NOVEMBER 16, 2006 -JULY 16, 2007

Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn, Circle of, “Head of Christ,” 17th century, oil on panel, 32 13/16 x 27 7/8 inches. Brigham Young University Museum of Art, gift of Vivian Hotchkiss Leonis Vicondo.

This exhibition chronicles the life and ministry of Jesus Christ through 170 works of paintings, prints, icons, illuminated manuscripts and sculpture from diverse times and creeds. Beholding requires more than merely looking. Beholding involves considering and pondering, understanding and interpreting, receiving knowledge and holding in remembrance. Likewise, viewing religious works of art calls for more than simply recognizing familiar figures, places, and narratives, it entails beholding true principles, profound doctrines and veiled meanings. Beholding Salvation: Images of Christ explored the artistic styles, conventions and symbols used in Christian art to engage the viewer and to encourage a deeper understanding of the viewer’s relationship to Deity.

This exhibition is sponsored in part through generous donations from the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, BYU Broadcasting, KSL Channel 5, Classical 89 KBYU-FM and Lloyd D. Newell.

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