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WHO TELLS YOUR STORY?

The compulsion to write, to document, and to detail is not unique to any person or period of time in Utah’s history.

Utahns are compelled to document their lives in this state in countless ways throughout history. This exhibition explores the ways that Utahns have accomplished this, whether through petroglyphs, writing, painting, photography, dance, weaving, or through digital media. These objects are the result of the desire to document and share a story.

As humans, we grapple with big questions about our place in history: Who owns history, who gets to be in charge of how history will be told? When we are gone, will someone tell our story for us, and will we like what they have to say? There are many ways to tell a single story. This exhibition features just a few of the ways in which Utahns have chosen to document their experiences.

The Utah Department of Heritage and Arts is committed to the widest possible access of its collections and exhibitions. We offer the exhibition material in a variety of formats to reach the diverse needs of our audience.


Audio Experience

Make your experience more robust with an audio guide for each piece on display at the capitol, and the descriptive panels that accompany the works.

Descriptive Panels & Art Work:

01
Overview

02a
The Great Hunt

02b
Great Hunt
Petroglyph Text Label

03a
Telling My UT Story

03b
Telling My UT Story
Text Label

04
Zines

06a
Hmong 100 Year Story Cloth

06b
Hmong 100 Year Story Cloth
Text Label

07a
Gallup Journals

07b
Gallup Journals 
Text Label

08a
Hanging
Family History

08b
Hanging Family History 
Text Label

09a
Shadow Ewers

10a
Surveyor Records

10b
Surveyor Records
Text Label

11a
Yatabe-Ozeki Letters

12a
Self-Discovery of Usher Syndrome

12b
A Child’s Point of View

12c
My Life Adjustments With Usher

12d
Racing Against Time

12e
My Journey to an Usher Diagnosis

12f
Walk in My Shoes

13a
Brandt Gray Tribune Negatives

13b
Brandt Gray Tribune Negatives Text Label

14a
Self as Cihuacoatl

14b
Self as Cihuacoatl Text Label

15a
Self as Chicana Brown Beret

15b
Self as Chicana Brown Beret Text Label

16a
Self As Mestiza

16b
Self as Mestiza Text Label

17
B Boy Federation Text Label

18a
Code Talkers Basket

18b
Code Talkers Basket Text Label

18c
Long Walk Basket

18d
Long Walk Basket Text Label


Spanish Translation

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Simplified Chinese Translation

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