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The Guest House 20 Year Celebration & Open House is just 10 days away! Join us, you won't want to miss it!
The Foothill Cultural District is comprised of nine destinations along and around Salt Lake City's Foothill Boulevard and at the base of the foothills.
Noted as a one-stop shop for Things to do in Salt Lake City, Foothill Cultural District is a consortium of cultural, arts, natural history museums and parks, monument sites, zoo, botanical gardens, etc. designed to provide a wide range of cultural, artistic and entertainment opportunities to the Salt Lake Valley's residents and visitors. All of the nine venues are within and easy 2.2 square miles.
Foothill Cultural District Members: Utah's Hogle Zoo This is the Place Heritage Park Natural History Museum of Utah Red Butte Garden Fort Douglas Military Museum Utah Museum of Fine Arts The Tower at Rice-Eccles Stadium University Guest house (University of Utah) Tracy Aviary
Mission: To provide visitors with the opportunity to experience Utah's fascinating art, culture, history and stunning natural areas, all easily accessible using public transportation.
Join us as we celebrate at the University Guest House!
The Guest House 20 Year Celebration & Open House is just 10 days away! Join us, you won't want to miss it!
Coming this week to the Utah Museum of Fine Arts and the Foothill Cultural District! This stunning Thomas Moran work, "Mist in Kanab Canyon, Utah" (1892), will accompany Georgia O’Keeffe’s "Manhattan" (1932) and Alma Thomas’s "Red Sunset, Old Pond Concerto" (1972) at the UMFA starting Friday. These fantastic paintings are loan for the next year from the Smithsonian American Art Museum (@americanart). ⠀
Thomas Moran (American, born England, 1837-1926) Mist in Kanab Canyon, Utah, 1892, oil on canvas, (44 3/8 x 38 3/8 in.) Smithsonian American Art Museum, bequest of Mrs. Bessie B. Croffut, 1942.11.10
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Happening in the District: October 8, 2019 Edition by FCD • June 10, 2019 • Foothill Cultural District News • 0 Comments This is the Place Heritage Park, www.thisistheplace.org Immerse yourself in Utah’s heritage at this gem of the Foothill Cultural District. October 12, 17, 18, 19, 26...
Grab your best bud and head on over to the Utah Museum of Fine Arts tonight. It's the first Friday of BOGO in October. Join the UMFA tonight for some late(ish)-night viewing of your favorite art. The Museum is open until 9 pm every Friday this month.
General admission is 2-for-1 from 5-9 pm on Fridays in October. Every pair gets in for $12.95—no additional discount for senior and youth admission. Regular free admission still applies.
The Natural History Museum of Utah has a compelling dinosaur story to tell guests--with an emphasis on Utah dinosaurs. Read about ten you may not know . . .
The Beehive State is brimming with unique dinosaurs.
Here's to Sarah George who recently left the Natural History Museum of Utah after almost 27 years as its leader. She's also a founding member of the Foothill Cultural District as it exists today. Thank you Sarah for your service to Salt Lake City, Utah, and to natural history and biodiversity. Enjoy your new role at The University of Utah--NHMU's parent institution.
With fondness and admiration we bid farewell to NHMU's director of nearly 27 years. Dr. Sarah George arrived in Salt Lake City in 1992. She led a transformation of Utah’s state museum of natural history, from a small museum in a fun old building, to today's institution situated in a stunning and contemporary new home with admirers across Utah and around the world. Sarah accepted a new role at the University of Utah, NHMU’s parent institution. Sarah, thank you for your remarkable leadership and congratulations on your legacy: the Natural History Museum of Utah of 2019.
Photo: MaryJo Dalton, RBG Horticulture staff — at Red Butte Garden.
Meet Nora at Utah's Hogle Zoo in the Foothill Cultural District!
Ready to explore a career in arts marketing? The Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) at the University of Utah is looking for a highly motivated, well-organized emerging professional to support the director of marketing & communications while working closely with colleagues across the Museum in an energetic, creative, and supportive environment.
Please apply through the U of U weblink below. The UMFA cannot accept applications.
Ready to explore a career in arts marketing? The Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) at the University of Utah is looking for a highly motivated, well-organized emerging professional to support the director of marketing & communications while working closely with colleagues across the Museum in an energ...
ENTER TO WIN two admission tickets to POWER COUPLES, a new exhibition at Utah Museum of Fine Arts that explores timeless pairings from sixteenth-century Europe to contemporary Utah from UMFA's dynamic collection. Details below. #ZAPTicketTuesday
Peanut butter and jelly, Thelma and Louise, Abelard and Heloise... this week's #ZAPTicketTuesday is all about pairs that will knock your socks off, and you get to explore them Fine Art style with beautiful pieces created as pairs.
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At Power Couples, visitors will find new acquisitions, perennial favorites and rarely seen, recently conserved objects of European, American and Asian art as well as select loans from other museums in a variety of mediums: paintings, prints, sculpture, photographs and video art.
