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This is Fred Ball for Zions Bank, speaking on business.

The Utah Museum of Fine Arts is located on the University of Utah campus, at 410 Campus Center Drive, just off the 4th South TRAX route. When I drove there, parking was a cinch, and in case you're wondering — I didn't find a single sign anywhere near the building that said, "Students Only." I say that because this marvelous facility is much, much more than a college museum that merely "supplements" the university's "general education." Truth be told, the Utah Museum of Fine Arts serves as the primary art museum for communities throughout the state and the Intermountain West.

I toured the museum with Carrie Radant, one of the museum's development assistants. Carrie informed me that the museum houses more than 17,000 objects representing more than 5,000 years of world history. Of course, one visit to the museum simply won't do! And even if a person believes that he or she has seen it all there's reason to come back. That's because the museum is constantly re-interpreting its holdings.

The museum has ever-changing displays of new exhibits and visiting collections. For example, there are only two weeks left to visit the "Edward Hopper and Urban Realism" exhibition. This impressive display comes to the Utah Museum of Fine Arts from the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City, and features the works of Edward Hopper and other important American artists, known as the Ashcan School. The exhibition is accompanied by an interactive audio guide, which includes in-depth commentary for both adults and children.

In addition, on the third Saturday of every month, the museum offers a special activity and class for children. This Saturday, August 16, museum employees will help children design and decorate their own custom sketchbook. You can find out more about this and other events on the museum's Web site,

For Zions Bank, I'm Fred Ball. I'm speaking on business.

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