SALT LAKE CITY (AP) _ Because of her dedication to Western art, actress Diane Keaton has been awarded the Utah Governor's Award for Devotion to the Arts.
Keaton, an Academy Award winner who's appeared in dozens of movies, including ``Annie Hall'' and ``The Godfather'' trilogy, received the honor Friday at a ceremony celebrating the new Museum of Utah History and Art.
After being praised for her dedication to Western art by Gov. Olene Walker, Keaton demurred, saying, ``I don't know who you're talking about, but it's not me _ but I am very honored to be here.''
Keaton said she began collecting Western art when she and her sister, Dorrie Hall, received ``Desert Dreams,'' a collection of paintings by Utah artist Maynard Dixon.
Since then, she and Hall have collected pieces of the art genre that they consider largely overlooked.
``I am thrilled that some of those artists, who have slipped through the cracks, will find a home in Utah,'' Keaton said.