New Exhibits at Church Museum

    “New Exhibits at Church Museum,” Ensign, July 2000, 79

    New Exhibits at Church Museum

    Two new art exhibits were recently unveiled at the Museum of Church History and Art in Salt Lake City.

    Some 135 entries from the museum’s Fifth International Art Competition are on display in a three-gallery exhibit. This year’s contest theme was The History and Messages of the Book of Mormon. (For a look at some of this art, see the Ensign’s August 2000 issue.)

    Because artists from 38 countries submitted works for the competition, the exhibit provides insight into how Church members from different cultures visualize scenes and themes from the Book of Mormon. The exhibit runs through 4 September 2000.

    And We Lived after the Manner of Happiness: A Children’s Exhibit for Families includes 17 paintings, photographs, and sculptures organized to encourage children and adults to talk together about the ideas presented in the art. The exhibit runs through 19 February 2001. For information on the two exhibits, call 1-801-240-3310, or e-mail questions to

    The theme for the next international art competition is Latter-day Saints Yesterday and Today: An Artistic Exploration of Latter-day Saint Life, History, and Belief. Entries are due 25 November 2002. For more information, call 1-801-240-4615, or e-mail questions to