Art

September 23, 2022 07:00 AM MDT
A new exhibit at the Brigham Young University Museum of Art is hoping to build theological bridges by exploring religious devotion, worship, and understanding.
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August 15, 2022 08:00 AM MDT
Fill your child’s room with art that will instill positive messages and remind them of the Savior’s love for them.
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August 01, 2022 07:00 AM MDT
The BYU Museum of Art recently asked people to pair stoic European art with modern Latter-day Saint grievances—and the answers have us in stitches.
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By  Emily Abel
July 26, 2022 11:57 AM MDT
As NYC fashion photographer Kah Poon chases the perfect moment from behind his lens, he’s grateful for a faith that reminds him to look beyond his camera and see the bigger picture.
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July 25, 2022 02:00 PM MDT
As members of the Church, we strive to maintain the spirit of Christ in our homes. We adorn the walls of our homes with art and decor that reflects who we are and what we believe.
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June 20, 2022 03:05 PM MDT
For 20 years, Bloch’s masterpiece ‘Christ Healing the Sick at Bethesda’ has attracted visitors from around the world to BYU.
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June 07, 2022 02:12 PM MDT
The building will be constructed where the Harris Fine Arts Center (HFAC) is currently located and will house academic, gallery, and performance spaces for three departments.
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May 17, 2022 07:00 AM MDT
This year’s competition theme explores the gospel message that “all are alike unto God” and incorporates inclusion, diversity, community, and the redeeming love of the Savior, Jesus Christ for all humanity.
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May 13, 2022 12:23 PM MDT
Both in-person and online, see the iconic works of James Tissot, whose art was feature in Rob Gardner’s ‘Lamb of God.’
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May 05, 2022 09:49 AM MDT
His new ethnically diverse painting was bound for the DC Temple, but his toddlers had a last, unwanted addition to make.
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May 03, 2022 11:17 AM MDT
The Church is seeking to reflect the Church’s diverse global membership in the artwork that hangs inside temples.
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April 21, 2022 10:43 AM MDT
A Coca Cola font, the Trajan Column in Rome, and other inspirations have helped create the Church logo.
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April 11, 2022 08:22 AM MDT
When we get distracted by our daily chores and checklists, these beautiful pieces of art can serve as a reminder to keep Christ at the center of our home and our lives.
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By  Emily Abel
March 09, 2022 03:08 PM MST
Nnamdi sculpts straight from the heart, and his story might change yours.
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March 07, 2022 10:02 AM MST
Displaying a picture of Christ in your home is an easy way to invite the spirit into your home and have a visual reminder of the Savior’s love.
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March 03, 2022 12:22 PM MST
See the facelift this iconic painting received, and learn more about its lasting impact on Latter-day Saints.
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Fun
February 16, 2022 10:06 AM MST
With the push for at-home gospel learning, more and more gospel resources are being released for our little ones.
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January 13, 2022 05:00 PM MST
“These paintings interpret uncertainty: no sky or heavens, no progress, no front, no back, no future, no past. These are the feelings of the strangers.”
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November 23, 2021 09:06 AM MST
The Christus is now in storage and away from public view. Find out the plans for the statue, where you can see the Church’s other replicas, and more interesting facts.
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October 22, 2021 04:00 PM MDT
Wounded Vietnam vet JR Johansen knew his health was failing, yet he answered a call to paint missionaries who died while serving. Now, scores of portraits later, he’s brought healing to grieving families all over the world—and to himself.
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By  Emily Abel
October 20, 2021 05:44 PM MDT
LDS Living has seen some impressive pumpkin carvings over the years. From an image of President Russell M. Nelson to temples and gospel art scenes, Latter-day Saints have no shortage of creativity when it comes to pumpkin carving.
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October 11, 2021 01:24 PM MDT
Stereotypical Latter-day Saint foods like Jell-O and funeral potatoes have become somewhat of a cliché, but photographic artist Daniel George has turned these traditional dishes into amazing works of art.
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September 27, 2021 03:53 PM MDT
The entryways of all meetinghouses are to display approved artwork depicting Jesus Christ. Some are old favorites, and some of them are less well known.
