BYU museum exhibit focuses on the life of Christ

The BYU Museum of Art will feature a religious exhibition that invites viewers to explore their faith in Jesus Christ through illustrations of events from His life and ministry.

“James Tissot: The Life of Christ” will be on display in the Museum of Art beginning Friday.

The collection is comprised of 350 watercolor paintings, 124 of which will be on display in the MOA.

“The painting are smaller and more intimate,” said museum marketing and public relations manager Christopher Wilson. “Because they are smaller, you have to get closer to them, so there’s more of a personal interaction.”

Tissot began his career as a society painter. But after experiencing a deep religious experience in the Church of St. Sulpice, he began to devote his time and talent to illustrating the New Testament.

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