Category:Museum of Art
The Museum of Art at Brigham Young University is one of the largest and best attended art museums in the Mountain West. The museum offers a dynamic exhibition schedule that includes displays of its permanent collection, world-class traveling shows and unique temporary exhibitions. The Museum of Art is a four-story, modern facility of more than 102,000 square feet designed to preserve and safeguard the Museum's extensive permanent collection and to display a diverse range of exhibitions for the BYU campus population, as well as surrounding schools and the community.
One of the Museum of Art's most important roles is its contribution to the academic mission of Brigham Young University. From the research and study of the artworks in our collection, to the teaching and learning that occurs in our classrooms and galleries, the museum plays an important role in the academic pursuits of many students at BYU. At the same time, the museum connects to broad community audiences through its varied exhibitions and educational programming.
The Museum of Art was designed by Los Angeles architect James Langenheim. Former directors of lighting and design at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, LeMar Terry and Stuart Silver, assisted in determining the sophisticated lighting requirements and the best functional use of space. Prominent personnel from such associations as the Smithsonian Institution, the Getty Museum, and the National Gallery of Art also contributed to the design and planning of the building.
These designers' objectives were to construct an art museum that not only exhibited art but was itself a work of art. The building's articulated triangular shape provides a constant change in size, direction, form and light. The Museum of Art is built on four levels and includes ten exhibition galleries, auditorium, classrooms, small theater, print study room, gift store, security and administrative offices. The lower levels house state-of-the-art design, fabrication, imaging, registration, and storage areas. The Museum Café overlooks a beautiful sculpture garden.
After breaking ground two years prior, the museum opened in October 1993 as a location to house BYU's extensive collection of more than 17,000 pieces of art which, due to a lack of space, had never been displayed permanently.
According to a 2004 survey, the museum ranked first in attendance among university campus art museums with 334,774 visitors. Among all art museums, the museum comes in 31st in attendance out of 157 member art museums from the United States, Canada and Mexico. The museum's philosophy of reaching out to the students and the community has been cited as one of the reasons for its success to date. In addition to having the largest university museum attendance, the museum also maintains a high level of student attendance. The Museum of Art staff works closely with faculty to incorporate the museum into school curriculum and student life.
The museum displays paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures, installations, video, and photography. The permanent collection contains works of art from many renowned artists including Carl Bloch, Maynard Dixon, Rembrandt, Norman Rockwell, and Minerva Teichert. The museum's permanent collection is augmented by a number of partnerships with other organizations as well as traveling and specialty exhibits. The museum's collection includes more than 170 works related to Jesus Christ. The complete permanent collection has been photographed, and can be searched here.
In the spring of 2012 a new exhibit graced the walls of the MOA. The Weir Family, 1820-1920: Expanding the Traditions of American Art shows American paintings of landscapes, academic portraits, impressionistic still lifes, and more, all painted by three American painters from the same family. Robert Weir was among some of the earliest American painters to be sponsored by Italy as a student artist in the 1820s. Of his sixteen children, John and Julian both inherited his artistic aspirations and began their own artistic careers. During the spring of 2012 the museum showed a Beauty and Belief exhibit with Islamic art depicting the "99 Names of God." Simultaneously, the museum displayed Object of Devotion, an exhibit of alabaster sculptures from medieval England. In another gallery was displayed the People in a Hard Land exhibit, which showed iconic images of life in the Southwest. In the fall of 2012 the museum opened a new exhibit, Think Flat, featuring the works of Andy Warhol and Takashi Murakami. The close of 2012 saw the opening of the exhibit, We Could be Heroes: The Mythology of Monsters and Heroes in Contemporary Art. The exhibit features art from over 40 international artists, all portraying their definition of heroes and monsters.
In Spring of 2013 the MOA was graced with the presence of a collection of Rembrant and Rembrant-inspired prints. This exhibit was put together and curated by Dr. Martha Peacock. The summer exhibition, titled, Work to Do was put together by Jeff Lambson, curator of Contemporary Art, who worked hard over the course of several years to create the exhibition which focuses of womens' work and roles in society, specifically, LDS women in Utah Valley. The exhibit was displayed from May through September. The exhibit featured the work of artists Trent Alvey, Pam Bowman, Jann Hanworth, and Amy Jorgensen.Frederiksberg Castle Museum in Denmark. The Carl Bloch exhibit was unique in that the paintings on loan from Denmark have never been loaned out before and are unlikely to be loaned out again. Those paintings, combined with BYU's own Carl Bloch collection formed one of the largest and most beautiful Carl Bloch displays in recent history. The exhibit also included works from Heinrich Hoffmann and Frans Schwartz.
