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Steve Griffin, Deseret News
Schoolchildren tour the Capitol during the 2019 legislative session in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019.

Free tours of the building, which was completed in 1916, begin on the hour from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, with the exception of state holidays. Groups of under 10 people are welcome to drop in without a reservation, but scheduled groups, which are often school groups, have first priority. According to utahstatecapitol.utah.gov, the tour curriculum is designed for audiences 10 and older. According to the website, the rotunda was left unfinished for nearly 20 years until the Public Works of Art Project funded art commissions for the building. Utah artist Lee Greene Richards planned and sketched each of the paintings, but the massive project included the work of other Utah artists. Completed in 1934, the paintings were installed in the Capitol the following year to mark the opening of the Utah Arts Institute annual exhibition.

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