Ah, no. Wait. The headline is a bit deceptive: "‘Spiral Jetty’ Is Named an Official State Work of Art by Utah." Note the "an." It's not the official state work of art.
The great American sculptor Robert Smithson... would undoubtedly have been pleased with a vote by the Utah Senate and the Utah House of Representatives to designate as official state works of art both his masterpiece — “Spiral Jetty,” the huge curlicue of black basalt rock he built in 1970, jutting into the Great Salt Lake in rural Utah — and the state’s plentiful ancient rock art, petroglyphs and pictographs that have been widely celebrated and studied.That's a lot of works of art! All the petroglyphs and pictographs are included. They've got one modern, monumental thing keeping company with innumerable ancient rather small things. Why designate at all if you can't choose? This is the kind of everybody-gets-a-trophy attitude that is ruining this country.