Rotunda Paintings in Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City, Utah - Encircle Photos

Rotunda Paintings in Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City, Utah

The spectacular centerpiece of Utah’s statehouse is the 165 foot rotunda. The spaces beneath the dome are beautified by artwork designed by Lee Greene Richards in 1934. There are four triangular paintings in the pendentives. On the left is Brigham Young and Pioneers Entering the Valley in 1847. On the right is Father Escalante Discovers Utah Lake in 1776. Equally impressive are the eight 19th century events portrayed in the cyclorama (a 360° scene). Shown left to right are: General Connor Inaugurates Mining; Naming of Ensign Peak in July of 1847; Social Gathering in the Old Bowery; and Gulls Save the Wheat Fields. The 100 or so people in these paintings may look small. However, some of them are over ten feet tall.

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350 State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84103

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