Center for Latter-day Saint Arts

On This Day...

A DAILY FACTOID OF OUR ART HISTORY

Apr. 22

The New York World's Fair opened on this day (1964) and ran for two sixth-month seasons, ending October 17, 1965. The was a seminal moment for taking the gospel message to the world. In the Mormon Pavilion, Christus, a copy of a statue by Bertel Thordvaldsen, was first displayed at the Fair, as was the premiere of the film, Man's Search for Happiness, and a large-scale mock up of the façade of the Salt Lake Temple. "Elder Perry: Mormon Pavilion at 1964 World's Fair Had Impact," by R. Scott Lloyd, lds.org, September 22, 2014.

Glen Nelson