From November 2013 to May 2014, the MOA exhibited Sacred Gifts: The Religious Work of Carl Bloch, Heinrich Hofmann and Frans Schwartz. This exhibition brought together the work of three master artists from the late 19th century, totaling nearly two dozen pieces in all. Most of the works had never been on display before in the United States, and were on loan under extraordinary circumstances from churches and museums in Germany, Sweden, Denmark and New York. BYU conducted extensive restoration and cleaning of the pieces that they exhibited. The artwork mostly depicted portrayals of the Savior.
From July 11 to December 6, 2014, The MOA housed the traveling exhibited entitled CUT! Costume and the Cinema. The exhibit featured 40 period costumes from more than two dozen popular films, including Pirates of the Caribbean, Sherlock Holmes, and The Duchess. One of the purposes of the exhibit was to help viewers draw connections between wardrobe and identity, not only in film, but also in real life.
- The Deseret News - Major BYU exhibit may give Christendom a new favorite painting (15 November 2013)
- The Daily Herald - MOA Curators go the distance for new religious exhibit (10 November 2013)
- The Deseret News - Sacred Gifts paintings to bring history stories to Provo (27 September 2013)
- The Universe - Upcoming Museum of Art exhibit will contain rare art (30 July 2013)
- The Deseret News - BYU to offer 'Sacred Gifts' (20 July 2013)
- The Deseret News - BYU to hold art exhibit featuring the works of Bloch, Hoffman, Schwartz (8 July 2013)
- The Universe - Jann Haworth: Balancing Pop Art Stardom and Family (11 June 2013)
- The Daily Herald - En-gendered to the Arts (30 May 2013)
- The Deseret News BYU Hosts Art About Utah Women by Utah Women (28 May 2013)
- The Daily Herald - Gender Mender (23 May 2013)
- LDS Church News - BYU unveils 'shaping America' exhibit (28 April 2013)
- The Universe - BYU Museum of Art adds two new contemporary exhibits (5 April 2013)
- The Daily Herald - Home grown: New exhibition at BYU features art of America (28 Mar 2013)
- LDS Church News - Rembrandt at BYU offers glimpse of 17th century Dutch life (16 Mar 2013)
- The Daily Herald - Nosh with posh: Spice up lunchtime nibbles with artistic outing (15 Mar 2013)
- The Universe - Original Rembrandt sketches on display at new MOA exhibition (28 Feb 2013)
- The Universe - 'The Suffering of Light': The MOA's latest photography exhibit (19 Feb 2013)
- LDS Church News - 'We Could Be Heroes' exhibition at BYU Museum of Art (12 Jan 2013)
- The Universe - Calling all blankets: Contemporary artist to create new sculpture for MOA exhibit (29 Jan 2013)
- The Daily Herald - Arts Briefs: Global images (27 Dec 2012)
- The Daily Herald - Y museum plays host to heroes and monsters (20 Dec 2012)
- The Daily Herald - Religion Briefs: BYU museum hosts seasonal festival (8 Dec 2012)
- The Universe - Heroes and monsters at the MOA (6 Dec 2012)
- The Universe - Museum of Art showcases Andy Warhol and Takashi Murakami (18 Sept 2012)
- The Deseret News - Islamic exhibit at BYU aids understanding (7 Sept 2012)
- The Universe - Find the beauty in belief (30 Aug 2012)
- The Daily Herald - Campus Notes, Aug 20 (20 Aug 2012)
- BYU Magazine - Patterns of Faith (Summer 2012)
- LDS Church News - BYU Museum of Art: Teachings in carved stone (23 June 2012)
- The Universe - Salt Lake Interfaith Roundtable visits the BYU Museum of Art (25 May 2012)
- BYU News - 'People in a Hard Land: Iconic Images of Life in the Southwest' now on display at MOA (18 May 2012)
- BYU Magazine - Portraits of Influence (Spring 2012)
- The Salt Lake Tribune - Belief and beauty: BYU exhibits Islamic art, including '99 Names of God' (14 April 2012)
- The Universe - Islamic Art Scholar Introduced MOA’s Largest Exhibition (26 February 2012)
- LDS Church News - 'Beauty and Belief' - Acclaimed Islamic art exhibit at BYU (25 Feb 2012)
- The Deseret News - Islamic art exhibit opens at BYU's Museum of Art (23 February 2012)
- The Salt Lake Tribune - BYU get its Islam on with “Beauty and Belief” (22 February 2012)
- BYU News - Major Islamic art exhibit opens at BYU's Museum of Art (21 Feb 2012)
- Islam Today - “Beauty & Belief” Exhibition of Functional Islamic Art Premiers at BYU Museum of Art (19 February 2012)
