Thursday, August 02, 2012

FREE August Events at the BYU Museum Of Art

August Events at the Brigham Young University Museum of Art

Open Monday – Wednesday, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Thursday & Friday, 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Admission to the Museum of Art is free.
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Beauty and Belief: Crossing Bridges with the Art of Islamic Culture (In its last two months)
Feb. 24 – Sep. 29, 2012
Unique in its approach, this exhibition offers access to Islamic culture, providing “a view from within” by project director, Dr. Sabiha Al Khemir. As an introduction to the arts of Islamic culture, this exhibition inspires both the general public and the specialist. Beauty and Belief poses the question “What makes Islamic Art Islamic?” To address this, Tunisian-born Dr. Al Khemir creates a show that features historical and geographic background with succeeding sections of calligraphy, figurative imagery and pattern. The exploration of themes in the exhibition creates a space to encounter the culture of Islam through its visual language. The approach means to raise questions of cultural significance for each object in order to build bridges and bring cultures together.

People In A Hard Land
March 30, 2012 – Jan. 19, 2013
This new exhibition focuses on memorable images of people in the American Southwest. It explores subjects in Southwestern art that have appeared with sufficient frequency and poignancy to become truly iconic:
• Pioneers, cowboys, and Indians moving across a vast uninhabited landscape
• Men and women engaged in the hard labor of taming a wild land
• Western faces: tough, weatherworn, stoic, self-reliant, patient, wise, open, and honest
• People from different cultures living in harmony with nature and each other
Even today, after more than a century of Western painting, these familiar themes remain among the most popular in all of American art. These pieces highlight the American ideal of optimism, hard work, and determination. This idealization of Western life remains as one of the continuing wellsprings of the American Dream.

Object of Devotion: Medieval English Alabaster Sculpture from the Victoria and Albert Museum
June 2 – Nov. 10, 2012
Religious imagery has been part of people’s lives for centuries, and now the BYU Museum of Art offers visitors an opportunity to see a unique form of religious art that dates back to the early 1300s. Object of Devotion, the BYU Museum of Art’s next religious art exhibition, comes from London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, owner of the largest medieval alabaster sculpture collection in the world. The exhibition features six sections each addressing different aspects of early Catholic beliefs that were represented through sculptures. Many pieces depict holy figures and narrative scenes, produced for churches, royal chapels, domestic altars and even people of modest means throughout England. 

michael whiting:8-bit modern

June 15, 2012 – March 23, 2013
Sculpture Garden

“In my visual experience, Pac-Man came before Donald Judd, Carl Andre or even Mondrian.” So writes artist Michael Whiting about the MOA’s most recent exhibit of Modern art, michael whiting: 8-bit modern. In his brightly painted, massive, pixilated sculptures, Michael Whiting considers the visual relationship between early video games and 1960s minimalism. His art also creates a dialogue about the relationship between the “real” and the “virtual.” By creating massive sculptures of thick, heavy steel plate, Whiting makes the intangible tangible.

In the Shadows of Timpanogos: Photographs by John Telford
July 20 – Dec. 1, 2012
J. Herbert Milburn Gallery
For Utah photographer John Telford, Mt. Timpanogos and its surrounding canyons have been a source unending inspiration and quiet contemplation.  Telford contrasts the stability of geologic formations with variation in atmosphere, color, and vegetation over time and season. The photographs come together as a visual poem that ponders the cyclical rhythm of nature and diversity of form that provide an unending source of interest and renewal.

Van Gogh to Play Dough
August 7, 14, 21, and 28 (Every Tuesday) Toddlers and adults will sing, play, look, and create together while exploring exhibition themes such as family, shapes, and animals.  Van Gogh to Play Dough: Art for Toddlers is free and open to the public, but registration is required.  One adult chaperone is required for every three children. 10 am to 11 am. 

Adventures in Art: MOA Family Workshops
August 4, 11, 18, and 25(Every Saturday) Art Makes Sense! is an Adventures in Art: MOA Family Workshops series that uses sight, sound, smell, touch, taste, and movement to help children and their caregivers learn more about art. On any one Saturday of their choice, families can take a guided tour of a current exhibition and create a fun, hands-on art activity free-of-charge. Programming is appropriate for children ages 4-10 years. 10 am to 12:30 pm. 

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