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PAST EXHIBITIONS

Since the Museum’s opening in 1993, exhibitions curated from within the collection and from around the world have made the MOA a place where visitors can truly find inspiration and an appreciation for others and their ideas. Explore past exhibitions from the BYU Museum of Art’s rich history in this archive (exhibitions are listed under the year they closed).

2022 EXHIBITIONS

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L'Affichomania!

The Passion for French Posters
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Rend the Heavens

Intersections of the Human and Divine
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Becoming America

May 31, 2019 – January 15, 2022
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Across the West and Toward the North

Norwegian and American Landscape Photography
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European Splendors

Old Master Paintings from the Kress Collection
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At Bethesda's Waters

Open through December 2022
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2021 EXHIBITIONS

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Vik Muniz

Extra-Ordinary
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Far Out: the West Re-Seen

Photography of Victoria Sambunaris
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Treasures from the MOA Collection

Staff and Audience Favorites from the Collection
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From the Vault

Minerva Teichert's Book of Mormon Paintings
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Art for the People

A Photographic Portrait of Utah from the Great Depression to WWII, 1936-1942
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Fields of Labor and Recovery

A Photographic Portrait of Utah from the Great Depression to WWII, 1936-1942
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2020 Exhibitions

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2019 Exhibitions

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In the Arena: The Art of Mahonri Young

May 15, 2019
May 17 – September 21, 2019
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Patrick Dougherty: Windswept

July 27, 2018
2018-19
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Danae Mattes: Where the River Widens

July 30, 2018
December 7, 2018 – October 19, 2019
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Pulitzer Prize Photographs

April 11, 2018
July 23, 2018 – March 3, 2019
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For Home and Country: Posters and Propaganda from the Great War

June 04, 2018
September 22, 2018 – January 12, 2019
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4.1 Miles

June 18, 2018
2019
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Lasting Impressions: Etchings and Drawings by Carl Bloch​

April 25, 2018
August 10, 2018 – January 5, 2019
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After Promontory

November 15, 2018
2019
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To Magnify the Lord: Six Centuries of Art and Devotion

December 22, 2015
Summer 2016 - January 2019
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2018 Exhibitions

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M.C. Escher: Other Worlds

June 16, 2017
November 17, 2017 – May 19, 2018
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Tiffany Glass: Painting with Color and Light

October 31, 2017
February 2 – May 5, 2018
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The Interpretation Thereof: Contemporary LDS Art and Scripture

April 10, 2017
June 30, 2017 – March 31, 2018
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Dana Gluckstein—DIGNITY: Tribes in Transition

January 19, 2018
2018
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Nina Katchadourian: Curiouser

January 19, 2018
March 3 – August 11, 2018
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Rick Shaefer: Refugee Trilogy

January 19, 2018
May 18 – September 29, 2018
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Adrian Paci: Albanian Stories

March 27, 2018
May 18 – September 29, 2018
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Aundrea Frahm: "We Revolve Ceaseless"

August 22, 2017
September 22, 2017 - June 23, 2018
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2017 Exhibitions

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Photo-Secession: Painterly Masterworks of Turn-of-the-Century Photography

June 06, 2017
August 11 — December 2, 2017
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No Dull Days: J. Alfred Myer's Turn-of-the-Century America

April 10, 2017
June 9 - September 23, 2017
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Work in Progress

January 11, 2017
February 10 – September 9, 2017
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E. G. Annie Poon: Split House

December 22, 2016
January 27 - August 26, 2017
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Embracing Diverse Voices: A Century of African-American Art

September 28, 2016
February 3 - April 29, 2017
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Playground

August 12, 2016
March 17 - July 8, 2017
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Electronic Gallery: "The Way Things Go"

April 14, 2016
2016-17
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Rebecca Campbell: The Potato Eaters

March 17, 2016
September 30, 2016 - February 18, 2017
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2016 Exhibitions

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Capturing the Canyons: Artists in the National Parks

December 22, 2015
April 29 - August 20, 2016
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E. G. Kehinde Wiley, "Smile"

December 18, 2015
Electronic Gallery
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Treasures of British Art 1400-2000: The Berger Collection

January 05, 2015
AUGUST 14, 2015 – JANUARY 5, 2016
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Music of Freedom: Jazz Through the Lens of Herman Leonard

January 05, 2015
November 6, 2015 – March 19, 2016
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Branding the American West: Paintings and Films 1900-1950

May 22, 2015
February 19 - August 13, 2016
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Reality Reorganized: Walter Askin and Wayne Kimball's Mysterious Discursions

December 22, 2015
April 13 - August 27, 2016
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American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell

May 06, 2014
NOVEMBER 20, 2015 – FEBRUARY 13, 2016
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2015 Exhibitions

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Loving Devotion

2014 - 2015
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Weaving the Unexpected: Navajo Pictorials from the Lucke Collection

February 24, 2015
MAY 1, 2015 – SEPTEMBER 19, 2015
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E. G. Courtney Kessel: You and Me

February 02, 2015
JANUARY 29, 2015 – MAY 16, 2015
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No Place Like Home: Selections from the Sue and John Wieland Collection of Contemporary Art

January 05, 2015
SEPTEMBER 18 – DECEMBER 5, 2015
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Folding Paper: The Infinite Possibilities of Origami

May 22, 2014
January 29 – June 20, 2015
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Moving Pictures: C.C.A Christensen's Mormon Panorama

March 13, 2015
June 4 - October 3, 2015
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Deco Japan: Shaping Art and Culture, 1920 - 1945

March 25, 2014
FEBRUARY 13 – JULY 18, 2015
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Kim Schoenstadt: Block Plan Series: Provo

May 05, 2014
SEPTEMBER 2014 – APRIL 18, 2015
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2014 Exhibitions

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E. G. Sarah O Donnell

January 23, 2014
APRIL 4 – AUGUST 9, 2014
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Sacred Gifts: The Religious Art of Carl Bloch, Heinrich Hofmann and Frans Schwartz

June 07, 2013
November 15, 2013 through May 26, 2014
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Fabric of Belonging: Exotic Quilts from Pakistan & India

April 22, 2014
JUNE 27 – NOVEMBER 29, 2014
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Earlier Exhibitions

Please note this is not an comprehensive list.

Carl Bloch: The Master's Hand

November 12, 2010 - May 7, 2011

Beauty and Belief: Crossing Bridges with the Arts of Islamic Culture

Unique in its approach, this exhibition offers access to Islamic culture, providing ‘a view from within' by project director, Dr. Sabiha Al Khemir. As an introduction to the arts of Islamic culture, this exhibition inspires both the general public and the specialist.