August 31, 2017

Provo Center Street Scene

Glen H. Turner (1918-1993), Center Street Provo, 1940, watercolor, 14 1/2 x 19 13/16 inches. Brigham Young University Museum of Art, 1940.

 

Today’s Artwork of the Day is a celebration of the city of Provo, Utah, the home city of the Brigham Young University Museum of Art. This day-in-the-life scene of Center Street in 1940 showcases the storefronts, automobiles, and people on a typical day in Provo. Do current Provo residents see anything familiar in this watercolor painting?

 

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