The Utah Museum of Fine Art provides relevant opportunities to experience original works of art that connect us to the human condition across time and place. These tickets have been generously donated by UMFA, which you support with your tax dollars through the Salt Lake County ZAP program.
To learn more about the exhibition
TERMS: Must be a resident of Salt Lake County to win. Winners will be randomly selected Tuesday, August 20th.
The wait is over and the big boy is OUT at Utah's Hogle Zoo! Through lots of love, affection, and coaxing from his keepers, you can see "shy guy Nikolai" on exhibit in Asian Highlands!
If you want to see more of where Nikolai came from, here's a link to the Zoo's YouTube video from back in February when we first picked him up. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHKOWGgRPXM&t=5s
One of the newest members of the flock at Tracy Aviary! The short-eared owl came to them the way most of their predatory birds do, with trauma or injury (as you can see). These birds make the Aviary their home because they are unable to be released back into the wild. He is very active and doing very well adapting to his new environment.
See the summer flowers at Red Butte Garden.
Detail, Francois Ykens, Flemish, 1601-1693, "Flower Still Life," 1644, oil on panel from Utah Museum of Fine Arts.
Enjoy the new Poetry Path anytime along the Bonneville Shoreline Trail in front of the Natural History Museum of Utah in the FCD. Red Butte Garden is right next door and This Is The Place Heritage Park is down the trail to the south.
It’s spring, see all that there is to do in the FCD.
Located above the faultline in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains, the Foothill Cultural District in Salt Lake offers gorgeous views of the valley and some of the state’s most interesting artistic, cultural, historic, and zoological experiences. This unique nook of the city has something....
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Happening in the District: May 14, 2019 Edition by FCD • February 14, 2019 • Foothill Cultural District News • 0 Comments Scarlet, the kea at Tracy Aviary. Utah’s Hogle Zoo, hoglezoo.org Home to animals from around the world, visit the Zoo this spring. Zoo Brew 2019 kicks off on May 15...
Summer music in the Foothill Cultural District!
Like the plants it grows on the foothills of Salt Lake City, Red Butte Garden creates its summer concert lineup organically.
Here's what's happening in the Foothill Cultural District!!! Click through . . .
Happening in the District: April 9, 2019 Edition by FCD • February 14, 2019 • Foothill Cultural District News • 0 Comments Scarlet, the kea at Tracy Aviary. Tracy Aviary, tracyaviary.org Tracy Aviary is the oldest bird zoo in the nation. With over 100 species of birds, and 10 acres of ga...
Red Butte Garden is blooming!!
Today at the Natural History Museum of Utah (Saturday): The Navajo Rug Sale! Arrive by 4pm.
Looking to escape mud season? Park City Magazine recommends three FCD attractions—Tracy Aviary, Utah's Hogle Zoo, and Red Butte Garden—as top spring destinations!
7 spring adventures worth a short drive down the canyon.
From This Is The Place Heritage Park, located in the heart of the FCD: #utah #spring #flowers #babyanimalseason #thingstodoinutah #familyfun #thisistheplaceheritagepark
A baby at This Is The Place Heritage Park! #FoothillCD#Utah #itsthelittlethings #fridayvibes #babyanimals #thisistheplaceheritagepark
It's never too early to begin thinking about the weekend! Explore "The Race to Promontory: The Transcontinental Railroad and the American West" at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts.
Experience the event that connected and transformed the nation. Explore vintage photographs, historic artifacts, and the famous spikes, reunited in Utah for the first time since 1869.
The best nine posts from the University Guest House & Conference Center last year!
Have you seen "The Race to Promontory: The Transcontinental Railroad and the American West" exhibition at Utah Museum of Fine Arts? This Saturday, February 16, is one of two free admission days to this extraordinary photographic account of an event that transformed the nation.
Come for the 11 am talk, "Discovering History through a Photograph: One Picture, Eight People, and the Unexpected Stories of American Life" by Princeton University history professor Martha Sandweiss, and stay for the Third Saturday for Families: Drawing from Photographs art-making activity 1-4 pm.
Visit umfa.utah.edu for full details.
Join us Saturday, February 16 at 11am for Discovering History through a Photograph: One Picture, Eight People, and the Unexpected Stories of American Life.⠀
Martha Sandweiss, a professor of history at Princeton University, will examine a single photograph made by Alexander Gardner during the Ft. Laramie Treaty negotiations of 1868. A picture may show us what’s in the frame, but it also leads us to unexpected places. As the photo’s subjects walk into the picture frame and then walk away, they carry with them an astonishing set of stories that extends well beyond Indian Country to encompass all of the drama of nineteenth-century American life.⠀
Following the talk, Martha Sandweiss will be signing her book Print the Legend: Photography and the American West, available for purchase in the Museum Store.
