Sacred Gifts: The Religious Art of Carl Bloch, Heinrich Hofmann, and Frans Schwartz

Opening November 15, 2013
Sermon on the MountAn all-new exhibition featuring beloved depictions of the life of the Savior by three master painters from the late-19th century.
Come and partake.

Sacred Gifts explores and celebrates the many precious gifts represented by these outstanding portrayals of the Savior by Carl Bloch, Heinrich Hofmann and Frans Schwartz. The BYU Museum of Art invites patrons to partake of these sacred offerings and hopes the community will come to recognize the miraculous gifts that have made the exhibition possible.

The term Sacred Gifts as employed in the exhibition’s title and themes was derived from a Latter-day Saint scriptural reference in the Doctrine & Covenants.

Sacred Gifts features an iPad app with additional information about the paintings in the exhibition. The app is no longer active, but images and information about the app are available here.

Attendance to this exhibition is anticipated to reach record-breaking highs for the museum, but only a finite number of visitors can be accommodated. We recommend planning ahead to reserve your free tickets during the early months of the show. REGISTRATION FOR TICKETS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE UNTIL OCTOBER, but MOA Mail subscribers will become eligible for priority registration in the early fall. SUBSCRIBE NOW!

In preparation for Sacred Gifts, the museum is looking for volunteers. Those interested in participating in this fulfilling and meaningful volunteer opportunity will need to attend two training sessions at the museum during the second and third weeks of October to learn about the exhibition and the roles the volunteers will perform. Volunteers will be asked to work three to six hours per week for the duration of the exhibition (November 14, 2013 to May 10, 2014). As volunteers accumulate service hours, they will be eligible to receive special discounts at the museum store, along with other gifts. For more information, call the BYU Museum of Art at (801) 422-8258, or e-mail

Read the official press release.
Read the A1 story by Deseret News.
Read the Sunday arts feature by Deseret News.
View the 6 p.m. news announcement on KSL Channel 5.Read the story in the BYU Universe.

Top Image: Carl Heinrich Bloch (1834-1890), Sermon on the Mount, 1877, oil on copper, 41″ x 36-1/4″, The Museum of National History at Frederiksborg Castle, Hillerod, Denmark.

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