The BYU Museum of Art is continually working with potential collaborators to develop dynamic future exhibitions, publications and other projects to enrich the education and understanding of Museum patrons and university groups. The listings below reveal tentative information about several potential projects in development.
Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood Project (The Life of Christ)
The Museum is currently working to develop a potential exhibition of Pre-Raphaelite artwork depicting the life of Jesus Christ. The exhibition has the potential to include works by several international lending institutions, as well as a few works from the Museum’s permanent collection.
This iconic style of art was championed by the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, a group of nineteenth century English poets, painters and critics who believed the Classical poses and elegant compositions of artists such as Raphael and Michelangelo that were influencing the teaching of art at the time had corrupted the academic system. The Brotherhood sought a return to the abundant detail, complex compositions and intense colors employed in Quattrocento Italian art.