Church Museum Features Utah Artists
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“Church Museum Features Utah Artists,” Ensign, Nov. 1986, 108

Church Museum Features Utah Artists

A major exhibit featuring work by seventy-five Latter-day Saint artists of Utah is now on display in the Museum of Church History and Art, just west of Temple Square in Salt Lake City.

The exhibit, “1986 Invitational: Latter-day Saint Artists in Utah,” will run through 16 February 1987.

Oil paintings dominate the exhibit, but other media are well represented, said curator Robert O. Davis, an art historian at the museum. “At least half of the works have religious content of some kind,” Brother Davis said. “All of the pieces in the show were selected because they are artistically significant, because they make a creative statement.”

In addition to religious works, the exhibit features landscapes, portraits, and western Americana.

Brother Davis said an exhibit of contemporary LDS art is being planned for late 1987.

The museum is open 9:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M. weekdays and 10:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. It is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day, and Easter Sunday.

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LDS Temple, Manti, Utah, painting by Doyle Shaw

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The Tragedy of Winter Quarters, sculpture by Avard Fairbanks

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Forces of Opposition, painting by Gary Smith