Join us for a guest lecture from Anthony Sweat, a BYU professor in the Department of Religious Education. This lecture is presented in conjunction with the permanent religious exhibition To Magnify the Lord: Six Centuries of Art and Devotion. The title of Dr. Sweat’s lecture is “White Shirt, Brown Pants: Analyzing Visual Symbols of the First Vision.”
Anthony R. Sweat grew up in West Valley City, Utah and served a mission to Bolivia, La Paz. He received a BFA in painting and drawing from the University of Utah (1999) and his M.Ed (2005) and his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction (2011) from Utah State University. Prior to joining the religion faculty at BYU, he worked for thirteen years with Seminaries and Institutes of Religion as a teacher and administrator. He loves to teach the gospel, especially to the youth and young adults of the Church. His outside interests include basketball, triathlon, and painting. He and his wife, Cindy, are the parents of six children and reside in Springville, Utah.