Heinrich Hofmann, Portrait of Christ. 1894.
(The Riverside Church, New York City).

This weekend marks the exhibition opening of Sacred Gifts: The Religious Art of Carl Bloch, Heinrich Hofmann, and Frans Schwartz at Brigham Young University’s Museum of Art. The art will predominantly feature scenes from the life of the Savior. This exhibition is an exciting new addition to the galleries on campus as this will mark the first time some of these masterworks will be on display in the United States.

AgonyGardenFrans Schwartz, Agony in the Garden. 1898. (Nrresundby Kirke, Nrresundby, Denmark).

These works “are being loaned to the BYU Museum of Art under extraordinary circumstances from churches and museums in Germany, Sweden, Denmark and New York. Sacred Gifts will explore and celebrate the many precious gifts represented by these outstanding portrayals of the Savior. The BYU Museum of Art invites patrons to partake of these sacred offerings and discover the miraculous gifts that have made the exhibition possible.”

MOAgeneralBYU’s Museum of Art is one of the largest museums of its kind in the intermountain west.

“The MOA’s most recently ticketed show, Carl Bloch: The Master’s Hand, was one of the most highly attended museum exhibitions in the country while on view in 2010 and 2011, and operated at full capacity during the exhibition’s final months. An even larger audience is anticipated for Sacred Gifts, so museum personnel encourage patrons to plan ahead with ticket reservations and attend early on to avoid crowds.” To reserve your free tickets, click here.

DenialPeerCarl Bloch, The Denial of Peter. Date unknown. (The Museum of National History at Frederiksborg Castle, Hillerd, Denmark)

BYU’s Museum of Art is closed Sundays and holidays. For regular hours, click here.