Center for Latter-day Saint Arts

On This Day...

A DAILY FACTOID OF OUR ART HISTORY

September 12

Elder Spencer W. Kimball gave the speech, "Education for Eternity" on this date (1967) that later became known as a call to arms, "The Gospel Vision of the Arts" after he became the president of the Church. It challenged artists in the Church in every artistic discipline to aspire to greatness, including this statement: "Our writers, our motion picture specialists, with the inspiration of heaven, should tomorrow be able to produce a masterpiece which would live forever." https://speeches.byu.edu/talks/spencer-w-kimball_education-eternity

Glen Nelson