Dawn Chambers Pheysey graduated from Brigham Young University in 1966 with a degree in clothing and textiles. She then graduated from BYU with a master's degree in art history in 1991. Pheysey was the head curator at the BYU Museum of Art until her retirement in 2014.
In 2012, Pheysey, curated the exhibit Object of Devotion, which included alabaster sculptures from medieval England. In an interview with LDS Church News, she explained that the purpose of these pieces were to teach the stories and doctrines of the scriptures and church.
In 2013, she oversaw the Bloch exhibition, featuring many borrowed Carl Bloch paintings as well as other religious works.
In 2014, Pheysey spoke at a Sacred Gifts symposium hosted at BYU. Speakers included representatives from the churches and museums who loaned art for the Sacred Gifts exhibition, as well as art scholars.
- Sacred Gifts - Symposium (21 Mar 2014)
- The Daily Herald - MOA Curators go the distance for new religious exhibit (10 November 2013)
- The Universe - Upcoming Museum of Art exhibit will contain rare art (30 July 2013)
- The Deseret News - New BYU Exhibit featuring artwork by Carl Bloch and others is a dream fulfilled for museum oficials (13 July 2013)
- LDS Church News - BYU Museum of Art: Teachings in carved stone (23 June 2012)
- Mormon Times - Art at BYU museum expresses faith through symbols (4 October 2009)