The People’s Tapestry: Weaving Tradition in Navajo Culture

Current Temporary Exhibition The People’s Tapestry: Weaving Tradition in Navajo Culture The Moab Museum is honored to present The People’s Tapestry: Weaving Tradition in Navajo Culture, a celebration of the magnificent weavings created by the Diné (which means “the people” in Navajo). Diné textiles reflect the concept of hózhóó, or balance and harmony, which is reflected in the primarily symmetrical…

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Flower Power: Delicate Stitchers Quilt Guild Annual Show 2023

Flower Power: Annual Delicate Stitchers Quilt Guild Quilt Show On Display from May 13 – June 12, 2023. This year’s quilt challenge is entitled ‘Flower Power’ and features floral fabrics and other blooming design elements – as well as a few historic quilts from the Moab Museum’s Collection, which feature flowers as well. Visitors had the…

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A Grand Heritage: Stories from the Oral History Archive

Previous Exhibition A Grand Heritage: Stories from the Oral History Archive The Moab Museum’s temporary exhibition A Grand Heritage: Stories from the Oral History Archive features first-person accounts from Moab’s pre-uranium history, built around oral histories between the late 1880s and the early 1920s. The exhibition will be on display through the end of April…

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A World Transformed: The Transcontinental Railroad in Utah

China Section Gang - Promontory

Past Exhibit A World Transformed: The Transcontinental Railroad in Utah On display during the summer of 2021, this temporary exhibit shared stories of the people who built the Transcontinental Railroad through Utah- specifically the large population of Chinese-American workers. This exhibit featured two traveling exhibitions created by the Utah Department of Arts and Museums A World…

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William Grandstaff: Black Frontiersman and Moab Settler

Grandstaff Canyon by Susan Larson

Previous Exhibition William Grandstaff: Black Frontiersman and Moab Settler Early Moab settler William Grandstaff has long occupied a prominent place in Moab’s history, and today, the scenic Grandstaff Canyon hiking trail draws many thousands of visitors annually. In many ways, Grandstaff was a prototypical frontiersman of his time. Seeking better opportunities out West, he dabbled…

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Block Prints By Everett Ruess

Everett Ruess, a young man

Previous Exhibition Block Prints By Everett Ruess The Moab Museum presents Block Prints by Everett Ruess, a Utah Department of Arts & Museums’ traveling exhibition which includes a selection of block prints created by artist and writer, Everett Ruess, depicting his travels throughout the western United States in the early 20th century. Running from November…

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Memories of Quarentine / Memorias de la Cuarentena

Previous Exhibition Memories of Quarantine / Memorias de la Cuarentena As the coronavirus pandemic brought the world to a halt in the early months of 2020, Moab resident Mónica Piñera sought to capture the stories arising around her both here in Utah and in her native Mexico. The Moab Museum is thrilled to present a…

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Butch Cassidy was Here: Historic Inscriptions of the Colorado Plateau

Previous Exhibition Butch Cassidy was Here: Historic Inscriptions of the Colorado Plateau During the summer of 2022, a temporary exhibition explored 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…

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Hopi Katsina

Previous Exhibition Hopi Katsina If you’re visiting or live in the Southwest, you may have 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 Hopi and Zuni people, however, Katsina carries deep meaning. The symbolism inherent in these objects, which…

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