Learning to see with spiritual eyes is a central theme of an art exhibit at the Washington D.C. Temple Visitors’ Center that focuses on the early years of the Savior. The gallery of 21 oil-on-canvas paintings, entitled “Jesus Once Was a Little Child,” is the work of LDS contemporary figurative artist Rose Datoc Dall of the Belmont Ridge Ward, Ashburn Virginia Stake. This event continues through October.
Since the exhibit’s opening in June, more than 20,000 visitors have viewed the paintings, notable for their universal human and spiritual appeal. Among them is Flight, Sister Dall’s rendering of Mary, Joseph, and Jesus fleeing to Egypt, on loan from the Church History Museum in Salt Lake City. It was one of the winners of the museum’s 8th International Art Competition in 2009.