By Lisa Kirkham
The beautiful portrait of Robert Weir’s sister Carrie in the painting Flora, greets readers on the cover of the Spring issue of the BYU Magazine, inviting them to learn more about the Weir family and their art collection in The Weir Family, 1820–1920: Expanding Traditions in American Art — now in its final weeks.
The online article features a short video that addresses the return of the missing Weir painting, Silver Chalice with Roses, including interviews with Lt. Arnold Lemmon of the BYU police department, and curator Marian Wardle of the BYU Museum of Art.
Due to the fact that members of the Weir family traveled back and forth between the countries, cultures, and customs of Europe and America, their works are often noted as exhibiting elements of “transatlanticism,” which is discussed in both the article and the exhibition at the BYU Museum of Art.
To learn more about the Weirs and to see the artwork, read the full article at BYU Magazine.