June 2 – Nov. 11, 2012
Warren & Alice Jones and Paul & Betty Boshard Galleries
Religious imagery has been part of people’s lives for centuries, and now the BYU Museum of Art offers visitors an opportunity to see a unique form of religious art that dates back to the early 1300s. Object of Devotion, the BYU Museum of Art’s next religious art exhibition, comes from London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, owner of the largest medieval alabaster sculpture collection in the world. The exhibition features six sections each addressing different aspects of early Catholic beliefs that were represented through sculptures. Many pieces depict holy figures and narrative scenes, produced for churches, royal chapels, domestic altars and even people of modest means throughout England.