Temporary exhibits are available at the Human History Museum each year. See below for information about selected past exhibits.
We currently have no temporary exhibits on display.
Annual Temporary Exhibitions
Zion National Park Plein Air Art InvitationalCelebrating the role art has had in the history of Zion Canyon, the Zion Forever Project hosts an annual Plein Air Art Invitational in November. The event features some of the country's finest landscape artists to paint in the places that have inspired art for more than a century. The artists will paint en plein air (in the open air) throughout the week. Park visitors that week will have many unique opportunities to witness these great artists at work in the park through daily demonstrations, lectures, and activities. For more information, visit www.zionpark.org.
Artist-in-Residence ProgramThe Zion National Park Artist-in-Residence Program offers professional artists of many different mediums the opportunity to live and work in beautiful Zion Canyon. The works completed during this program contribute to the public understanding and appreciation of Zion National Park and reflect the National Park Service's commitment to the preservation of cultural and natural resources. View some of the works of art that have been donated to the park as part of this program. For more information on the application and selection process for those interested in the program can be found at the above link.
The museum exhibition, Keepers of Sanctuary: Zion's First 100 Years, was on display in the museum May 24 through December 1, 2019. The exhibition celebrated the centennial anniversary of Zion becoming a national park in 1919 and paid tribute to the park's history and changes over the last century.
Impressions of Zion was the featured exhibit in 2017. It gave the public a look through the eyes of three famed contemporary impressionists; Erin Hanson, Royden Card, and Teri Saa. Viewers were presented with modern interpretations of the southwestern desert landscapes of Zion.
2016On the Rails to Trails was a featured exhibit on display from June 7 through September 12, 2016. The exhibit features artifacts related to Zion National Park, Cedar Breaks National Monument, and Bryce Canyon National Park. Railroads exposed Americans to the National Parks in the early twentieth century. They helped develop the early infrastructure in the parks such as roads and the various accommodations. The exhibit features Union Pacific Railroad objects and photographs related to the hotel, restaurant and service stations in Zion and Bryce Canyon National Park as well as souvenirs from that time period. The exhibit will feature the two most recent donations to the Zion Museum, two keys to the historic Zion Inn cabins and a photograph album from a Zion Inn employee from the 1960s.
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Last updated: August 18, 2021