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The Art of Religion: Curator of Religious Art Ashlee Whitaker Shares


Ashlee Whitaker paints the picture of how religious art works and spirituality coincide

With over a decade of experience under her belt, curator of religious art Ashlee Whitaker will share her experiences and thoughts at the college Faith + Works Lecture Series. On March 10, she will speak on “The Things of a Soul: Art as Sacred/Spiritual Text,” explaining how she has accessed spirituality, empathy and understanding through art.

Whitaker graduated from BYU summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in art history and a master’s degree in art history & curatorial studies and is the recipient of BYU’s Graduate Research Award. She was an intern at BYU’s Museum of Art and the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C. and later began working at the Springville Museum of Art in Springville, Utah after receiving her graduate degree in 2008.

Outside of her practice, Whitaker enjoys numerous personal interests. When she is not curating, she may be found running, hiking, doing “nerdy history stuff,” exploring antique shops, road tripping or playing with her dog Winslow.