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Utah Museum of Fine Arts

Address: 410 Campus Center Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Phone Number: 801-581-7332
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$31*
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Salt Lake City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
64%
Type: Art Museums, Science Museums, Museums
Activities: Arts and crafts
Owner description: Collection of artworks providing a view of world civilization through...
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Type: Art Museums, Science Museums, Museums
Activities: Arts and crafts
Hours:
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
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.
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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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105 reviews 105 reviews
28 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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107 reviews 107 reviews
35 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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124 reviews 124 reviews
58 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
30 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
18 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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104 reviews 104 reviews
22 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
16 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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