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Address: 410 Campus Center Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Phone Number: 801-581-7332
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10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Tue 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Arts and crafts
Description: Collection of artworks providing a view of world civilization through the...
Collection of artworks providing a view of world civilization through the Pan-Asian display, Browning Collection of European Masterworks and other changing exhibits.
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Enjoyable late morning

The Museum opened at 11am on Sunday and there were very few people there, which allowed me to take my time at the exhibits that I most enjoyed. They offer a good mix of kinds of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 2, 2015
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Carlsbad, California
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129 reviews 129 reviews
37 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This is a little, unexpected, gem. Unexpected, because I didn't think that there would be a museum in Salt Lake City with such high quality, and eclectic, collections. Gem, because it was really great. From what I gather, the collections were largely the work of one person, who collected, and probably funded, the works on display, over a 20 year... More 

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Boise, Idaho
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Compared to other large city museums, this one is quite small. It's like the difference between going to a large grocery store and a convenience store. It has many categories of art, and some quality pieces, but just a few works in each section. Because of my poor sense of direction, I usually get lost in museums, but not this... More 

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Kingston, New Hampshire
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

The Museum opened at 11am on Sunday and there were very few people there, which allowed me to take my time at the exhibits that I most enjoyed. They offer a good mix of kinds of art, with a larger exhibit of natural Utah Indian artifacts.

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Phoenix
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The museum is located on the University campus, easy access from my downtown hotel via the SLC light rail system. The museum collection is interesting and varied and the exhibits are well curated.. The western art holdings in particular are excellent and varied, and the temporary exhibits were fantastic. Allow several hours. I had lunch at the museum cafe, delicious... More 

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Exile in Utah
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120 reviews 120 reviews
33 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We have visited the UMFA a few times for special exhibits. Recently we had wanted to see the exhibit on the Bingham Canyon mine. It was very well done, including works from the museum's collection along with borrowed works from various sources. It piqued an interest in us about the process of curating a special exhibit. I would suggest that... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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119 reviews 119 reviews
38 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

This is a lovely museum that you can easily enjoy 1 1/2-2 hours exploring. I suggest taking one of the short tours to get you well acclimated and then take off on your own. They have a very nice cross selection of works and they rotate stored works to keep things changing. There is also a very nice restaurant and... More 

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wilds of New Jersey
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129 reviews 129 reviews
59 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is a modest-scale museum. The notable building is a fine display space. The permanent collection is limited in scope, but still manages to come up with some pleasant surprises. I found its array of American art to be quite serviceable. And the temporary exhibit on the Bingham Mine managed to be moving: and not just earth-moving! While a city... More 

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alpharetta
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90 reviews 90 reviews
30 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

the classical art and furniture is very nice but the collection is quite small. They had a nice exhibit about the Kennecott copper mine in Bingham which I had seen from the airplane. I had never seen such a large hole in the ground and had wondered what that was. This was the largest open pit copper mine in the... More 

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Onalaska, Wisconsin
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80 reviews 80 reviews
32 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Unfortunately I did not have time for a full walk-about but I did spend time in the gift store and ate at the cafe. Both are excellent. Kudos to the buyer for the Museum store - saw several unique items and the manner of display made it fun to walk around. At the cafe I had the apple & brie... More 

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Huntington Woods, Michigan, United States
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65 reviews 65 reviews
21 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

I have visited art museums around the world from the greatest to the smallest and would rate this one as mediocre for a city the size of Salt Lake. I lived in Salt Lake for eight years in the 1980s and concur with the opinion that the visual arts do not receive all that much attention. The permanent collection has... More 

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