Selections from the Anthony Pritzker and Pritzker Family Trusts Collection of Contemporary Art
April 21, 2011 – October 7, 2011
Encounters from everyday experience are vibrantly transformed and playfully examined in the artwork collected by Anthony and Jeanne Pritzker. The Museum of Art displayed selections from the Pritzkers’ notable collection of contemporary art. Works by such artists as Jenny Holzer, David Zink Yi, Marc Swanson, Sylvie Fleury investigate how traditional forms can be reinvented to explore the duality of everyday experience.
At War! The Changing Face of American War Illustration
February 4, 2011 – August 3, 2011
At War! The Changing Face of American War Illustration examined the similarities and differences of both the medium and message of American war imagery from 1913 to 2003. It also explored 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 31, 2011
Dorothea Lange’s Three Mormon Towns featured 21 of Lange’s photographs acquired by the museum. The exhibition also drew from collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College Chicago, and the collection of John and Lolita Dixon. The 62 vintage prints in the exhibition, accompanied by excerpts from Dixon’s original text, examine Lange’s lasting interest in the people of southern Utah and their relationship with the land, their heritage and the transformation of the West in post-war America.
Visit moaweb.byu.edu/lange for more information.
Carl Bloch: The Master’s Hand
Friday November 12, 2010 – Saturday, May 7, 2011
Carl Bloch: The Master’s Hand featured five large altar paintings from churches in Denmark and Sweden. Four of these paintings were taken out of their altar settings for the first time since they were originally installed in the late 1800s. The other altar painting, Christ Healing the Sick at Bethesda has become the museum’s signature piece since it was acquired in September 2001. Additional religious paintings and etchings along with genre, history, portrait and landscape paintings from Danish museums also were included in the exhibition.
Visit carlbloch.byu.edu for more information.
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