sacred gifts

Sacred Gifts Exhibition

Nov 15, 2013 – May 26, 2014

The three artists featured in this exhibition, Carl Bloch, Heinrich Hofmann and Frans Schwartz, were active in Northern Europe during the 19th century. Talented and prolific painters, they were men of deep personal faith who magnified their talents through rigorous training in some of Europe’s finest art academies.

The theme Sacred Gifts was inspired by the scripture, “Thy gift . . . is sacred and cometh from above” (Doctrine and Covenants 6:10). The exhibition is a celebration of countless gifts. The paintings of the Savior displayed here have enriched the lives of devout people for over a century.

The remarkable generosity of many churches, museums, and donors has made it possible to bring these works of art together for the first time at the Museum of Art.