Since its invention, photography has played a role in constructing and projecting Utah’s identity. Yet the most prominent images often reflect government and corporate interests, from the nineteenth-century promotion of Manifest Destiny to today’s marketing of the outdoor recreation industry. While our beloved landscapes—unique, vast, and varied—are a deep source of pride, they represent only part of what Utah is as a place and people.
Explore the intersection of traditional Japanese style and western technique in the first major traveling exhibition of Japanese art at the UMFA. The artists featured in Seven Mastersdeveloped a new art form—shin hanga—in response to Japan’s rapid Westernization and industrialization.