Boyd Reese, Glendinning Mansion, 1984 

UA&M 125th Anniversary


Enhancing Utah's quality of life since 1899


On March 9, 1899, the agency that became the Utah Division of Arts & Museums was founded. That makes 2024 our 125th anniversary! We're delighted to be the first state cultural agency in the nation, and we've spent 125 years supporting creative individuals and cultural organizations across Utah. 

Here's how you can learn more and help us celebrate:

Our agency was housed in the historic Glendinning Home, next door to the Governor's Mansion in downtown Salt Lake City, from 1979 through 2022. Click the button below to read a blog post about the 40th anniversary party for being in the Glendinning Home. 

40th Anniversary in the Glendinning Home Party
Click below to view a video about our agency that was created for the 50th anniversary of the National Endowment for the Arts in 2016.  

United States of Arts: Utah