By Marcie Young Cancio, wardrobe styling by Marcus Gardner, makeup and hair by Paula J. Dahlberg, photographed by Adam Finkle
Here, at the new Natural History Museum of Utah, modern and ancient blend together, capturing where our state has been in Earth’s grand cycle and where it is going. Step into the Canyon, the grand lobby reminiscent of the sculpted gullies and ravines of Canyonlands, Zion and Escalante. Travel through the nine exhibition galleries, and roam past the duck-billed Gryposaurus and the world’s only collection of 14 horned Ceratopsian dinosaur skulls. Explore climate and astronomy on the Sky Terrace, journey through Utah’s ancient geology and its complex biological diversity and discover the three-story artifact wall packed with pottery, butterflies and ancient shells. Yes, the past has collided with the future in the most elegant and spectacular fashion.
Photo: WeSC black and cream print dress, $70, Fice, SLC ; Bronze chain link bracelet, $24, Hip & Humble, SLC; Bead and coin statement necklace, $69, Hip & Humble, SLC; Engraved red and gold earrings, $86, Hip & Humble, SLC, Red and gold ring with dragonfly embellishment, $65, Name Droppers, SLC; Jan Michaels art deco ring with snake embellishment, $45, Hip & Humble, SLC; Chelsea Paris tailored heels, $595, editor’s own