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.
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Self As Chicana Brown Beret
Self Discovery of Usher Syndrome
Hmong 100 Year Story Cloth
My Journey to an Usher Diagnosis
My Life Adjustments
Racing Aginst Time
Self as Cihuacoatl