On Friday, October 5, from 7 to 10 p.m., museum patrons will join in a free celebration of medieval art, contemporary dance, film, food, and fun as the Museum of Art’s second First Friday brings together the art of Object of Devotion: Medieval English Alabaster Sculpture from the Victoria and Albert Museum and the artistry of BYU’s contemporary dance program.
The evening will headline the BYU contemporary dance program in a terpsichorean response to Object of Devotion, entitled Object of Devotion: Medieval Alabaster Sculptures by the BYU Contemporary Dance Program. In addition, BYU choreographers will go head to head in an Iron Choreographer Challenge while, meanwhile, the museum will be screening the BYU dancEnsemble’s 2010 film In Need of Redemption.
Featuring sixty alabaster panels and free-standing figures, Object of Devotion features objects that are drawn from the world’s largest collection of medieval alabasters—the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. Dramatic and intricately crafted, these pieces are some of the finest examples of the elegant, yet neglected art form of alabaster sculpture.
Learn more about BYU’s contemporary dance program.