Moab Museum Blog

Printing Workshops: Join us on Tuesdays through 2022!

November 18, 2022

On October 10th, Block Prints by Everett Ruess opened to the public. This traveling exhibit explores the creative legacy of desert vagabond Everett Ruess, who disappeared near Escalante, UT in 1934 at age 20 – leaving behind beautiful letters, brilliant block prints, and much legend and lore. In association with this exhibit, visitors to the…

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From Opera to Exhibit: Bringing William Grandstaff’s Story to Life

September 28, 2022

This September, Moabites and visitors have had the opportunity to experience a prominent Moab story in two very different ways: both through a Museum exhibit and as an opera. William Grandstaff was an early settler of the Moab region- a Black cowboy and frontiersman who once ran cattle in the canyon we today call Grandstaff…

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Conserving Ancestral Vessels

August 2, 2022

On July 27th, visitors to the Moab Museum got to witness an important part of Museum work that ordinarily takes place behind the scenes: the stabilizing conservation treatment of two Ancestral vessels. Professional conservator Kimberleigh Collins-Peynaud performed stabilizing treatment on an Ancestral water vessel and an Ancestral storage and cooking container, both on loan to…

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Rangers at the Museum

July 15, 2022

This summer, the Moab Museum is hosting a series of interpretive programs with National Park Service (NPS) Rangers. These free programs will cover a wide range of topics spanning thousands of years of Moab area history, connecting the region’s storied past to the present day. Designed for both locals and visitors alike, these Ranger-led programs…

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Butch Cassidy Was Here: Historic Inscriptions of the Colorado Plateau

June 7, 2022

This summer, the Moab Museum is thrilled to present a temporary exhibit exploring a fascinating array of intertwined histories. Featuring a treasure trove of photographs from across the region documented by rock inscription experts and backcountry adventurers James Knipmeyer and Mike Ford, Butch Cassidy Was Here: Historic Inscriptions of the Colorado Plateau weaves together the…

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Moab Charter School Student Artwork Explores “The World Around Us”

April 21, 2022

Moab Charter School kindergarten through sixth grade students have created a vibrant and creative body of artwork this year, on display in the south gallery of the Moab Museum now through the end of April. From portraits of local flora and fauna to abstract acrylics to collage, the art show showcases tremendous creativity while highlighting…

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Lotsa Dots on Display in May

April 13, 2022

The annual Delicate Stitchers quilt show will once again bring a pop of color to the Museum’s galleries this Spring. For decades, the Delicate Stitchers Quilting Guild has exhibited at the Moab Museum each year, and the quilt show remains a beloved tradition for many quilters and quilt-admirers alike. This year, the club’s quilting challenge…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Devon Dunajski Creates Canyon Country Colors Display

March 15, 2022

Why are the rocks red? It’s a question often asked by visitors to Moab, and one that Devon Dunajski has answered often. Dunajski, who has worked seasonally as a ranger at Arches and Canyonlands National Parks since 2020. She loves sharing her knowledge about geology with park visitors at work and with friends when exploring…

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Community Curated Exhibits Take Center Stage

February 21, 2022

This spring, a host of temporary exhibits collaboratively curated with local organizations take center stage at the Museum. Mark your calendars, and join us for this dynamic array of exhibitions- featuring the stories, art, and hard work of the community and showcased in the galleries of the Moab Museum. In March, the Moab Valley Multicultural…

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Looking Back and Looking Ahead

January 21, 2022

Amidst the uncertainty brought by COVID-19, the Moab Museum is grateful to be celebrating a busy year of exhibits, programs, and behind-the-scenes projects as we usher in 2022. From our summer exhibit highlighting local petroglyph panels to the traveling exhibition on Chinese Transcontinental Railroad workers, we’ve been thrilled to share a wide array of stories…

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