The Museum designs a variety of education packets and plans for educators, geared toward specific age groups.
The Gallery Experience packet includes detailed background information about the works in the select exhibition and related discussion questions. The Gallery Experience is primarily geared towards a University audience.
Bill Owens: Suburbia
April 30, 2010 – December 4, 2010
Warren & Alice Jones and Paul & Betty Boshard Galleries
By the end of the 20th century, more Americans lived in the suburbs than in cities and rural communities combined. This exhibition looks back at the photographs that were part of photographer Bill Owens’ Suburbia, a book published in 1972 that featured photographs of the day-to-day lives of people in the communities surrounding Livermore, California. Viewed nearly 40 years later, Suburbia is a slyly subversive study of an inward-looking middle class, subtly drawing out the ironies of a consumer culture that has culminated in the American lifestyle of the 21st century.
For more detailed information about this exhibition, visit the Faculty Resource Web site for this exhibition at http://Suburbia.byu.edu
The First 100 Years: Collecting Art at BYU
December 3, 2009 – September 25, 2010
Marian Adelaide Morris Cannon Gallery
A century ago in 1909, BYU began collecting art when a generous donor gave the university a painting of a sycamore tree by Utah impressionist painter John Hafen (1856 -1910). One hundred years later, the university