Category : MOA Book of Hours

January 16, 2017

January 16, 2017

Anonymous, Praying Woman, 17th century, oil on canvas, 21 5/8 x 17 inches. Brigham Young University Museum of Art.   January 16 is National Religious Freedom Day in the United States of America. The day commemorates the adoption of the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom on January 16, 1786. That statute became the basis for […]

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January 15, 2017

January 15, 2017

Anonymous, Lincoln Memorial, c.1920, photogravure, 5 7/8 x 4 inches. Brigham Young University Museum of Art, purchase/gift of the Mahonri M. Young Estate, 1959.   Martin Luther King Jr. was born on this day in 1929. One of the leaders of the American Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, he is a very influential person […]

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January 14, 2017

January 14, 2017

John B. Fairbanks (1855-1940), French Grain Fields, 1892, oil on canvas, 14 x 18 1/8 inches. Brigham Young University Museum of Art, 1940.   French artist Berthe Morisot was born on this day in 1841. She was a member of the core group of artists that formed the Impressionism movement. Her paintings were exhibited in […]

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January 13, 2017

January 13, 2017

Paul Gavarni (1804-1866), Vie de Jeune Homme, lithograph, 14 5/16 x 9 15/16 inches. Brigham Young University Museum of Art, purchase/gift of the Mahonri M. Young Estate, 1959.   French artist Sulpice Guillaume Chevalier, whose “pen name” as an artist was Paul Gavarni, was born on this day in 1804. He began sketching at a […]

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