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Can YOU Name Five Female Artists?

Can YOU Name Five Female Artists?

Guest Post Emma Siddoway, MOA Marketing Intern Being the quintessential humanities student that I am, my Instagram feed is riddled with the postings of numerous museum accounts. As the month of March began, many of these well-established institutions used their social media platforms to promote Women’s History Month, asking the public if they could name just […]

3:40 PM , March 8, 2017 Comments Off on Can YOU Name Five Female Artists?
Nine Facts About Art That You've Never Heard

Nine Facts About Art That You’ve Never Heard

Michelangelo sculpted his famous David statue from a marble block that had been previously worked on and then abandoned by two different artists, Agostino di Duccio and Antonio Rossellino. Both artists had begun working before deciding that the stone had too many imperfections. The marble block then sat untouched for roughly 40 years before Michelangelo […]

4:28 PM , March 7, 2017 Comments Off on Nine Facts About Art That You’ve Never Heard

In Memoriam: Bud Stoddard

The staff and friends of BYU Museum of Art mourn the passing of Stanford C. (“Bud”) Stoddard on February 26, 2017.   In 1993, Bud Stoddard stepped forward as one of the 25 visionary supporters that helped establish the BYU Museum of Art. Over the years, Bud has donated 35 works to the museum, including William Tweed’s marble […]

10:30 PM , March 2, 2017 Comments Off on In Memoriam: Bud Stoddard
What Makes a Piece of Art

What Makes a Piece of Art “Good”?

Guest Post by MOA Marketing Intern, Kevin Twitchell  I was perplexed. I stood before a beautiful, majestic painting of a wild landscape covered in towering trees and silhouetted by a blue and white sky, and all my friend could say was, “Huh, it’s not my favorite. I mean it’s nice, it just doesn’t feel like anything […]

11:45 AM , February 16, 2017 Comments Off on What Makes a Piece of Art “Good”?