Utah Museum of Fine Arts in SLUG Magazine

Many Wests, on view at UMFA through June 11, depicts the diversity of experiences that has always existed.

Angel Rodríguez-Díaz The Protagonist of an Endless Story

SLUG Magazine

48 photographs cover a wall in Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA), making up the Many Wests: Artists Shape an American Idea exhibit.  Connecting past to present is one of Many Wests’ goals. The exhibition challenges the mythology of the American west by centering overlooked and marginalized perspectives.

The project began as a collaboration between Art Bridges and the Terra Foundation for American Art. It resulted in a partnership between the Smithsonian American Art Museum and a consortium of Western museums, including UMFA.

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Published April 5, 2023

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Angel Rodríguez-Díaz, The Protagonist of an Endless Story, 1993. Oil on canvas. Collection of Smithsonian American Art Museum. Museum purchase made possible in part by the Smithsonian Latino Initiatives Pool and the Smithsonian Institution Collections Acquisition Program, 1996.19. © Angel Rodriguez-Diaz, 1993.