Chase Home Museum of Utah Folk Arts
The Chase Home Museum of Utah Folk Arts is the only museum in the country dedicated to displaying a state-owned collection of contemporary folk art. It features objects made by Utah artists from the state’s American Indian, rural, occupational and ethnic communities. The Museum offers a snapshot of Utah’s contemporary culture and heritage. The Chase Home, built more than 150 years ago in a traditional hall-and-parlor style from adobe bricks, is a fine example of 19th century folk art.
The mission of the Chase Home Museum of Utah Folk Arts is to bring together Utah’s diverse cultures and communities to preserve and celebrate their traditions. We strive to accomplish this mission by providing and creating a space where various groups of people can engage with folk and traditional arts through exhibitions, workshops, guided tours, school field trips, and community events. The Chase Home Museum hosts a variety of events in partnership with community organizations that include: artist visits, demonstrations, meet-ups, concerts, and performances.
The Chase Home Museum is always free and open to the public during posted hours. The ground level has two exhibition galleries as well as a timeline with information about the history of Liberty Park, the Chase family and the Chase Home. There are two exhibition galleries on the second level that are only accessible by stairs.
Workshops & Temporary Exhibitions
A temporary gallery on the first floor is used as a community space to facilitate engagement with folk and traditional arts and artists. Throughout the year, the Chase Home Museum hosts a variety of events that include: temporary exhibitions by local artists, hands-on activities geared towards children, and artist facilitated workshops where participants learn the history and techniques of different traditional arts. Follow our Facebook page for the latest announcements about events hosted in our temporary gallery.
Focused on traditional fiber arts, this exhibition showcases weaving, quilting, sewing, embroidery, and bead work from contemporary creators of Utah’s cultural communities. An opening reception will be held October 11 from 5-7 PM. The opening reception will be an opportunity to meet the artists, watch artist demonstrations, participate in make & take activities, and learn more about textiles produced locally. Light refreshments will be served.
The Chase Home Museum offers guided tours and educational activities for groups of all ages on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays year-round. To request your tour, please fill out our Tour Request Form.
School Field Trips
The Chase Home Museum is a wonderful field trip destination for students to learn about local communities, traditions and arts. These field trips can be tailored to the group to include educational activities and instruction about Liberty Park, the historic Chase Home and local traditional arts. Tours typically take 30-60 minutes.
Please follow the link below to familiarize yourself with our School Tour Information to see if the Chase Home Museum is a good location for your group.
If you would like to visit the Chase Home Museum with a field trip group, please fill out our Tour Request Form.
The Chase Home Museum offers several educational activities for students, K-12. These activities ask students to evaluate traditional folk arts and find personal connections and applications. On the Tour Request Form, you will be asked to select one of the following activities.
State of Utah Folk Art Collection
Focused on contemporary, traditional artists, the State of Utah Folk Art Collection acquires new works every year. To view the collection, please click the button below. Through the database portal, you will also be able to access the entire State of Utah Art Collection.
Location & Hours
The Chase Home Museum is located in the middle of Liberty Park, Salt Lake City, Utah. To visit, enter the park from either 900 South or 1300 South and follow the signs to parking lots near the center of the park. See map below for parking lot locations.
The ground level is ADA compliant offering two galleries, as well as a history timeline of the Chase Home. The second level is only accessible via stairs.
Wednesday – Sunday: 11am to 4 pm
Monday – Tuesday: Closed
Always free admission.