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At Bethesda’s Waters: Celebrating 20 Years at the MOA

Twenty years after the piece first arrived, Christ Healing the Sick at Bethesda remains a source of peace and promise to viewers

Twenty years ago, the Museum of Art learned of an incredible opportunity: the chance to obtain an original, iconic Carl Heinrich Bloch altarpiece. After months of negotiations, the Bethesda Indre Mission and Danish government approved the sale and, through the generosity of dedicated museum donors, “Christ Healing the Sick at Bethesda” miraculously made its way to Utah in September 2001, where it has blessed the lives of the Museum’s visitors ever since.

This year, the MOA celebrates the twentieth anniversary of this masterpiece coming to BYU. Learn more about this inspiring painting by visiting the Museum or going to