#umfa #uofu #photography #americanhistory #saltlakecity #blackandwhite #history #albumen @ Utah Museum of Fine Arts
See the Golden Spike right here, right now, in the FCD:
Every summer, from Memorial Day to Labor Day, thousands of people attend re-enactments of the completion of the transcontinental railroad at Utah’s Golden Spike National Historic Site at Promontory Summit.
Early bloomers at Red Butte Garden. Winter is a great time to visit!
"The Race to Promontory: The Transcontinental Railroad and the American West" opens Friday at Utah Museum of Fine Arts. See vintage photographs, historic artifacts, and the famous ceremonial golden and silver spikes from the 1869 "meeting of the rails." This is the first time the spikes have been reunited in Utah since that day!
"The Race to Promontory: The Transcontinental Railroad and the American West" reunites—for the first time in Utah—the famous Golden, Nevada and Arizona spikes that were present at the “Meeting of the Rails.” Come see the spikes, vintage photography, and historic artifacts starting February 1.
Don't miss DinoFest this weekend at NHMU!! More here: https://nhmu.utah.edu/events/dinofest-2019
Looking for holiday gifts? Look no further than the gift shops of the venues in the Foothill Cultural District! We hope to see you over the next two weeks at our gift shops where you will find some of the most unique gifts in Utah.
Enjoy ZooLights at Utah's Hogle Zoo through 12/31. More at: https://www.hoglezoo.org/promo/zoo_lights/
From This Is The Place Heritage Park: “May you find moments that make you smile today” Happy Monday ❤️
Christkindlmarkt Nov. 28-30 & Dec. 1
Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Shopping, Yummy Food, Parades and more at Christkindlmarkt!
On Nov. 22 at Utah's Hogle Zoo: Too many chefs in the kitchen? Get them out of the house! Visit the Zoo at 10 a.m. while the turkey is in the oven and see the animals stomp, roll, drop and chomp pumpkins! More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/346843779458409/
Read highlights of what's happening in the Foothill Cultural District this month!
Happening in the District: November 12, 2018 Edition by FCD • April 13, 2018 • Foothill Cultural District News • 0 Comments Natural History Museum of Utah, nhmu.utah.edu See Utah dinosaurs, learn about native peoples, and enjoy eight other permanent exhibits. Open every day of the week (...
Read "Never A Dull Moment With Corvids" from Tracy Aviary:
Candlelight Christmas at This Is The Place Heritage Park🎄
Dec. 7th-22nd 2018
Except for Sundays
5:00 PM 9:00 PM $5 PER PERSON, CHILDREN 2 AND UNDER ARE FREE
It's hard to describe the magic of Candlelight Christmas. We'd like you to experience it! Take a step back in time when you join us for this enchanting event.
You'll enjoy a visit with Father Christmas. In the quiet of the Village the live Nativity scene is sure to touch the hearts of young and old alike. The Heritage Village Carolers return each year for an encore presentation, providing an inspiring backdrop to the glitter of lights, the glow of warm fires and the smells of Christmas.
Make a memory that will last a lifetime - Start your family tradition this year at Candlelight Christmas.
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Maya, a new special exhibition, is now open at the Natural History Museum of Utah, in the Foothill Cultural District. :) More at http://nhmu.utah.edu/maya
The Natural History Museum of Utah hosts its annual Indian Art Market October 13 and 14. Visit their website for more info: http://nhmu.utah.edu
From Tracy Aviary:
I'm ready for my close-up.
Photo: Deseret News Scott G Winterton
From This Is The Place Heritage Park:
“We are the Hero of our own Story” 🎃👻
Little Haunts Oct. 13, 18-20, 27
Put on your costumes and come to the Village for a fun-filled event! Trick or Treat, costume parade, pony rides, candy cannon and more! Make it part of your family's Halloween tradition. 🎃👻
Mark your calendars for this coming Wednesday! From FCD's NHMU: The lineup is set for our first Field Work Poetry-Science Café next Wednesday, September 19.
First up will be a pairing of Dr. Shannon Arnold Boomgarden (top left), who has worked as an archaeologist for nearly 20 years, and Paisley Rekdal (top right), who is Utah’s Poet Laureate! Also speaking that night will be Randy Irmis (bottom right), NHMU’s chief curator and curator of paleontology, and poet Michael Sowder (bottom left).
It should make for a fascinating presentation followed by a Q&A with you the audience. We hope to see you there.
Follow our Facebook event for more updates between now and then: https://www.facebook.com/events/283945128862797/
From the FCD's Utah's Hogle Zoo:
Okay friends: For the next little bit, you’ll only see one giraffe on the Savanna. Pogo has been called back to the barn, doctor’s orders, as we wait for her to give birth!!!! We’re on baby watch and the animal care team wants her close to the barn and comfortable. Any guesses on when we’ll have a birth to announce?
Look at her round belly!
Salt Lake City, UT
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