Looking Back and Looking Ahead

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 with our community. As we reflect on the past year, we are grateful for the many organizations and individuals who make the Moab community so vibrant. Thank you to our partners and friends for an amazing year of collaborations, including these highlights:

  • In March, we exhibited Memories of the Quarantine/ Memorias de la Cuarentena, a temporary exhibition presented in partnership with the Moab Valley Multicultural Center. Over the summer, we collaborated with MVMC again to support educational summer camp programming for their Canyons & Cultures summer camp.
  • We hosted Canyonlands Field Institute summer campers for programs at the Museum weekly over the summer months, and welcomed BEACON after school students, Grand Area Mentoring mentor/mentee pairs, and Full Circle Intertribal Center’s Native Youth Alliance for special programs.
  • As part of the Moab Art & Recreation Center’s Art Walk series, we hosted a pop-up exhibit from Seekhaven Family Crisis & Resource Center highlighting domestic violence resources in our community.
  • In November, we teamed up with the Grand County Public Library to collaborate on digitizing photographs from the Barnes Collection.

These collaborations have empowered the Moab Museum to grow in new directions during 2021, and we look forward to an exciting year ahead!