Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Utah Exhibit Celebrates Christ's 'Words and Deeds'

By Jason Swensen
Hiram Power's sculpture "Ideal Christ" is located near the entrance of the BYU-MOA exhibition "In Word and Deed."
UTAH---A recently opened exhibition at BYU’s Museum of Art entitled “In Word and Deed” introduces patrons to five centuries of religious images. The paintings and sculptures included in the exhibition are drawn from a variety of Western artistic traditions and periods. “Art is part of our spiritual heritage as Christians,” said Ashlee Whitaker, the museum’s curator of religious art. Many of the depictions of Christ and His prophets that are found “In Word and Deed” look a bit different than what Latter-day Saints are likely accustomed to viewing. But each work is rooted in faith and testimony. [link]