- The Daily Herald - Artistic culture: BYU issues invitation to see Islamic art up close at ‘Beauty and Belief’ (18 February 2012)
- The Daily Herald - BYU Museum of Art displays works by James McNeill Whistler (5 January 2012)
- The Daily Herald - Weir fore art bows: BYU museum brings American Family's art front and center (17 Nov 2011)
- LDS Church News - New BYU art exhibit highlights American artists from 1820-1920 (12 Nov 2011)
- The Daily Universe - Yankee Spirit exhibit opens at MOA (26 June 2011)
- The Salt Lake Tribune - Strange case of a painting that went from BYU to the Louvre (25 June 2011)
- BYU News - 'Who's Who' of American painters featured in new BYU MOA exhibit (7 June 2011)
- The Salt Lake Tribune - Sundance leads Utah arts groups in NEA grant money (18 May 2011)
- The Daily Herald - BYU Museum of Art exhibit speaks to ‘The Matter of Words (14 April 2011)
- The Daily Universe - Contemporary exhibition takes a look at books and language (10 April 2011)
- The Salt Lake Tribune - BYU art show asks: What are words? (5 April 2011)
- The Deseret News - Call to action, Exhibit showcases the message of U.S. war art (22 Feb 2011)
- The Daily Universe - BYU’s Carl Bloch exhibit drawing in the crowds (21 Feb 2011)
- The Deseret News - Call to action: Exhibit showcases the messages of U.S. war art (21 Feb 2011)
- The Daily Universe - Southern Utah natives respond to 'Three Mormon Towns' (17 Feb 2011)
- The Daily Universe - 'Three Mormon Towns' exhibit captures life in postwar Utah (28 January 2011)
- The Salt Lake Tribune - BYU exhibit takes closer look at Lange's 'Mormon Towns' (19 January 2011)
- The Deseret News - Tissot's art captures life of Christ (6 January 2011)
- The Daily Herald - Power In His Brush (20 November 2010)
- LDS Church News - 'The Master's Hands' (17 November 2010)
- The Salt Lake Tribune - Bloch's Christ comes to BYU (11 November 2010)
- The Deseret News - BYU museum to exhibit Danish artist's work (06 November 2010)
- The Daily Universe - Reliving the American Dream (27 October 2010)
- The Deseret News - BYU exhibit highlights Western art (23 October 2010)
- The Daily Herald - New exhibit at BYU MOA captures Southwest flair (30 September 2010)
- The Daily Universe - Multimedia art exhibit makes MOA debut (16 September 2010)
- The Deseret News - 'Suburbia' is a slice of '70s-era Americana (17 July 2010)
- The Daily Universe - ’70s party to kick off new art exhibits (5 May 2010)
- The Daily Herald - Photo exhibition at BYU Museum of Art captures suburban life (29 April 2010)
- BYU News - BYU photography exhibit is sly examination of 1970s suburban America (25 March 2010)
- The Daily Herald - Arts Briefing: The first 100 years (3 December 2009)
- Deseret News - BYU art exhibit evokes questions about identity (15 November 2009)
- The Daily Universe - Museum hosts self-portrait contest (9 November 2009)
- The Daily Universe - A look inside: MOA explores inner identity (23 October 2009)
- The Daily Universe - MOA contest winner: 'Selling ourselves short' (9 October 2009)
- The Daily Universe - MOA to host Victorian Art Gallery Conversation (8 October 2009)
- Mormon Times - Art at BYU museum expresses faith through symbols (4 October 2009)
- LDS Church News - Divine meanings (26 September 2009)
- LDS Church News - BYU exhibit celebrates Victorian art (1 August 2009)
- The Daily Universe - MOA Art Day draws in families for constructive fun (11 June 2009)
- The Daily Universe - Connecting the Southwest through MOA reading circle (13 May 2009)
- Mormon Times - Walter Wick exhibit not for anyone in a hurry (19 April 2009)
- Mormon Times - Southwest exhibit on display at Y. museum (11 March 2009)
- The Daily Universe - 'I Spy' a new exhibit at the MOA (27 February 2009)
- The Daily Universe - The work behind the works (25 February 2009)
- The Daily Universe - The secret chambers of the MOA (25 February 2009)
- The Daily Herald - Museum of Art at BYU opens exhibit that explores the Southwest (11 February 2009)
- Mormon Times - One man's junk is artistic treasure (5 February 2009)
- The Daily Universe - Artist uses everyday items for exhibit (13 January 2009)
Pages in category "Museum of Art"
The following 23 pages are in this category, out of 23 total.