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Current Museum Exhibit


Photo: Helen by Theodore M. Wassmer

                                    An Art Journey

                            Through Time


                                       Nov. 12, 2016 through Jan. 21, 2017


                                                               By Mary Alice Hobbs



      The Brigham City Museum of Art and History exists to acquire and to treasure important works of art. The museum’s current exhibit “An Art Journey through Time” features masterworks from its extensive, permanent collection on show Nov. 12 through Jan. 21.


      The museum is located at 24 North 300 West. Admission is free. Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. For further information, please phone (435) 226-1439 or visit www.brighamcitymuseum.org.


      J. T. Harwood, Lee K. Parkinson, Minerva Teichert, E. J. Bird, Theodore M. Wassmer and other premier artists created “1,000-word stories” that will enable viewers to experience joy or grief or courage as they vicariously travel as far away as Saint-Tropez, France, and as near as North Ogden, Utah.


      The imagination of many of the painters and draftsmen encircles Utah with such themes as old Frisco mine; thorn-apple tree east of Murray; desert sentinel; Millcreek autumn; City Creek, Salt Lake; and home of the brave (Native American scene).


      Placed throughout the exhibit is some of the artwork from the Hinckley Collection owned by the Box Elder County School District and stored at the museum.


      Museum Director Kaia Landon says, “Art’s sweet relationship with the brain and the body will make a trip to the museum worthwhile. Particularly engaging are the portraits ‘Dance Family,’ ‘Helen,’ ‘Fleur de Blu,’ ‘At the Market’ and ‘Contemplation,’ all by Wassmer.”


      The media in the exhibit include watercolors, drawings, etchings, paintings and photographs.