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Church Releases New Art Exhibit Featuring Rare Works

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Painting featured on history.lds.org

The LDS Church History Museum has released a new online exhibit titled “Teachings of Christ.” The site is a virtual art exhibit featuring rare pieces found in the Museum’s collection, as well as submissions from members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints around the globe for international art competitions. 

The “Teachings of Christ” exhibit features art illustrating parables Christ used to teach points of doctrine and principles during his ministry. The skillful artistry of those represented in the exhibit deepens our understanding of these powerful teaching moments in the Savior’s life.

“It is uplifting to see these pieces that reflect the artists’ feelings about the Savior and his life,” said Alan Johnson, Director of the Church History Museum. “We hope that those who view this art will take the time to reflect on their relationship with Him.”

This exhibit is the third in a series of five online art exhibits that began to be launched in December 2014. The first exhibit, “Birth of Christ,” centers on various aspects of Christ’s nativity. The “Life of Christ” exhibit was launched in January and presented scenes from his early life. In March, the Museum plans to launch a fourth art exhibit focusing on the moments surrounding the atonement. A fifth and final exhibit will be available beginning in April, in commemoration of the Easter season; it will present artwork portraying the Savior’s miracles.

The Museum hopes that by making this rare artwork available, they might encourage other artists, stay connected to patrons during the Museum renovation, and supplement and encourage a study of the life of Jesus Christ.

To view the exhibit online, visit: http://history.lds.org/exhibit/teachings-of-christ

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