Established in 1983, Salt Lake City's "A" gallery is one of Utah's most respected fine art galleries. The gallery and sculpture garden house a distinctive collection of contemporary paintings and sculpture by established and emerging artists.
The Julie Nester Gallery specializes in contemporary art and represents a number of emerging, mid career and established artists from around the United States. The art encompasses a diversity of styles including figurative, abstract and landscape.
Nox Contemporary is a Salt Lake City-based gallery that seeks to exhibit all forms of contemporary art, without regard to commercial viability. The gallery’s focus is to exhibit high quality, challenging work from emerging and established local and national artists.
Founded in 1931, the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art exhibits groundbreaking artwork by local, national, and international artists. Four gallery spaces host exhibitions, films, events, classes, and presentations.
The Leonardo is a contemporary museum that explores the unexpected ways that science, technology, art, and creativity connect. The Leonardo offers one-of-a-kind, interactive exhibits and participate in ever-changing programs, workshops, and classes.
The Utah Museum of Fine Arts 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 over 5000 years of art from around the world.
The Museum houses nearly 3000 works; 2000 of which are Utah art. 20th century Russian-Soviet Socialist Realism, an impressive collection of 150 years of Utah fine art, and American Realist art comprise the permanent collection.
These tours cover a range of attractions in the historic square, from the World Famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Garden tours, Historic Tabernacle, to the historic Beehive House, Church History Museum, Church History Library and the magnificent Conference Center.
The range of tours offered by the foundation cover a number of historic properties and landmarks, from the Kearn’s Mansion and the Salt Lake City and County Building, to the historic Marmalade District.
Designed as a European hotel of American scale, the hotel has incorporated exquisite details throughout, such as chandeliers from Murano and Milan, French cherry-wood furnishings, English wool carpeting, African Anegre wood, and Italian marble.
Amangiri is situated on 600 acres in Canyon Point, Southern Utah, close to the border with Arizona. The resort is tucked into a protected valley with sweeping views over colourful, stratified rock towards the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.
The food at Forage is connected to the land. Every night it offers a single tasting menu made up of ingredients from the wild as well as from small farms and ranches. Each dish displays the flavours, variety, and inspiration that come from the local landscape.
Housed in the historic Continental Bank lobby, Bambara strikes a balance between classic detailing and contemporary elegance with a casual approach.With an inspired menu, it represents an unique dining experience.
In 1920, Salt Lake steel baron and Metropolitan Opera member L.F. Rains created the breathtaking log hideaway as an anniversary gift for his wife. Converted to a restaurant in 1994, Log Haven is nationally renowned for its seasonal New American cuisine.
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Utah is famous for its rugged natural landscape and regularly attracts
sports enthusiasts, skiers, nature lovers, mountain climbers and landscape photographers
to its harsh terrain. The natural beauty of sandstone sculpted for millions of
years defines this picturesque terrain of canyons, gullies and arches. The
extremes of temperature in the state can be difficult to bear and range from freezing
winter weather to as high as 48 degrees in the summers.
Tales of Utah’s harsh beauty and mountainous terrain seems to have dominated
the literature of the state. American writer and humourist Mark Twain, better
known for his characters Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, has a
semi-autobiographical work Roughing It about his travels in
the Western states, including Utah. Zane Grey’s Riders of the Purple Sage
is indicative of the Western Genre of literature which was so prominent in the
Utah is also famous for its high population of Mormons, a religious sect who
have shaped the political scene in the state. They are featured in Jon Krakaeur’s
the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith.
The Executioner's Song is a 1980 Pulitzer Prize-winning
novel by Norman Mailer that depicts the events surrounding the execution of
Gary Gilmore by the state of Utah.
The film 127 Hours shows off the Utah
landscape to great effect. It is directed by Danny Boyle and based on Aron
Ralston’s autobiographical work Between a Rock and a Hard Place.
Famous musical troupe The Osmonds, who started out as barbershop musicians and went on to become vastly
popular teenage music-idols, were initially based out of Ogden, Utah.