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Rick Shaefer: Refugee Trilogy

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Refugee Trilogy is a suite of large-scale charcoal drawings that is a reaction to the ongoing immigration crisis unfolding across the globe and reflects the three thematic scenes that began to distill for me the journeys taken by refugees everywhere. The three triptychs, each measuring 96 x 166 inches, are in a chronology suggested by news reports.

The three works employ the vernacular of the Baroque (primarily incorporating various figurative elements of a wide assortment of Rubens’ paintings) to express this contemporary debacle in a language both familiar and historical: reminding us of the tenacious persistence of this epic human tragedy.”

– Rick Shaefer, artist of Refugee Trilogy

This project made possible in part by grants from The Pollock-Krasner Foundation and the CT Artist Fellowship Program.

Date / Time Title Location Info
Friday, June 09
Family Arts Festival 2023 BYU Museum of Art Join us at the Family Arts Festival, our annual celebration for artistic kids of all ages!
Saturday, April 15
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Open Studio – Line BYU Museum of Art Join us for our only Open Studio in April as we consier the relationships between line, mood, and movement in art.
Tuesday, April 04
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Van Gogh to Playdough April: Nature Pre-K children are invited to join us in April to explore our new exhibition and create a plant-inspired craft in the studio!
Wednesday, April 12
7:00 PM
Being an Artist & a Mother: A Conversation Alice Louise Reynolds Auditorium, 1060 BYU Library Join an elite panel at the BYU Library to discuss what it means to be both an artist and a mother.
Friday, March 24 - Saturday, March 25
Southern Utah Retreat for Maynard Dixon: A MOA Symposium Join us for an retreat to Maynard Dixon's Mount Carmel Home and Zion National Park! $70/person + lodging

Visit the following exhibitions presented at the BYU Museum of Art in conjunction with Rick Shaefer: The Refugee Trilogy

Dana Gluckstein—DIGNITY: Tribes in Transition

Adrian Paci: Albanian Stories

May 18 – September 29, 2018