Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Word of the Day

Word of the day: Cupola – A small tower topped by a turret or dome that rises from the roof of a building. It often has windows that let in sunlight.

Come see our Cupola outside of the Capitol building!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Museum Day

If you didn't make it to the Capitol today, here is what you missed:

Museum Day 2012

Look at the bird's beautiful wings!

Eagles and owls came to the Capitol for a visit.

Our community came to the Capitol to see the amazing things presented  at museum day.

Along with birds, skeletons of animals were brought from museums across the valley.

Busy day at the Capitol.

We had a lot of legislators come for a visit. Can you find yours?

Yes, that is a snake.

Beautiful paintings.

Hanging out at Museum Day!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Word of the Day

CARILLON - (pronounced car·il·lon) -noun:
A set of fixed chromatically tuned bells sounded by hammers controlled from a keyboard

Please come visit the Utah State Capitol and hear our Carillon at the top of the Capitol building play patriotic music related to Utah or it's history! It rings at 8am, 10am, noon, 3pm, and 5pm. Enjoy!

Capitol Art Exhibit

Please visit the Capitol's 4th floor featuring the beautiful exhibition,
20 Works from the State Fine Art Collection
On view through August 5
On the closing day of the 3rd Utah Legislature on March 9, 1899, Senate Bill 89 sponsored by Representative Alice Merrill Horne was passed to create the Utah Art Institute (now known as the Utah Division of Arts and Museums) as the first state-sponsored arts organization in the United States.

The twenty artworks displayed here on the 4th floor of the Utah State Capitol are selected works from the State Fine Art Collection initiated by Representative Alice Merrill Horne’s vision.  These artworks, spanning 123 years of Utah artists and their work, honor the directive to develop and preserve the arts and artists in Utah.
 **Image is Skating Party, by Irene Fletcher. It is courtesy of the Utah Arts Council.