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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.

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Marcia & John Price Museum Building · University of Utah

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

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Utah Museum of Fine Arts - University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, Salt Lake County

The Utah Museum of Fine Arts is Utah’s primary cultural resource for global visual arts. It is unique in its dual role as a university and state art museum. It is Utah’s only visual arts institution that collects, exhibits, interprets, and preserves a comprehensive collection of original art objects.

Thanks to the generous patrons, local and national foundations, the University community, and the citizens of the State of Utah, the UMFA’s collection now encompasses 5,000 years of artistic creativity. Since the mid-1900s, when the collection was around 800 objects, it has grown to over 17,000 art objects.

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Tuesday – Friday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am – 8 pm
Saturday and Sunday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
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UMFA Members FREE
Adults $7
Seniors $5
Youth (ages 6-18) $5
Children under 6 FREE
University of Utah students, staff and faculty FREE
Higher education students in Utah FREE

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

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Thanksgiving Point

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Thanksgiving Point, Lehi, Utah, Utah County

Thanksgiving Point Gardens, the Children’s Discovery Garden, Farm Country, the Museum of Ancient Life, and the Emporium and restaurants offer stimulating and engaging experiences in a safe, family-friendly setting.

They foster learning, bring families closer together and provide beautiful gathering places for groups of all kinds, giving them opportunities to share their cultural heritage and common bonds.

Thanksgiving Point, Lehi, Utah Entertainment Venue, Museum, Petting Zoo, Children's ActivitiesThanksgiving Points mission is to inspire the minds and renew the spirits of young and old by providing unique learning experiences,family-friendly entertainment, and opportunities for discovery in a safe and beautiful environment.

Thanksgiving Point Institute is a quality-of-life, education-based charity. Created in 1996 by Alan and Karen Ashton and is the gathering place for the rapidly growing communities along the Wasatch Front and throughout the state. The Ashton’s untold generosity is unparalleled, and the result is this wonderful community resource.

Thanksgiving Point
3003 Thanksgiving Way
Lehi, UT 84043  (801) 768-2300

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

Union Pacific Railroad Station

13 N 400 W
Salt Lake City, UT 84103

The Salt Lake City Union Pacific Depot is a spacious building located in the new Gateway District, next to the Jazz Basketball Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. Built from 1908 to 1909 and  is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Originally called the Union Station, it was jointly constructed by the San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad and the Oregon Short Line, both later wholly owned by the Union Pacific at an estimated cost of $450,000. Both railroads’ initials were prominently displayed on the front of the building.

The sandstone building is constructed in French Second Empire style, and includes a terazzo floor and stained glass windows. One ceiling mural by San Francisco artist Harry Hopp depicts the driving of the Golden Spike north of Salt Lake City at “Promontory Summit” signifying the completion of the first transcontinental railroad in 1869. Another mural by San Francisco artist John McQuarrie shows the 1847 arrival of Mormon pioneers to what is now Salt Lake City.

Several side rooms were originally used for separate male and female waiting areas. The depot once housed an emergency hospital, lunch room, baggage rooms, and offices for both of the original railroads.

In January 2006, three floors of the old Union Pacific depot re-opened as a restaurant and music venue, fittingly called The Depot. The Depot brings a wide variety of musical talent to Salt Lake City.

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Panoramic View of Union Pacific Railroad Station and Surrounding Area