arl Bloch: The Master's Hand features the artwork of Carl Bloch, the 19th-century Danish artist whose paintings on the life of the Savior are often used by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and greatly loved by its members.
The focal point of the exhibition is five large altar paintings. One of these works is Christ Healing the Sick at Bethesda, which has become the signature piece of the museum since its acquisition in September 2001. The other four altar paintings have been gathered from churches in Denmark and Sweden. These paintings have been removed for the first time since they were originally installed in the late 1800s.
The exhibition will also include other religious works, as well as portraits, landscapes, genre, and history paintings from many of Denmark's museums.
The exhibit runs from Nov 12, 2010 through May 7, 2011
- Monday – Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM
- Closed Sundays, as well as the following holidays:
- Thanksgiving (November 25th)
- Christmas Eve (December 24th – museum open until 4 PM)
- Christmas day (December 25th)
- New Year's Eve (December 31st – museum open until 4 PM)
- New Year's Day (January 1st)
- LDS General Conference (April 2nd)
iPad Information and Rentals
The Museum of Art has produced an iPad application to enhance the gallery experience for this exhibition. iPads pre-loaded with this app can be rented for $3. The in-gallery iPad experience will enhance visitors' understanding and appreciation of Carl Bloch' works. It has multiple segments that contextualize the paintings by showing their original locations in Denmark, explain the nuances of each work within its Biblical setting, and educate viewers about specific artistic techniques and their significance.
The Museum will accept cash, credit card or check for iPad rentals.
The Museum of Art is located on the Brigham Young University campus on North Campus Drive, east of the Abraham Smoot Administration Building and north of the Harris Fine Arts Center. The Harold B. Lee Library is located to the museum' southwest and the Wilkinson Center is located to its southeast.
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