Utah Division of Arts & Museums is pleased to present A Living Legacy: Celebrating Native American Heritage Month, an exhibition in our Alice Gallery highlighting traditional and contemporary work from some of the state’s finest indigenous artists. All artworks selected for the exhibition are acquisitions of the State of Utah Alice Merrill Horne Collection.
November is Native American Heritage Month, which celebrates, honors, and recognizes the contributions of the American Indian community.
Utah is home to the first state-funded arts agency in the nation, founded in 1898 and now known as the Utah Division of Arts & Museums. State Rep. Alice Merrill Horne founded the agency based on visual art collecting, exhibitions, and educational programs. Since that time, the state has continued to acquire artworks with the goal of supporting the careers of Utah artists and building a collection of the state’s artistic heritage. Our Fine Art collection now includes over 1,500 works of art, in addition to our actively maintained Public Art and Folk Art collections.
Artists whose works are in this show include Harold Begaye, Anderson Black, Vera Charles, Stella Eyetoo, Maxine Manning, Robert Maryboy, Rios Pacheco, Evelyn Pete, Katherine Poleviyaoma, Elsie Stone Holiday, Rena Tahy Juan, Jachelle Yazzie, and Matthew Yellowman. The exhibition is up through January 20.