Feb 03 2015
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Apr 11 2015
Church vs State: Contemporary Collecting Praxis

Church vs State: Contemporary Collecting Praxis

Presented by Utah Museum of Contemporary Art at Utah Museum of Contemporary Art

Utah is not unique in that the state government plays a large role in shaping culture and social practice; however, what sets Utah apart is the influence of one specific religion—the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its enormous influence on the identity, philosophy, and arts of the Beehive State.

Although both locally and nationally the culture of the LDS Church and its adherents are often depicted in opposition to those outside of the Church and vice-versa, such a reduction of the discourse is overly simplistic and does a disservice to the depth of the cultural production of Utahns, regardless of their religious or political affiliation. This exhibition seeks to inform this quandary by offering a glimpse of the art and artists that these prominent bodies— the State of Utah and the LDS Church—have recently chosen to add to their permanent collections.

Admission Info

General Admission, $/Suggested Donation

Dates & Times

2015/02/03 - 2015/04/11

Location Info

Utah Museum of Contemporary Art

20 South West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Parking Info

Public street parking.

Accessibility Info