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Delicate Stitchers Quilt Guild Annual Show

June 13, 2024
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The Delicate Stitchers Quilt Guild displays a variety of themed quilts at the Museum beginning Saturday, July 6th for their annual quilt show. The quilts will be on display in the South Gallery through August 17, 2024 with a FREE public opening on Friday, August 2nd during the Moab Arts Art Walk. Also, stop by…

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Mary Langworthy, public programs manager, introduces the exhibition with Jani Iwamoto on zoom, Forrest Rodgers, Megan Blackwelder, and Tara Beresh in the background.

A Moab Prison Camp: Opening Weekend Recap

February 20, 2024
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Thank you, Moab, for your participation in and attention paid to the new temporary exhibition at the Moab Museum: “A Moab Prison Camp: Japanese American Incarceration in Grand County.” Nearly 250 members and guests joined us over the course of the opening weekend to engage in this troubling and poignant history. We are incredibly grateful…

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Japanese American Incarceration in Grand County – An Overview

February 1, 2024
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On February 17, the Moab Museum is hosting a public opening to our latest temporary exhibition, exploring the troubling story of Japanese Americans incarcerated at Dalton Wells, north of town in 1943. A Moab Prison Camp: Japanese American Incarceration in Grand County introduces the local and national story of Japanese American incarceration during WWII, following the bombing…

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Moab History: Profiling Two Modern Basket Weavers

January 18, 2024
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The Moab Museum is proud to display ten striking Diné (Navajo)-woven baskets through the end of the current temporary exhibition. The baskets are on loan from the Twin Rocks Trading Post in Bluff, UT. In this week’s column, we explore two of the weavers whose work is featured this month at the Museum.  Lorraine Black…

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Tara Beresh Museum Curatorial and Collections Manager hangs a basket from the Twin Rocks Trading Post Collection.

Twin Rocks Trading Post Basket Collection On Display Through February

January 11, 2024
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The Museum is proud to exhibit ten striking baskets from the Twin Rocks Trading Post Collection for one month following our annual winter closure, until February 10th. Before there were Rugs According to Navajo oral history, the earliest weaving began in basketry. Baskets (ts’aa’) were made from three-leafed sumac for domestic and ceremonial use using…

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Medicine Blanket of Charlie Black

Medicine Blanket of Charlie Black

January 8, 2024
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If you haven’t yet seen The People’s Tapestry: Weaving Tradition in Navajo Culture, don’t wait too long! And if you have, consider a return visit to admire the vibrant colors and remarkable patterns on display – and view a loaned textile with a fascinating and storied history. When the Museum reopens after its early Winter closure…

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Traveling Exhibitions & How the Moab Museum Expands Our Storytelling

August 11, 2023
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What are traveling exhibits? Museums large and small often opt to borrow traveling exhibits to temporarily integrate into their galleries when they align with their institution’s scope or programming. Traveling exhibits are curated collections of objects and/or images that tell a story, but are displayed for only a limited time frame. These exhibits are commonly…

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“The People’s Tapestry”

June 13, 2023
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By: Tara Beresh, Museum Curatorial and Collections Manager This Q&A initially appeared in the Moab Sun News in June, 2023. Exhibition Significance The Moab Museum consults with regional tribal members to learn how to better serve a portion of our community that has been inaccurately represented, with regard to Museum environments. My primary question to our Native…

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Flower Power: Annual Quilt Show

May 1, 2023
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The annual Delicate Stitchers quilt show will be on exhibit at the Moab Museum beginning on May 2nd. This year’s quilt challenge is called Flower Power and features floral fabrics and other flowery design elements – as well as a couple of historic quilts from the Moab Museum’s Collection that (serendipitously) feature flowers too. There will be…

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Exhibit Showcases Vast Oral History Collection

March 1, 2023
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Over the past few years, the Museum has made great strides in digitizing the rich and varied Oral History Collection. Thanks to support from Utah Humanities, this treasure trove of firsthand stories is now more organized, accessible, and digitized than ever before – and this Spring, an exhibit highlights some of the amazing stories in…

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