Salt Lake City. The show runs from December 16, 2013 to March 13, 2014. Gallery hours are 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, Sunday and holidays.
Utah Iconography is an exhibit of works selected from the State of Utah Fine Art Collection. These works reference people, places and things that are, or could be, considered icons in Utah. They represent actual places, buildings and people, but also reference ideas and experiences that are part of life in Utah.
“There are many other icons, both personal and public, that could not be included in this exhibit,” said Utah Arts & Museums Director Lynnette Hiskey, “but these selected works give the viewer a glimpse of the past 115 years of collecting great Utah artists and icons.”
The State Fine Art Collection, also known as the “Alice Art Collection,” was initiated by Representative Alice Merrill Horne, who sponsored, in the 1899 3rd Utah Legislature, Senate Bill 89, creating the Utah Art Institute (now known as the Utah Division of Arts and Museums), the first state-sponsored arts organization in the United States. More information about the State of Utah Fine Art Collection and the Visual Arts programming of Utah Arts & Museums is available at visualartsutah.org or by contacting Jim Glenn at 801.245.7271.