Moab Museum Blog

Museum hosts Moab Charter School Student pop-up art show

February 26, 2021

The creative and versatile young artists of the Moab Charter School brought a pop of color to the Museum for a full week. From February 15th through 19th, the Museum hosted a temporary pop-up exhibit of student art ranging from paintings to sculpture, which was open to the students, families, staff, and friends of the…

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Conserving a Twenty-Year Labor of Love | The Moab Museum’s Homage to Urbanek

January 22, 2021

Longtime Moab locals, John and Anne Urbanek presented what is today referred to as “the Urbanek map” to the Moab Museum in December 2005. Originally from Kansas, John and Anne moved to Moab for employment at Arches National Park. Prior to Moab, John served as a pilot in the Korean War and enjoyed observing the…

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Welcome! A new way to stay in the know.

January 4, 2021

Welcome to this new home for articles, updates, and other Museum happenings. The past two years have been busy ones for the Moab Museum: we’ve renovated our space, designed an entirely reimagined exhibit experience, and then adapted to COVID-19 with a variety of measures to bring you stories, objects, and programs virtually. Though the pandemic…

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The Implications of an Object

January 4, 2021

Cultural Material Acquisition and Exhibition at the Moab Museum Tara Beresh, Curatorial and Collections Manager, Moab Museum Museums worldwide have been criticized for the controversial display of indigenous objects. In years past, the Moab Museum showcased prehistoric ancestral objects such as ceramics, basketry, projectile points, and sandals. Some visitors admired these objects, inquiring: How old…

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