Zion National Park Human History Museum Hosts SUU Exhibit
Contact: Ron Terry, 435-772-0160
Zion National Park and Southern Utah University faculty and students created and designed an exhibit to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Zion National Park. The mediums of photography, painting, ceramics, poetry, printmaking and graphic design capture the often elusive emotions of the awe-inspiring landscape of the park. The exhibit, Zion: A Creative Response, will be hosted at the Human History Museum of Zion National Park from March 1 through April 13, 2009.
The exhibition is the result of a collaborative partnership between the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, Zion Natural History Association, Southern Utah University’s Outdoor Initiative, Zion National Park, and Southern Utah University faculty which encouraged SUU students to create this body of work inspired by Zion National Park.
The Zion National Park Centennial recognizes the park’s initial establishment as Mukuntuweap National Monument in 1909. In 1918, the name was changed to Zion National Monument and Congress designated it as Zion National Park in 1919.
Local residents and visitors are invited to view this exhibit at the Zion Human History Museum. The Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Zion National Park entry fees apply.
Future Centennial events will be posted on the park’s website at www.nps.gov/zion.
Did You Know?
During the summer or fall, you may see a tarantula crossing a road or trail in Zion National Park. But don’t be frightened-- tarantulas are actually amazing arachnids--gentle, basically harmless creatures that have suffered a bum rap. More...