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Utah Museum of Fine Arts

410 Campus Center Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84112
801-581-7332
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Type: Art Museums, Science Museums
Activities: Arts and crafts
Owner description: Collection of artworks providing a view of world civilization through the Pan-Asian display, Browning Collection of European Masterworks and other... more » Owner description: Collection of artworks providing a view of world civilization through the Pan-Asian display, Browning Collection of European Masterworks and other changing exhibits. « less
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Dallas, Texas
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89 reviews 89 reviews
30 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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110 reviews 110 reviews
54 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
30 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
28 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
17 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

This is probly one of the greatest art museums in Utah. I loved it very much with all the great exhibitions.

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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99 reviews 99 reviews
21 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Price was right on Saturday (free). Native American subjects dominate, but overall it is well done. Building is beautiful.

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Pensacola, Florida
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76 reviews 76 reviews
13 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

After reading that they had 18000 objects from around the world, I was disappointed. I went in the late morning and school groups at most exhibits. The exhibits on the Indians and Mummies (small) were interesting but no unforgettable pieces. This museum is easy to walk to from the South Campus Trax station.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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562 reviews 562 reviews
258 attraction reviews
418 helpful votes 418 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

The Utah Museum of Fine Arts is located on the campus of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. It is easy to find with signs along the main road. There is limited parking across the street from the museum as well as near the main entrance. Unless there is a football game, I wouldn't expect parking to be... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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74 reviews 74 reviews
46 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

Utah as a whole really needs a better museum. UMFA is a start and the one at BYU is OK, but where are the world class museums? Is utah just too small to justify a MOMA? also the parking situatino is abysmal

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