MOA Pays Tribute to Retiree Dawn Pheysey
Our friend and colleague, Curator of Religious Art Dawn Pheysey, has retired after devoting more than twenty-two years to the Museum of Art and its collections. Her unflinching dedication and stellar accomplishments will continue to have far-reaching impact on the MOA—its programs, exhibitions, personnel, and patrons.
Dawn received her MA in Art History and Curatorial Studies from BYU in 1991, which also marked the inception of her career as Curator over Works on Paper. Dawn began the monumental task of organizing and accessioning over 10,000 prints, drawings, watercolors, pastels, etc. and applying rigorous museum industry standards to their storage and conservation. Furthermore, she played a vital role in helping to establish the fledging MOA as a “beautiful jewel” on campus (attribution made by President Gordon B. Hinckley at the MOA