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Carl Bloch: The Master's Hand

Carl Bloch: The Master’s Hand
Carl Bloch: The Master’s Hand

Carl Bloch: The Master's Hand, on view from Nov 12, 2010 through May 7, 2011, featured the artwork of Carl Bloch, the 19th-century Danish artist whose paintings on the life of the Savior are often used by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and greatly loved by its members.

The focal point of the exhibition was five large altar paintings. One of these works is Christ Healing the Sick at Bethesda, which has become the signature piece of the museum since its acquisition in September 2001. The other four altar paintings have been gathered from churches in Denmark and Sweden. These paintings have been removed for the first time since they were originally installed in the late 1800s.

The exhibition also included other religious works, as well as portraits, landscapes, genre, and history paintings from many of Denmark's museums.