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August 30, 2021 04:07 PM MDT
Kenneth Hartvigsen, a curator at the Brigham Young University Museum of Art, invites listeners to slow down and “experience” the frustration, anticipation, and hope of Carl Bloch’s ‘Christ Healing the Sick at Bethesda.’
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August 24, 2021 06:35 PM MDT
Editor's note: This adaptation from Matthew O. Richardson's The Christus Legacy originally ran on LDS Living in 2015. During April 2020 general conference, President Nelson introduced the Church's new symbol, which includes a representation of Thorvaldsen’s marble statue, the Christus. This iconic representation of the Savior is well-known to Latter-day Saints, but it wasn’t always that way. Check out how this statue came about and how it eventually earned its fame in the Latter-day Saint world.
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July 14, 2021 05:44 PM MDT
Through his paintings, Walter Rane has brought new life to religious art for Latter-day Saints and invited countless viewers to deepen their faith.
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March 30, 2021 12:00 PM MDT
Sculptor Nnamdi Okonkwo was 23 years old when he joined the Church while attending BYU–Hawaii. Many of his sculptures honor womanhood and use fluid lines and simple shapes to create a symbolic representation of humanity. Okonkwo is married and the father of three children. We recently asked him about his faith, family, and what motivates his artwork.
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November 25, 2020 11:08 AM MST
Anthony Sweat isn’t just a BYU religion professor and an author; he is also a talented artist. We recently sat down to ask him about his latest book, his faith, his family, and his love of painting unique Church history events.
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November 06, 2020 09:47 PM MST
“Throwing away a copy of the Book of Mormon seems like throwing away someone’s opportunity to grow closer to Jesus Christ, and I could not let that happen,” Sister Tuck said in an email interview with LDS Living. This is what led Sisters Kellie Tuck and Autumn Dickey, who are currently serving in the England Leeds Mission, to spend three days transforming a waterlogged copy of the Book of Mormon into a mosaic of Christ.
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By  LDS Living
October 22, 2020 12:00 PM MDT
As we head into the end of the year, we focus our thoughts on the Savior and celebrate the birth of the Savior. It is a great time to remember Christ in our lives. Here are 8 of our very favorite depictions of Christ. These art pieces will become a special reminder of His love and spirit within the walls of your home.
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October 08, 2020 04:43 PM MDT
You may have noticed the Church’s Instagram account sharing a number of beautiful art pieces along with quotes from general conference talks over the weekend. But who were the artists featured and are any of their pieces available through Deseret Book? We wanted to know the same thing. Here’s what we found out:
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August 31, 2020 10:00 PM MDT
Last month, listeners of the All In podcast heard from S. Michael Wilcox about his latest book, What Seek Ye? How the Questions of Jesus Lead Us to Him and what Wilcox has learned since the loss of his beloved wife, Laurie.
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July 10, 2020 08:05 PM MDT
Brigham Young University’s Museum of Art (MOA) has closed during COVID-19. But since you can’t visit the museum during this time, the museum is bringing the artwork to you.
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April 03, 2020 02:32 PM MDT
Artist Christopher Creek laughs when asked if his Joseph Smith Oreo art is the first time he’s ever sculpted anything out of Oreo cream.
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By  LDS Living
April 01, 2020 06:31 PM MDT
Self-taught Argentinian artist and Latter-day Saint convert Jorge Cocco Santángelo has caught the attention of art lovers around the world with his new artistic style called “sacrocubism”—portraying sacred and religious events with post-cubist features. We asked him a little more about his creative process and what he loves about the gospel of Jesus Christ.
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March 03, 2020 10:20 PM MST
*This story originally appeared in the March/April 2020 issue of LDS Living.
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By  LDS Living
March 26, 2019 09:41 AM MDT
Mother and artist Kate Lee is one of the newest faces at Deseret Book. Her unique watercolor artwork is a beautiful display of her testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ and her love of family. We recently asked Lee about the inspiration behind her work and why she loves it.
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By  LDS Living
January 28, 2019 01:12 PM MST
As the open house begins for the Rome Italy Temple today, we wanted to share some behind-the-scenes images of the awe-inspiring, Christ-centered stained glass window created by Holdman Studios now displayed in the adjoining temple visitors' center. View the window from its early stages of development and creation to the placement of the last panel before the window was shipped to Italy as well as other inspiring details within the window.
