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Events for Art and Music Enthusiasts

The historic Golden Spike event changed our way of life in America. Let art and music guide your journey to learning about the inspiration, hard work and collaboration that united our nation through the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad.

FEBRUARY 1 – MAY 26

The Race to Promontory: The Transcontinental Railroad and the American West

UTAH MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, SALT LAKE CITY
This exhibit is a rare opportunity to view the world’s largest collection of original photographs and stereographs documenting the construction of the transcontinental railroad.

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MARCH 6 – SEPTEMBER 21

All Aboard!

SPRINGVILLE MUSEUM OF ART, SPRINGVILLE
This family-friendly exhibit celebrates the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad through art focused on trains, the railroad, railroad workers and the West. Featuring artworks from the Museum’s Permanent Collection, as well as selected works from BYU Museum of Art, the LDS Church History Museum and Utah Museum of Fine Arts, this exhibit is a visual treat for people of all ages.

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March 23 – June 15

Zhi Lin: Tracing the Chinese Workers’ Footsteps to Promontory Summit

BRIGHAM CITY MUSEUM OF ART AND HISTORY
Experience the journey of the thousands of hard-working Chinese immigrants whose dedication and sacrifices made the Transcontinental Railroad a reality. This photographic exhibit juxtaposes historical images taken by photographers from Union Pacific and Central Pacific with modern day images taken by freelance photographer Mr. Li Ju.

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MAY 3 – AUGUST 2

Spike 150 Helper and the Railroad

ANNE JESPERSEN FINE ARTS, HELPER
Famously known as the site of Butch Cassidy’s first robbery, Helper is one of the most historically significant small towns in Utah. The town’s development was strongly influenced by the presence of the train and mining industries. This exhibit is a curated collection of images focused on historic Helper, the train, the routes, and the landscape.

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Ongoing, beginning May 10

Spike 150 Commemorative Mural

SOUTH SALT LAKE
Take a tour of South Salt Lake’s public art murals created by local artists located along the S-line corridor in South Salt Lake. Be sure to check out the Spike 150 Celebration mural. For more information on the murals, visit http://utaharts.org/mural-fest/ or by clicking below.

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MAY 17 – 18

Copland’s Appalachian Spring & Billy the Kid

ABRAVANEL HALL, SALT LAKE CITY
A night to remember! Enjoy an evening of distinct performances featuring renowned composer Aaron Copland’s popular pieces, along with a newly commissioned musical piece from the celebrated Chinese-American composer Zhou Tian.

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JUNE 7 – 29

Driving the Spike: Past to Present 1869 to 2019

THE ECCLES ART CENTER, OGDEN
This photographic and plein air art exhibit features art focused on the Transcontinental Railroad and Ogden’s railroad history. The opening reception on June 7 is in conjunction with Ogden’s Art Stroll.

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November 2

The Kruger Brothers in Concert

OGDEN
Mark your calendar for an evening with the Kruger Brothers, in concert with the Chamber Orchestra Ogden and dance performances by Imagine Ballet Theatre. The performance features a recently-commissioned composition created by Jens Kruger focused on Ogden and its unique history as a rail town.

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