In 1980, then Utah State Folklorist Hal Cannon curated an art exhibit exploring the
symbolism of the Beehive, especially here in Utah. The exhibit, The Grand Beehive,
was on display at the Salt Lake Art Center for two months, and was accompanied by
a book by the same title. The book is essentially a cataloguing of The Grand
Beehive, which contains photographs of many beehive themed pieces of art still in
the State of Utah Art Collections.
Now, 33 years later, the Utah Cultural Celebration Center is revisiting this collection
with Utah’s Beehive, an exhibit showcasing many of the original items in the show,
with additions by contemporary Utah artists. The re-creation of the exhibit will also
feature modern interpretations of the beehive, by contemporary artists.\\
Feel free to Join in at the opening reception and make sure you take time to wander through the exhibit.
March 7 – April 24, 2013
Mon – Thurs, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and by arrangement
March 7, 6 – 8 p.m.
Utah Cultural Celebration Center
1355 West 3100 South
WVC, UT 84119
For more information on this exhibit or other events at the Cultural Center, please
call 801-965-5100 or visit www.culturalcelebration.org