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
The four budget requests from the Department of Heritage & Arts all ranked among the top 10 priorities for a legislative subcommittee. Continue reading
Funding for planning and design of the department’s proposed collections storage facility has been placed high on a priority list by a legislative committee. Continue reading
Colleen Eggett, who has served as the director of the American Fork Library since 2015, has been appointed as the new state librarian for Utah. 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 Legislature’s appropriations subcommittees have completed their base budget processes, and the Department of Heritage and Arts remained mostly intact. Continue reading
For the second time this week, Executive Director Jill Love presented before the Business, Economic Development, and Labor Appropriations Subcommittee. On Wednesday, Jan. 31, she discussed the department’s four budget requests. Continue reading