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Artwork of the Week: March 27, 2023

March 27, 2023
This week’s art selection was chosen to celebrate the long-awaited arrival of Spring. Edward Redfield was one of the most prominent American Impressionists associated with an art colony located in New Hope, Pennsylvania.
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Artwork of the Week: March 20, 2023

March 20, 2023
Dixon’s poetry reveals his complicated feelings about living in the city – he was a resident of San Francisco for most of his life, but his heart longed for grand vistas and open space.
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Artwork of the Week: March 13, 2023

March 13, 2023
Dagnan-Bouveret portrays the Virgin and Child resting quietly in a simple carpenter’s shop. The Infant’s divine glow penetrates Mary’s veil and emphasizes His divinity. Jesus’ placement, nestled against her chest, suggests the notion that Mary kept her sacred, maternal insights about His identity in her heart, private but profoundly felt because of their intimate kinship.
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Artwork of the Week: March 6, 2023

March 06, 2023
Based on the style of traditional Japanese woodblock prints, this poster image was created as part of an exhibition titled Images of Survival, organized by the Shoshin Society in Washington, DC.
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Artwork of the Week: February 27, 2023

February 27, 2023
In honor of Black History Month!
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Artwork of the Week: February 20, 2023

February 20, 2023
In honor of President's Day!
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Artwork of the Week: February 13, 2023

February 13, 2023
In honor of Valentine's Day!
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Artwork of the Week: February 6, 2023

February 06, 2023
In honor of Black History Month!
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Artwork of the Week: January 30, 2023

January 30, 2023
Rather than focus on glittery winter trees, or the warm glow emanating from a snow-covered home (both of which appear in this painting), Julian Joseph emphasizes a buried street, no doubt an impressionistic influence...
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Artwork of the Week: January 23, 2023

January 23, 2023
Edna Andrade, like many Op Artists of the 1970s, sought to remove herself from the artwork she created...
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Artwork of the Week: January 16, 2023

January 16, 2023
Romare Bearden’s screenprint celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whom we honor today. Bearden created this artwork in the same year Dr. King was murdered, but rather than focusing on the violence of the assassination, instead memorializes King’s career and influence...
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Artwork of the Week: January 9, 2023

January 09, 2023
Born an American expatriate, John Singer Sargent is known for his portraits of upper-class patrons, a class of which he was a part. With simple yet bold brushstrokes, he captures the delicate lace in Mrs. Edward Goetz’s shawl, the gentle curl in her hair, and the warm look on her face...
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Artwork of the Week: January 2, 2023

January 02, 2023
Brigham Young firmly believed that the saints “must have amusement as well as religion.” Thus, he announced that a theater would be built in Salt Lake City...
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Artwork of the Week: December 26, 2022

December 26, 2022
Father Time and Baby New Year are popular personifications of the year past and upcoming...
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Artwork of the Week: December 19, 2022

December 19, 2022
Castiglione was an eclectic artist praised as one of the most important technical innovators in the history of printmaking...
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Artwork of the Week: December 12, 2022

December 12, 2022
This print depicts some of the 50,000 people a day who skated at New York's Central Park during the skating craze of the 1850s and 1860s...
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Night at the Museums

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday, March 10
Visit all 5 BYU museums and solve challenges at each one on the same night and you’ll win a special prize!
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Artwork of the Week: December 5, 2022

December 05, 2022
Theodore Butler’s winter scene reflects the artistic influence of his father-in-law Claude Monet and was likely painted at his rural home in Giverny...
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