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The Attic at Academy Square is the Provo City Library's brand new exhibit space dedicated to bringing in the best art, science, and history exhibits from around the country.

 NOW SHOWING

People, Places, and Things on US 89

JUNE 30 - AUGUST 2

These 30 remarkable black-and-white images were selected from the larger collection of 60 photographs in John Telford’s 503-mile photo tour of US Highway 89 in Utah. Congress designated much of Highway 89 in Utah as Heritage Highway, and Telford’s journey from Garden City in Rich County to Big Water in Kane County highlights the local, historic and indigenous qualities of the Beehive State.

Highway 89 winds through mostly rural Utah, and passes the historic homes of internationally famous painter Maynard Dixon, sculptor Avard Fairbanks, and outlaw Butch Cassidy. Today’s citizens, artists, and businesspeople continue to make significant contributions to Utah’s economy, society, and culture.

Join us to learn more about Utah's history and geography, and don't miss weekly film screenings for the whole family every Monday night while the exhibit is open! 

This exhibit is organized and circulated by the Utah Division of Arts & Museums. 

Exhibit Hours

Monday 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 1:00 pm; 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 1:00 pm; 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 1:00 pm; 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 8:00 pmSaturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Weekly Film Screenings

Take an imaginary road trip with Road Trip films for the whole family every Monday Night.   Screenings will begin at 6:30 pm in the Attic.  

June 30 – The Wizard of Oz (1939, NR)
July 7 – Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo (1977, G)
July 14 – It Happened One Night (1934, NR)
July 21 – The Straight Story (1999, G)
July 28 – The Muppet Movie (1979, G)

Teen Photography Workshop

July 8 & July 15
2:30 – 3:30 pm
The Attic  
Ages 12-18

Bring your own camera and come to the Attic to hone your photography skills and participate in photography challenges. Participants who photograph Provo’s stretch of Highway 89 can have their photos exhibited in the Attic.   For more information about this workshop, contact Erika Hill at 801-852-7685.

UPCOMING EXHIBITS

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On with the Show, This is It! Chuck Jones and the Animation Art of Looney Tunes

SEPTEMBER 8 - OCTOBER 31

For more than 70 years, the funniest, most recklessly irreverent characters ever drawn on celluloid have been Looney Tunes. This exhibition explores the Looney Tunes characters and their capers as brought to life by Jones and voice artist Mel Blanc at Warner Bros. Studios.

This exhibit is organized and circulated by the Daura Gallery, Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, VA.

The Trunk Show

NOVEMBER - DECEMBER

Bricolage is defined as a construction or creation made from a diverse range of available things. In this unique quilt show from the Montana Bricolage Artists, fabric artists were asked to create tree trunks using whatever inspirations, styles, techniques, and materials they wished.
Quilt: Carol O'Bagy

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Wild Land: Thomas Cole and the Birth of American Landscape Painting

JANUARY - MARCH 2015

This immersive exhibition takes visitors “into the woods” and through Thomas Cole’s studio to discover the ways he, and other artists of his time, pioneered cultural conversations that shaped our national landscape.

 

This exhibition has been made possible through NEH on the Road, a special initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

 For more information about The Attic, including information on how to book field trips and large group visits, contact Erika Hill at 801-852-7685.