Hosted in the state-owned Alice Gallery, Recent is an exhibition of works that highlights acquisitions into the State of Utah Alice Merrill Horne Collection from the past five years. Recent will be on display from July 13th to September 7th, 2018.
Public art projects at the Utah Department of Health and the University of Utah, as well as the Utah Public Art Program, have been recognized among the best projects nationally in 2017. Continue reading
Two Utah artists use abstract paintings, found objects, and a multidimensional installation as vehicles to express their concerns about an increased emphasis on consumerism and audiences who see art as merely a luxury. Continue reading
The Utah Division of Arts and Museums is pleased to inaugurate the Alice Merrill Horne Legislative Champion Award. This award acknowledges elected officials who initiate legislation to ensure Utah’s arts, culture, and heritage can thrive and grow. Alice Merrill Horne was our first legislative champion. In 1899, she sponsored the bill creating the first state arts agency in the nation.
This year, we’re honoring two individuals who have gone above and beyond to support arts and museums.
During the 2018 legislative session, Rep. Brad Wilson took the initiative to assist school districts across the state in caring for and providing a path to keep works of art purchased by the public in the public domain.
Also during the 2018 legislative session, Rep. Patrice Arent sponsored HB180 – Art Collection Committee Amendments, which fully acknowledged our first legislative champion, Alice Merrill Horne. Thanks to Rep. Arent, our state art collection is now officially known as the State of Utah Alice Merrill Horne Art Collection.
Floral paintings as a personal expression of femininity will be the focus of a new exhibition at the Alice Gallery in Salt Lake City.
Florescentia: Works by Emily Fox King will open March 9th and run through May 4th. Continue reading
Four artists celebrate their connections with the plants they raise as well as their own family connections in a new exhibition at the Rio Gallery. Continue reading
SALT LAKE CITY — Artists or artist teams are encouraged to submit letters of interest and qualifications for the creation of public art for the newly expanded Archives facility in Salt Lake City. Continue reading
House Bill 180 would officially designate the collection as the State of Utah Alice Merrill Horne Art Collection. Currently, the name is the Utah State Alice Art Collection. The change would also apply to the state-owned Alice Gallery. Continue reading
The Utah Division of Arts & Museums will award two $10,000 Visual Arts Fellowships to acknowledge and encourage the careers of professional artists who demonstrate exceptional talent and dedication. Applications opened Jan. 1, 2018 and are due Feb. 1, 2018. Continue reading
The landscape portraits of George Beard, a pioneer of early glass-plate photography, will be on display beginning Jan. 19 at the Alice Gallery in Salt Lake City. Continue reading