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Rick Shaefer, “Border Crossing"

Rick Shaefer, “Border Crossing"

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Rick Shaefer, “Border Crossing"
Rick Shaefer, “Land Crossing”

Rick Shaefer, “Land Crossing”

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Rick Shaefer, “Land Crossing”
Rick Shaefer, “Water Crossing”

Rick Shaefer, “Water Crossing”

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Rick Shaefer, “Water Crossing”

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
Thursday, December 01
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Van Gogh to Playdough December: Christmas Traditions
Monday, November 21
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
MOA Store Thanksgiving Sale Get up to 20% off on your purchase the week of Thanksgiving!
Thursday, February 23
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Dixon Speaker Series: Professor Lance Larsen BYU Museum of Art To celebrate the Maynard Dixon: Searching for a Home exhibition, we've invited a series of speakers to give their unique insights into the life and works of this iconic artist. This event features poet and scholar Lance Larsen.
Saturday, November 19
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Open Studio – Romare Bearden Join us in August for Open Studio at the MOA as we highlight a few pieces in our sculpture garden! We will look at how artists create movement and gesture in figurative and abstract sculpture. Then we will apply what we learned by making our own gestural sculptures!
Saturday, December 31 - Monday, January 02
New Year's Closure The Museum will be closed from December 31 - January 2. Happy New Year!

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