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Powers 'Ideal Christ' Sculpture Now On View

Powers ‘Ideal Christ’ Sculpture Now On View

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A remarkable marble portrait of Christ by one of the most prominent sculptors of the nineteenth century is now on display at the BYU Museum of Art. The bust by celebrated American sculptor Hiram Powers (1805 – 1873) has been loaned to the MOA from a private collection. The portrait, The Ideal Christ, is one […]

MOA Behind-the-Scenes: Framing Art

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We had a chat with the MOA’s Head of Fabrication, John Adams, to learn more about the process of building frames from scratch and a little bit about how and why the Museum first started building our own frames. John has been in the process of building a frame for St. Michael the Archangel, a […]

MOA Finalizes Serendipitous Hofmann Acquisition

MOA Finalizes Serendipitous Hofmann Acquisition

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‘Sacred Gifts’ Plays Role in Serendipitous Acquisition of Heinrich Hofmann ‘Head of Christ’   An exquisite portrait of Christ by 19th century German artist Heinrich Hofmann had been in Martin Reinstädler’s Düsseldorf-based family for three generations when the thought to sell or loan the work to an appreciative museum crossed his mind in December of […]

Last chance to see Carl Bloch paintings Feb 22

Last chance to see Carl Bloch paintings Feb 22

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 3, 2014 Four Carl Bloch paintings to leave BYU’s ‘Sacred Gifts’ exhibition in February PROVO, UT – The last day for patrons to see Danish artist Carl Bloch’s Sermon on the Mount, The Shepherds and the Angel, Let the Little Children Come Unto Me, and Healing of the Blind Man is […]