Center for Latter-day Saint Arts

On This Day...

A DAILY FACTOID OF OUR ART HISTORY

May 17

The Manti Utah Temple was dedicated on this day (1875). It included murals by Minera Teichert. Revered for her Western Americana and religious paintings--her 42 murals from the Book of Mormon are particularly cherished now--her work was not well-known during her lifetime and was only embraced after centenary exhibitions of her birth brought the paintings to a wider audience. "Minerva Teichert's Manti Temple Murals," by Doris R. Dant, BYU Studies Quarterly, Vol. 38, Issue 3, 1999.

Glen Nelson