Tag Archives: Exhibits

Old Time Post Office, Store, Home & School Exhibit

Gale Center of History & Culture Museum in South Jordan, Utah

School
The school is built to look as if we are ready for a day of learning at the turn of the twentieth century, about 1900. It resembles the one built at approximately 104th S. and 1300 West.

Home
This house is built to look like the home of Byrum Henry Beckstead, one of the first settlers in South Jordan and was built especially for children. In it they (you) have the opportunity to feel what it would have been like to live back in the early days of South Jordan.

Store
There were several stores in early South Jordan. The first large store was the Jordan Mercantile run by Joseph Holt. It was located at 10346 South 1300 West and was built about 1895. It carried a full line of household and farm items. It also housed an office, dance hall and stage. The wonderful building here in the History Center is a combination of two later stores that were important places in the lives of the early settlers starting around 1930.

Post Office
In early days mail delivery was very different from today. Mail to this area of the Salt Lake Valley was delivered once a week to the city of Sandy. One postman, or mail carrier, then delivered mail to the South Jordan, Bennion, West Jordan, Riverton, Draper, Midvale and Crescent cities. Then back to Sandy he went! He carried it all on his back in 2 bags.

Terrific Tuesdays – Monthly at 6 pm
Look no further than the Gale Center of History and Culture on Tuesday evenings for exciting family fun activities! We will have arts & crafts, guest speakers, movies, games, demonstrations etc.

Gale Center of History & Culture Museum
10300 Beckstead Lane South Jordan, UT 84095 (801) 254-3048

Africa: Arts of a Continent

Sarcophagus, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Africa: Arts of a Continent, Salt Lake City, utah,This ambitious exhibition of African art objects drawn from the UMFA’s permanent collection centers on themes of the spirit world and afterlife.

Africa: Arts of a Continent explores the spiritual and political power of Central African masks, the magic and mystery of ancestral African sculptures, and the enduring beauty of African objects used in everyday life. The installation debuts of one of the UMFA’s newest acquisitions: a late XXVIth Dynasty Egyptian sarcophagus.

Utah Museum of Fine Arts
Marcia & John Price Museum Building · University of Utah

410 Campus Center Drive Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0360 (801) 581-7332

Wide-Open Spaces Art Exhibit

ENDLESS HORIZONS

Vast, flat, almost empty expanses of desert plains and highland plateaus are distinctive elements of the Southwestern landscape. Many regional artists attempted to portray this quality of almost infinite space by emphasizing unbroken horizontal lines across their compositions. While more traditional landscape paintings often include clumps of trees on both sides of the canvas to frame the view and create a sense of completeness, the paintings in this gallery dispense with those framing elements to create a sense of incompleteness—a feeling that the scene extends far beyond the frame.

TOWERING MOUNTAINS

Have you ever taken a snapshot of an awe-inspiring mountain only to find it looking small and insignificant in your picture? How is it possible to capture its size and grandeur in a small image? Paintings in this gallery show how some Southwestern artists met this challenge by crowding the canvas and cropping the view. In some cases, a mountain peak almost grazes the top of the painting, and in others the sheer face of a cliff fills most of the background, leaving only a small patch of sky. These approaches imply that the subject is just too large to fit inside the frame.

Brigham Young University Museum of Art
500 Campus Dr. Provo, UT 84602  (801) 422-8287

History & Science Museums

Salt Lake County

Salt Lake City

Clark Planetarium
Discovery Gateway
Fort Douglas Military Museum
International Peace Gardens
Latter Day Saints Church History Museum
Natural History Museum of Utah
Pioneer Memorial Museum
This Is The Place Heritage Park
Wheeler Historic Farm

Sandy City

Sandy Museum

South Jordan

Gale Center of History & Culture

Riverton

Riverton Museum at the Crane House

West Jordan

Kennecott Copper Mine

Summit – Wasatch County

Park City

Winter Olympics Game Museum

Tooele County

Stansbury Park

Stansbury Park Observatory Complex

Utah County – Utah Valley

Provo

Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum
Museum of Peoples & Cultures
Royden G. Derrick Planetarium

Lehi

John Hutchings Museum of Natural History
Museum of Ancient Life – Thanksgiving Point

Weber County

Ogden

George S. Eccles Dinosaur Park
Ogden Nature Center

Roy

Hill Aerospace Museum

Grand County

Moab

Museum of Moab

Science Organizations

The BYU Astronomical Society

Utah History Organizations

Utah Heritage Foundation

Utah Digital Newspapers

Art Museums & Galleries

Box Elder

Brigham City

Brigham City Fine Arts Center

Cache County

Logan

Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art

Weber County

Ogden

Eccles Community Art Center
Treehouse Museum

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Bountiful

Bountiful Davis Art Center

Salt Lake County

Salt Lake City

Alice Merrill Horne Gallery
Art Access Gallery
Art Barn Finch Lane Gallery
Chase Home Museum of Utah Folk Art
Hive Gallery
Horne Fine Art Gallery & Studio
Local Colors
Rio Grande Depot
Salt Lake Art Center
Salt Lake City Library
Utah Museum of Fine Arts

West Valley City

Utah Cultural Celebration Center

Summit County

Park City

Coda Gallery
Gallery Mar

Utah County

Alpine

Alpine Art Center

Orem

Woodbury Art Museum

Payson

Peteetneet Museum and Cultural Arts Center

Provo

BYU Museum of Fine Arts
Covey Center for the Arts
Museum of Peoples and Cultures

Springville

Springville Museum of Arts

Sanpete County

Spring City

Spring City Art Gallery

Grand County

Moab

Off The Wall Art Gallery

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