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Natural History Museum of Utah hosts market for Native American art

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Posted at 3:57 PM, Oct 13, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-13 17:57:01-04

SALT LAKE CITY – A new tradition was started at the Natural History Museum of Utah this weekend, as museum personnel hosted their first Indian Art Market.

The market featured the work of regional Native American artists, and event organizers said the artists applied to be part of the market, and 18 artists were chosen.

Suzanne Ruhlman is the store manager at the Natural History Museum of Utah, and she said the event was successful.

“To get the community involved and have the Salt Lake community come in and meet these artist and hear how much love and skill that goes into the work that they’re doing, I think it really creates a big connection when you get to meet the artists that you’re buying the work from,” she said.

Ruhlman said they have strong ties to the local Native American community, and she said they have two exhibits on Native American art on display at the museum. For more information, click here.