The Utah Museum of Fine Arts and the J. Willard Marriott Library embarked on a journey of intentional collaboration in 2018 that continues to unfold today. Energized by "Landscape, Land Art, and the American West," an award from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and matching funds from the University of Utah, the Museum and Library’s ongoing collaboration seeks to improve access to and enhance the value of their collections for scholars and creatives at the University of Utah, throughout the region, and around the world. Discover how this collaboration has gone beyond the scope of the grant’s initial focus on the American West to revolutionize how the Museum and Library work together.
The Library+Museum Collections Search is a digital platform that enables users to search both the UMFA’s and Marriott’s collections simultaneously, thereby empowering researchers to make critical connections between these institutions that would otherwise remain opaque. Launched in 2021, the project was developed through the generous support of an Andrew W. Mellon grant.
Conduct your own search across the UMFA’s and Marriott’s catalogs here.
The "Landscape, Land Art, and the American West" award from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation allowed for dynamic curatorial work that spearheaded the UMFA's digital exhibition offerings. See all the UMFA's digital exhibitions in collaboration with the Marriott–Time Trip, Mining the West, and Utah Women Working for Better Days! here.