Tag: BYU Museum of Art

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Three Responses to an International Emergency: Part 2 — Rick Shaefer’s Refugee Trilogy

It’s not hard to see why, when BYU Museum of Art’s Curator of American Art Kenneth Hartvigsen and his staff set out to take the measure of artistic responses to the international refugee crisis, they wanted to include Connecticut artist Rick Shaefer’s spectacular narrative allegory, “Refugee Trilogy.” Inspired […]

Exhibition Reviews | Visual Arts

“Embracing Diverse Voices: A Century of African-American Art” Shares a Common Truth

As the American artist Barbara Januszkiewicz once noted, people need to “be drawn to the visual arts [to] expand [the] imagination.” On the power of art and progress, Januszkiewicz further stated, “creative thinking inspires ideas [and] ideas inspire change.” Embracing Diverse Voices: A Century of African-American Art, now […]

Exhibition Reviews | Visual Arts

A Visual Testimony: Neglected during her lifetime, Minerva Teichert’s illustrations for the Book of Mormon find a warm embrace from a new generation

In A Visual Testimony: Minerva Teichert’s Book of Mormon Paintings, Brigham Young University’s Museum of Art brings these paintings together — with a handful of related works — in an exhibit that celebrates the Mormon modernist’s vibrant talent and begs the question: why did it take so long for these works to become part of the Mormon community’s visual consciousness?