Want to dive deeper into the Beehive State’s folk and traditional arts? Our Omeka Digital Exhibitions site features items from the various collections held by the state of Utah, including the Utah State Folk Arts Collection, the Alice Merrill Horne Art Collection, and State History.
Occupational folk arts are a rich, creative outlet that affirms the maker’s membership in a community of workers.
Ties That Bind
When fibers are woven, stitched, or twisted together, they create texts that tell stories connecting us to our cultural identities and each other.
The Grand Beehive:
Utah's Iconic Symbol
Since the pioneers first settled the area they called “Deseret,” the beehive became deeply embedded in all facets of Utah life.