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Galleries of BYU: Art and Design Shows This April

Visit This Month’s Exhibitions in the Weight Room, MOA and 1313 Galleries

Art and design students are presenting their final shows of the year, demonstrating all they’ve learned and practiced. Come visit the senior capstone galleries to support graduating art and design students and wish them well on their future artistic endeavors. Make sure to stop by the MOA to see their recently opened exhibits.

Department of Art: Weight Room Gallery

Open Studios | April 4, 2024
The Department of Art will host its regular Open Studios event on April 4 beginning at 5 p.m. Over the course of the evening, attendees will move through the various studio spaces on campus for a closer look at each of the working environments available for BFA, MFA, and BA students.

3D Studios | 5:00–5:30, B-66 220
2D Studios | 5:30–6:30, Jesse Knight Building 3123
BA Open Workspace / Mini Art Book Fair | 6:30–7:30, West Campus Classroom Building 2010

The Playground Show | Open through April 12, 2024
Curated by Anne Flynn, “The Playground Show” contains scattered art installations across West Central Campus. This “scavenger hunt” art show will showcase the work of artists Meg Bates Lignell, Dana Lovell, Payden Mouritsen and Cidney Winterton. Amidst a backdrop of odd and abandoned spaces, this exhibition invites visitors to wander. Participants are beckoned to explore the passage of time and the layering of memories as they move through five installation spaces. Immersed in sight, sound and smell that evoke nostalgic memories, each space becomes a portal to reminisce.

To participate in the hunt, guests can use guide booklets stationed at the main entrances of the building, collect stamps associated with each art piece and then complete an activity at the old playground. Participants who complete all the tasks will be entered into a raffle to win a prize. There will be three raffle drawings over the span of the show.

Annual Student Exhibition | Open April 5–26, 2024
The Department of Art welcomes visitors to the opening reception of the Annual Student Exhibition on April 5 from 7:00–8:30 p.m. This exhibition was organized and installed by the Gallery Management class and features student work from across the department. The exhibition will be on view in the Weight Room through April 26th. General open hours for the gallery are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Department of Design: Gallery 1313

BFA Photo Exhibition | Open through April 9, 2024
This exhibition showcases the BFA capstone projects of Photo Design seniors Amanda Haag, Abigail Terry, Brooklyn Jarvis Kelson, Donovan Kelly, Liz Chan and Vann Holmes. These students used their art to explore concepts that are personally meaningful to them and their experiences.

BFA Graphic Design & BFA Illustration | Open from April 14–May 9, 2024
These BFA capstone exhibitions will be opening in Gallery 1313 later this month. The show will be displaying the capstone projects of graduating students in the Illustration and Graphic Design programs.

Museum of Art Galleries

Spain and the Hispanic World | Open through June 15, 2024
The MOA invites all on a pilgrimage through 4,000 years of art history. From prehistoric Iberian earthenware to medieval manuscripts, there are more than 150 pieces in the show that display the glory of Spain and the Hispanic World.

Of Souls and Sacraments: Symbol and Context in Christian Art | Open through July 13, 2024
Explore religious ideas through works from the 14th century to the present in the perspectives, styles and media on display in this exhibition. Old and contemporary artists such as Jusepe de Ribera, Anthony van Dyck, Benjamin West, Jorge Cocco Santangelo, Kirk Richards and Lisa DeLong witness the power of visual imagery in religious life through their work.

From the Vault: American Highlights and Recent Acquisitions | Open through September 7, 2024
This exhibition houses eighteen audience favorites from the museum’s American collection, including works by Minerva Teichert, Norman Rockwell, John Singer Sargent, Dorothy Weir Young, Mahonri Young and Daniel Ridgeway Knight.

Reconciliation: Biblical Imagination in German Expressionist Prints | Open through October 19, 2024
Explore a period of religious, philosophical and artistic transition through the expressionist artwork of 20th-century German artists. “Reconciled: Biblical Imagination in German Expressionist Prints” brings viewers art by renowned artists Max Beckmann, Lovis Corinth, Kathë Kollwitz, Otto Dix, Christian Rohlfs, Karl Schmidt-Rottloff, Vassily Kandinsky and Edvard Munch, who found meaning in and bared their souls through biblical themes and narratives as they endured the conflict of early 20th-century Germany.

Counterpoint | Open through December 7, 2024
Step back in time to explore pop art and beyond through this explosion of art and culture from the 1960s to 1980s. “Counterpoint” features prints, sculpture, comics, photography, rugs and paintings from the MOA collection by over twenty artists, including Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Edna Andrade, Benny Andrews, Helen Gerardia, Dorothy Grebenak, Jann Haworth, Robert Indiana, Reinhard Kraft and Ed Ruscha.