University of Utah Indigenous Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that this land, which is named for the Ute Tribe, is the traditional and ancestral homeland of the Shoshone, Paiute, Goshute, and Ute Tribes. The University of Utah recognizes and respects the enduring relationship that exists between many Indigenous peoples and their traditional homelands. We respect the sovereign relationship between tribes, states, and the federal government, and we affirm the University of Utah’s commitment to a partnership with Native Nations and Urban Indian communities through research, education, and community outreach activities.

Landscape, Land Art, and the American West

This project was funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded to the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) and the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah in support of a four-year collaborative project entitled Landscape, Land Art and the American West. The grant provides the UMFA and the Marriott Library with a unique opportunity to learn from one another while sharing their resources and ideas to foster interdisciplinary, collections-based scholarship across campus and around the world. We gratefully acknowledge the Mellon Foundation's support of this project.

The Team

Jessica Breiman, Project Lead
Alana Wolf-Johnson, Assistant Project Lead
Rachel Wittmann, Assistant Project Lead
Leah Donaldson, Project Web Developer
Annie Burbidge-Ream, Project Curricula Developer
Whitney Tassie
Jessica Murdock
Brian McBride
Tracy Medley
Amanda Crittenden
Addie Ryder

Texts in the thematic sections of this exhibition were authored by Jessica Breiman and Alana Wolf.

Leah Donaldson deserves an extra round of thanks for her amazing work and dedication to the project.

There are many individuals behind the scenes who made this exhibition possible. They accommodated our many requests onto their already full plates quickly and with unwavering graciousness. The staff and faculty of the library and museum are reliably helpful, creative, and enthusiastic.

With many thanks we acknowledge the work of:

Lyuba Basin
Sara Davis
Ambra Gagliardi
Kallin Glauser
Joy Goh
Sandra Jones
Allie McCormack
Jodi Patterson
Elizabeth Rogers
Emma Ryder
Molly Rose Steed
Betsey Welland

Our curricula contributors did a fantastic job in writing creative, educational materials that made the museum and library's collections accessible to a much larger audience of learners. Thank you to: Kimberly Andrade, Sheree Freeze Birrell, Janell Heck, Melissa Howell, Shae Howell, Reilly Jensen, Nate Milch, Kate Sherrill, and Sydney Porter Williams.

A special appreciation to Joshua Graham, for guiding many of the curricular contributions and his continued commitment to using library and museum collections in his teaching at the University of Utah.

Finally, we are so grateful to everyone who contributed to Voices From the Field. These poets, curators, scholars, archivists, and artists allowed us to publish their work and their perspectives are an invaluable piece of this project. Thank you to: Tacey Atsitty, Seth Button, Aurora Tang and the Center for Land Use Interpretation, Betsy Fahlman, Rajive Ganguli, Michael Nelson, Rambabu Pothina, Gretchen Ernster Henderson, Nate Housley, Brian Leech, Daniel Mendoza, Marnie Powers-Torrey, Paisley Rekdal, Tommy Rock, Elpitha Tsoutsounakis, Lindsey Webb, Betsey Welland, and Will Wilson.

If you would like to provide feedback on this exhibition, please contact us.

Interested in the OmekaS customizations utilized in this exhibition? See the documentation on GitHub!