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.

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

A is for Audrey strapless dress, $62, Apt. 202, SLC; Free People sequin and beaded top, $128, Children’s Hour, SLC; Clare Vivier foldover clutch, $150, Purse Dreams, SLC; Oversized bronze chandelier earrings, $52, Hip & Humble, SLC; Bronze ring, $42, Hip & Humble, SLC; Kim Kendall Hogan agate and 24k gold necklace, $140, NHMU store, SLC; Kim Kendall Hogan rutillated quartz and 24k gold necklace, $155, NHMU store, SLC; Christy Lea Payne chain with bronze pearls, $80, NHMU store, SLC; Chalocyrite ring, $60, NHMU store, SLC; Nakamol multi-strand gemstone bracelet, $50, NHMU store, SLC

Free People sheer daisy sequined top, $108, Children’s Hour, SLC; Charlotte cardigan, $118, Four and Twenty Sailors, SLC; Hazel patterned skirt, $90, Four and Twenty Sailors, SLC; Silver oversized chain necklace, $175, Paletti, SLC; Faux jade engraved earrings, $42, Hip & Humble, SLC; Mata Hari satchel, $252, Fice, SLC; Vince Camuto sligback pumps, $118, editor’s own

Patterned drawstring dress, $72, Whimsy, SLC; Pour La Victorie satchel, $375, Purse Dreams, SLC; Gold mesh bracelet, $150, Paletti, SLC; Gold chandelier earrings, $27, Name Droppers, SLC; Sarah Pacini wrap belt, $230, Paletti, SLC; House of Harlow Nicole sunglasses, $125, Purse Dreams, SLC; House of Harlow fishskin pumps, $225, editor’s own

Ryu dress, $72, Paisley Pomegranage, SLC; Silver filigree earrings, $88, Whimsy, SLC; Crystal ring, $59, Hip & Humble, SLC; Crystal and silver wrap bracelet, $16, Whimsy, SLC; Metallic bracelet $19, Whimsy, SLC; Crystal and leather cuff, $16, Whimsy, SLC; Cutout tote, $56, Whimsy, SLC; Abel Munoz suede heels, $600, editor’s own


Wardrobe Styling By Marcus Gardner, Hair and Makeup By Paula J. Dahlberg, Photographed By Adam Finkle