SALT LAKE CITY – Amid the hustle and bustle of the holidays, an exhibit at the LDS Church History Museum may be just what the family needs to reflect on the spiritual side of Christmas.
“No Greater Love,” is open at the museum, 45 N. West Temple, and will remain on display through October, 2014,
The exhibit’s theme is based upon a scripture in the New Testament, “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends” (John 15:13).
“I began to look through the artwork in our collection without an agenda of what the exhibit was to be,” said museum curator Angela Fisher, when asked how the theme was chosen. “As I came to the artwork about Christ, I felt an overwhelming feeling of His love as He served people individually. Christ’s love was so apparent in the artwork, I knew that this exhibit needed to focus on His love He has for us.”
This exhibit will provide exclusive artwork from renowned artists such as the Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn. A different etching by the artist will be replaced every three months throughout the duration of the exhibit, creating a new experience when visitors return.К
Rembrandt’s etchings are internationally acknowledged for their intricacies and craftsmanship. Other artists include merited Russian graphic artist Yuri Mogilevsky, popular LDS artist Simon Dewey and many others. КThe exhibit will display many other pieces, which will add to the special experience of viewing Christ’s love for all mankind.
The artwork for this exhibit has been specifically chosen in order to offer a peaceful and rejuvenating experience to its visitors, the press release said.
Artists vary from different Christian backgrounds and different countries.К
The exhibit is free and open to the public. Hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information call 801-240-4615.