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Galleries of BYU: November Art and Design Shows Around Campus

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

Each month, there are new pieces of artwork to find throughout campus that exhibit a wide range of creative talents. Professional artists and their renowned pieces are featured at the MOA, while BYU students and faculty display their art and design skills in the Weight Room and the 1313 Gallery. This month, see the design student show and an interactive musical exhibition in the weight room and don’t miss the ongoing MOA displays.

Design: Gallery 1313

Chroma: Design Student Show | Open through November 22

Design students put their best work on display at the 2023 student show. Various types of design work line the gallery, from videos and wall art to intricate lamps and stools. The featured winners of this year’s show include “9 squares” by Luke Miller, “Orbit Stool” by Zizi Ye, Holly Goodman, Lauren Taylor and Kaylee Stout, as well as “Collided” by Jaydn Cox.

Art: Weight Room Gallery

A Ceramic Sculpture Featured in “Still Life Happens” by Mary Ann Crabtree. Photo Courtesy Maddison Colvin

Still Life Happens | Open through December 2

This exhibition by MFA student Mary Ann Crabtree creates a monumentally-scaled family dinner — or the remains of one — in sculpture and ceramics. The thesis show serves as a visual ode to the daily aftermath of childcare to note the scale of domestic labor.

Sometimes Windows Break | Open through December 1

MFA student Samantha Snyder uses mixed media in her thesis show to create dreamlike environments that "provide a lifeline to bygone, intangible realities." The pieces in this show deal with themes of nostalgia, discomfort, and memory.

A Sympathetic Magic | Open through December 5

Holly Hind’s BFA capstone exhibition uses both paintings and photographs that are visually removed from reality using abstractions of value and color. Each piece implies narrative and magic that turn familiar landscapes fantastical.

A Painting Featured in “A Sympathetic Magic” by Holly Hinds. Photo Courtesy Maddison Colvin

Museum of Art Galleries

Primal Forces: Earth | Open through December 28

Vicki Conley, Slot Canyon #6, quilt, 53 x 39 inches, 2020. Photo by Doug Conley

Featuring pieces from Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc., each quilt in this exhibition stitches together a story of the nurturing and destructive powers of the earth, showing that “all life on this planet depends on earth but the very soil that nurtures growth can just as easily destroy.”

LIFE: Six Women Photographers | Open through February 3

Follow the careers of six female LIFE photographers as they capture stories through the 1930s to the 1970s, unveiling political and social dynamics from a time that has shaped the American experience. This exhibition features the works of Margaret Bourke-White, Hansel Mieth, Marie Hansen, Nina Leen, Martha Holmes and Lisa Larsen.

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.