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Art by State: Utah

Art by State: Utah

The listing below groups art, artists and architectural elements by state. This list is a work in progress and is not comprehensive. Select a state from the list to learn more about the elements from that state:

Art by State: Utah

Utah
Art/
Architecture
LocationDescription
Statue

Brigham Young (pioneer, territorial Governor)

Statue
State Seal

President’s Room

ceiling mural (by Constantino Brumidi)

State Seal

plaster relief

Artist

Avard Tennyson Fairbanks b. Provo, Utah Statues of John Burke, Esther Morris, and Marcus Whitman

Artist

Mahonri Young b. Salt Lake City, Utah Statue of Brigham Young

Last Updated: November 13, 2013