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January 27, 2019 10:13 PM MST
For anyone who has seen Tom Holdman sitting next to his wife, Gayle, in an office with walls covered floor to ceiling with big plans, detailed designs, and pictures of past projects, it’s hard to imagine that anything has ever held him back. Yet dozens of little leaves made of green glass hang from that office ceiling—one for each time Tom has been overwhelmed by one of his next big ideas. The leaves are a striking metaphor for something that the Holdmans have come to realize throughout their life together: challenges can lead to something beautiful.
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January 17, 2019 02:44 PM MST
Keys. A bag of money. An eagle. And numerous instruments representing a martyr’s death.
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January 16, 2019 02:22 PM MST
"What do you want to be?" a middle-aged woman asked from behind a desk.
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November 23, 2018 10:01 PM MST
Of all the subjects to paint or draw, there are perhaps none weightier than Jesus Christ, the Lord Almighty. Never before has there existed a being as complex as He—who encompasses the complete spectrum of divinity and mortality. He is an advocate and judge, king and servant, brother and friend. He is an advocate and judge, king and servant, brother and friend. He has created countless worlds and has counted each of His creations—even the sparrows. But there are those who have taken on the challenge of depicting the Messiah, including these seven Latter-day Saint artists. Drawing from their personal relationships with Him, they create artwork that touches hearts and brings others closer to their Savior. Here are their insights.
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November 13, 2018 02:02 PM MST
Latter-day Saint artist Jorge Cocco Santángelo (Jorge Cocco) has always felt the calling to create. “There isn’t one point in time when I became an artist. I just developed as one,” he says.
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By  LDS Living
November 12, 2018 12:00 PM MST
The impressive professional resume of President Henry B. Eyring, his degree in the rigorous field of physics and time spent as president of Ricks College, sometimes pigeonholes our perception of him as a logical and deliberate sort of person. But as hisbiography reveals, President Eyring is also an artist. For a time, his artwork was on display at the Church History Museum.
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November 08, 2018 05:28 PM MST
His wife has lost much of her memory, and President Henry B. Eyring's effort to capture his memories with her makes a surprising new exhibit of his water colors especially poignant.
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June 28, 2018 04:19 PM MDT
On a dreary or chaotic day, a splash of color can lift spirits and instill optimism in a way that goes beyond words. Though evanescent, chalk art transforms dull sidewalks into works of art, creates lasting impressions, and reaches thousands in a way more conventional styles of art cannot. No wonder many Mormon artists have found chalk to be a powerful way to share their beliefs.
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By  LDS Living
June 26, 2018 05:55 PM MDT
No matter how far you live from a temple, or how often you're able to attend, having pictures of the temple in your home can bring peace and remind us of the importance of eternal families. These stunning images of temples will help you accept President Nelson's June 8th invitation: “I invite the members of the Church to place on the walls of their homes . . . pictures of the temple."
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June 23, 2018 02:00 PM MDT
While working at Disney for a decade, Jared Beckstrand helped create many of the Disney characters we have come to love—from Esmerelda (The Hunchback of Notre Dame) to Meg (Hercules) and Jane (Tarzan) to Pacha (The Emperor's New Groove). Find out more about how he shares his faith through art.
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June 09, 2018 01:15 PM MDT
Many people assume that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints never uses stained glass windows in their meetinghouses, reserving them instead for temples. In reality, hundreds of stained glass windows continue to filter colored light into Latter-day Saint chapels and provide a beautiful experience for Saints who worship there. Here are some examples of the most beautiful stained glass windows found in Latter-day Saint meetinghouses.
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By  LDS Living
May 16, 2018 10:00 PM MDT
Light of the World Scott Sumner | 15x13 Framed Print
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By  LDS Living
May 03, 2018 09:00 AM MDT
With Mother's Day just around the corner, we have compiled eight pieces of art work that are sure to speak volumes about the women in your life. Whether it be on the wall or displayed proudly on a bookshelf, remind mothers, sisters, wives, and grandmothers of the divine role they play as mothers.
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