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Old Testament at BYU

Brigham Young University’s Museum of Art is opening up a new exhibit of Old Testament art. The exhibit, which focuses on the artist James Tissot, was planned to arrive this year to connect with Latter-day Saints’ study of the Old Testament in Sunday School.

The stunning exhibit, titled Prophets, Priests, and Queens, can be viewed online or at BYU’s campus and can be used to supplement your own study or to help teach others.

“I’m thrilled for visitors to get to know the Old Testament in a whole new way,” said the Museum’s Head of Education, Philipp Malzl. “At the same time, I hope visitors will recognize James Tissot for the complex, relentlessly hard-working, and deeply fascinating artist that he was—unapologetic in his commitment to a personal artistic vision.”

Here are some of the paintings that will appear in the exhibit:

x1952-77, God Appears to Noah, Artist: Tissot, Photographer: John Parnell, Photo © The Jewish Museum, New York

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C.D. Cunningham

C.D. Cunningham is the managing editor of Public Square magazine. After graduating from BYU-Idaho, he studied religion at Harvard University Extension. He serves on the board of the Latter-day Saint Publishing and Media Association.
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