Center for Latter-day Saint Arts

On This Day...

A DAILY FACTOID OF OUR ART HISTORY

June 7

Artist Boyd K. Packer (and also apostle of the Church) painted, carved, and sculpted for nearly 80 years. On this day (2014) an exhibition of his work opened to the public at the Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum at Brigham Young University. While sometimes antagonist to the Church's progressive artists, Packer wrote, "It seems appropriate now that my artwork can serve to illustrate...that all nature bears testimony of that divinely directed creation, and that there is complete harmony between nature, science, and the gospel of Jesus Christ.” https://www.lds.org/church/news/byu-exhibit-celebrates-the-artwork-of-president-boyd-k-packer?lang=eng

Glen Nelson