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July 26, 2016

July 26, 2016

George Catlin (1796-1872), Hunting Rheas in South America, c.1850, tempera, 20 x 26 inches. Brigham Young University Museum of Art, gift of Grover J., Reed C., and E. Ted Hawkins, 1973.   American artist George Catlin was born on this day in 1796. He is known for his fascination of and travels to the American […]

9:55 AM , July 26, 2016 Comments Off on July 26, 2016
July 25, 2016

July 25, 2016

Carl Heinrich Bloch (1834-1890), The Daughter of Jairus, 1881, etching, 5 15/16 x 8 inches. Brigham Young University Museum of Art, purchased with funds provided by J. Robert and Lisa Wheatley, 2001.   King James VI/I was coronated on this day in 1567. He was King James IV in Scotland and King James I in […]

9:35 AM , July 25, 2016 Comments Off on July 25, 2016
July 24, 2016

July 24, 2016

C.C.A. Christensen (1831-1912), Pioneers Crossing the Plains of Nebraska, c.1878, tempera on muslin, 77 x 113 inches. Brigham Young University Museum of Art, gift of the grandchildren of C.C.A. Christensen, 1970.   Happy Pioneer Day! Today, throughout the State of Utah, we commemorate the day that the first Mormon pioneers entered into the Salt Lake Valley […]

9:29 AM , July 24, 2016 Comments Off on July 24, 2016
July 23, 2016

July 23, 2016

Niels Johan Blommers, Dutch Interior, c.1850, oil on canvas, 16 x 22 1/8 inches. Brigham Young University Museum of Art, gift of A. Merlin Steed and Alice W. Steed Collection, 1955.                                                 […]

9:41 AM , July 23, 2016 Comments Off on July 23, 2016