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Stories of Japanese Americans Captured in New Archive

The story told by the Mitsugi M. Kasai Memorial Japanese American Archive at the University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library begins with the arrival of the first Japanese immigrants who came to Utah and surrounding states to work in the railroad, mining and agricultural industries. An exhibition featuring historic photographs from the Japanese American Archive is on display in the Special Collections reading room on level four until Sept. 30. An event celebrating the naming of the archive will be held on Sept. 10 at 6:30 p.m. and is open to the public.

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U’s Kingsbury Hall Chief Also Assumes Academic Role for First Time

Since 1930, Kingsbury Hall has served Utah as a performance hall of the first order, delivering diverse artistic performances to the University of Utah community as well as audiences from the greater Wasatch Front. Now, with new leadership, Kingsbury Hall will as well become a keystone in University’s academic mission to integrate arts into the student experience.

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O Brother Band Kicks Off Bluegrass & BBQ Series at NHMU

August 11, 2014 – Make an evening of your museum visit this summer and enjoy some toe-tapping music, delectable barbecue and incredible views of the Salt Lake Valley. In conjunction with its newest exhibit, “The Horse,” the Natural History Museum of Utah at the Rio Tinto Center is offering three nights of free bluegrass music […]

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“Archi-Chicks” Build STEAM Skills, and Cabins

Three new ecologically sound cabins are being dedicated today at Camp Trefoil Ranch. They will not only provide a more comfortable and safer camping experience for Girl Scouts in Utah, but via their creation also gave the girls invaluable instruction in the art and science of architecture.

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Creation and Erasure: Art of the Bingham Canyon Mine

A new exhibition at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) offers an unparalleled look at the world’s largest man-made excavation through the eyes of artists. Creation and Erasure: Art of the Bingham Canyon Mine, on view May 30–September 28, presents more than 100 paintings, drawings, prints and photographs created by artists from around the country since the mine’s earliest days.

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Utah’s Own ‘Monuments Man’ Celebrated at U Library

The recently released film, “The Monuments Men,” illustrates how art experts working for the U.S. military helped reclaim looted art in Europe after World War II. In a similar fashion, a man named Lennox Tierney— who eventually came to the University of Utah’s College of Fine Arts as associate dean— worked to save pieces of Japan’s artistic and cultural heritage post WWII.

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