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Current Exhibitions

Beauty & Belief: Crossing Bridges with the Arts of Islamic Culture

February 24, 2012 to September 29, 2012

Cannon, West Lied and Harmon Gallery

Beauty & Belief features over 250 objects from 50 lenders in the United States and nine other countries in Europe and the Middle East. The exhibition is organized to highlight historical and geographic background with succeeding sections of calligraphy, figurative imagery and pattern. The exploration of themes in the exhibition creates a space to encounter the culture of Islam through its visual language.

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Past Exhibitions

The Matter of Words: Adam Bateman, Harrell Fletcher, John Fraser

April 8, 2011 – November 26, 2011

Arlene Harman Gallery

The Matter of Words: Adam Bateman, Harrell Fletcher, and John Fraser features 46 works of art by three contemporary artists that reference the medium of the printed word. These works transcend the original contexts of their subjects, while giving expression to the powerful formal properties of their media.

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At War! The Changing Face of American War Illustration

February 4, 2011 – August 3, 2011

Conway A. Ashton & Carl E. Jackman Gallery (Lower Level)

At War! The Changing Face of American War Illustration, consists of nearly 70 works of art, including posters, paintings, comic strips, editorial cartoons, animation and video. The exhibition examines the similarities and differences of both the medium and message of American war imagery from 1913 to 2003. It also explores three themes that have remained constant in wartime illustrations throughout the 20th century: Fear, duty and nostalgia.

Dorothea Lange’s Three Mormon Towns

January 21, 2011 – April 30, 2011

Warren & Alice Jones and Paul & Betty Boshard galleries

Published in the September 6, 1954 issue of LIFE magazine, the series of photographs by celebrated American photographer Dorothea Lange that has come to be known as “Three Mormon Towns” looks at the southern Utah communities of Toquerville, Gunlock, and St. George. This exhibition of sixty-two vintage photographs examines Lange’s lasting interest the people of southern Utah and their relationship with the land, their heritage, and the transformation of the West in post-war America.

Carl Bloch: The Master’s Hand

November 12, 2010 – May 7, 2011

Marian Adelaide Morris Cannon Gallery

Although they may not recognize him by name, most Christians certainly recognize the religious paintings of 19th-century Lutheran Danish artist Carl Bloch. This historic exhibition brings together five of Carl Bloch’s major altar paintings from Denmark and Sweden; it also includes thirty other notable works which exemplify the breadth of the artist’s oeuvre. Free Tickets are Now Available.