Art Walk

The Moab Museum is thrilled to be participating in the Moab Arts and Recreation Center’s Art Walk in 2021! We invite the community to visit on the following dates for unique art and programming. Admission is free, and COVID accommodations, including masks, limited building capacity, and other measures will be in place.

April 10

Visit the Moab Museum for the last chance to view Memories of the Quarantine / Memorias de la Cuarentena, presented in collaboration with the Moab Valley Multicultural Center. This collection of stories, collected and curated by Moab resident Mónica Piñera, chronicle the experience of COVID-19 on both sides of the US-Mexico border, both here in Utah and in Piñera’s native Guadalajara, Mexico. Read the stories and share your own during this COVID-safe exhibit viewing experience.

May 8

Join the Delicate Stitchers quilters for the grand opening of The Straight Skinny, a temporary quilt exhibit of narrow 12 inch by 24 inch quilts. Spanning all sorts of colors, patterns, and styles, these quilts will be on exhibit at the Museum during May and June. Visitation by appointment only.

June 12

The Museum has been busy behind the scenes digitizing the photographic collection of Fran and Terby Barnes, prominent local writers and publishers of numerous regional guidebooks. Stop by the Museum during Art Walk to view some of the Barnes’ stunning landscape photography of the Moab area during the 1960s and 1970s.

September 11

Stop by the Moab Museum to view the recently installed Stories on Stone temporary exhibition, highlighting interpretations of prominent petroglyph panels near Moab by Hopi guide Bertram Tsavadawa and archeologist Don Montoya. This exhibition has been presented thanks to support from the Utah Humanities Council.

October 9

For the October Art Walk, the Moab Museum is pleased to showcase a temporary exhibit from the Seekhaven Family Crisis and Resource Center. Seekhaven supports survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault by providing a wide range of essential services. This year, Seekhaven is celebrating their 30th anniversary, and a pop-up display on exhibit for Art Walk will feature artwork made by Seekhaven staff. As October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Seekhaven opted to honor the DVAM national theme: Mourn, Celebrate, Connect. This exhibit will recognize those we have lost to domestic violence in the state of Utah, celebrate survivors and their stories, highlight community responses and services in the community, and outline the intersectionalities of domestic violence.

November 13

For the November Art Walk, the Moab Museum is pleased to highlight a temporary exhibit about Hopi Katsinam culture. If you’re visiting or live in the Southwest, you’ve likely encountered brightly painted, carved figurines in gift shops. To the average non-Native, “kachina dolls” are a beautiful representation of Southwest Native American culture. To the Hopi (and Zuni) tribes, however, Katsina is a religion and a way of life. The symbolism inherent in these objects, which are commonly sold as souvenirs, is complex and dates as early as the mid-18th century. This Fall, a temporary Moab Museum exhibit and demonstrations featuring Hopi carvers offer a view into the cultural significance and artistry of  Hopi Katsinam culture. Join us at the November Art Walk for a chance to explore this new exhibition..