On October 19, 2018, the Utah Division of Arts & Museums celebrated 40 years in its main offices, located in Salt Lake City’s historic Glendinning Home at 617 East South Temple. Now, after 44 wonderful years, our agency will be moving from the Glendinning Home. To read more about the 40th-anniversary celebration of the agency’s tenure in 2018 – including a brief history of the Glendinning Home – please visit this blog post.
The Glendinning has been the work home to numerous staff over the years and has been the setting for many memorable meetings and events. We have appreciated our time in the building, and we look forward to creating new treasured memories in our future location, which is yet to be determined. We will be moving into a temporary location on Highland Drive in November.
Many know the Glendinning Home primarily as the location of the Alice Gallery. Our plan is to continue to have gallery spaces where Utah artists can exhibit their work in our new location. In the meantime, please visit our current exhibition in the Alice Gallery, “Constructed Narratives 2019-2022: The Plague Years,” a solo photography show by Joseph Marotta that will be on view until September 9. We also invite you to visit us at our Chase Home Museum of Utah Folk Arts in Salt Lake City’s Liberty Park for a variety of exhibitions.
Speaking of our galleries, our Rio Gallery, located inside Salt Lake City’s Rio Grande Depot, has been closed since the March 2020 earthquake. Built in 1910, the depot sustained a great deal of damage in the earthquake, and the entire building has been closed since the quake for restoration work. Our hope is to move back into the Rio Gallery after the restoration is complete. In the meantime, our statewide exhibitions will be showcased at host venues throughout the state, and additional exhibition opportunities will continue through partnerships with community galleries.