Folk Arts


Digital Exhibitions



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. 


Online Exhibitions





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Work, Refined:
Occupational Folklore

Occupational folk arts are a rich, creative outlet that affirms the maker’s membership in a community of workers.

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Traditional Textiles:
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.

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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.

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We are also in the process of creating accompanying digital exhibitions for each of our rotating shows at the Chase Home Museum of Utah Folk Arts to extend the lifespan of these exhibitions and share our research and collaboration with Utah artists. In making the collection items digitally accessible and providing contextual analysis, we share, support, and preserve art forms and traditions that are diverse and uniquely Utah.



Questions?

Adrienne Decker
Folk & Traditional Arts Manager
801.245.7286