BYU Museum of Art Opens New Religious Exhibition

Henry Nelson O'Neil (1817-1880), Esther, 1850, oil on canvas, 41 1/4 x 30 3/4 inches. Brigham Young University Museum of Art, purchased with funding provided by Thomas R. and Diane Stevenson Stone, 2017.
A new exhibition entitled “Rend the Heavens: Intersections of the Human and Divine” opened Friday at the Brigham Young University Museum of Art. The exhibition, comprised of pieces from the MOA’s permanent collection, features eight new acquisitions on display for the first time. One of these new pieces is an 1850 oil painting, “Esther,” by Henry Nelson O’Neil. Researching a brand-new painting is a time-consuming process for museum curators, but in this case, it was a BYU student who conducted an in-depth study of the painting. [More]