Mormon Arts Center

Journal

Board members and participants capture behind-the-scenes activities of the Mormon Arts Center in frequent posts.

Podcast transcription: Brontë Hebdon and the Church's Visual Culture

Glen Nelson:                  Hello and welcome to another episode in our podcast series. In the studio today we have Brontë Hebdon, a PhD student at the prestigious Institute of Fine Arts in New York City. The institute has produced many of the world's leading art historians, museum directors, curators, and conservators. It's a graduate program of New York University, and it is housed in the former Duke mansion on Fifth Avenue near the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Brontë is Marica and Jan Vilcek fellow, and her focus is art from the 19th century, from France, Georgian Britain, and fashion. She earned a BA degree in art history and curatorial studies at BYU in 2016 and a master's from the Institute of Fine Arts in 2018. So welcome Brontë. It's great to have you here. What an exciting adventure education you're having.

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Podcast transcription: Are There Anybody Here: The Music of David Fletcher

Glen Nelson:                  Hello and welcome to another episode in our monthly podcast. I'm your host Glen Nelson. You've just heard the first verse of "Weepin' Mary," a song written in 1990 by David Fletcher in an unreleased demo recording of 1998 with soprano Sarah Aspland singing and the composer of the piano. On today's podcast, I'm here with composer/songwriter David Fletcher to discuss his life and music. What a pleasure D., welcome.

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Christmas books from the Center...on Sales

We’ve placed all of our books published by the Center on sale today. Here’s a list:

Mormon Cinema - $19.95

Nzambi (God) - $9.95

Immediate Present - $19.95

The Kimball Challenge at Fifty: Mormon Arts Center Essays - $9.95

These can be purchased directly from our website, or on Amazon.

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On This Day...

Today, we’re starting a daily posting of interesting facts in the history of our culture’s art. These (almost-365) stories come from the worlds of film, literature, music, visual art, theater, dance, and pop culture. Some are wacky and funny; others are emotional and beautiful. All can be found on our tab On This Day… as well as on Instagram and our Facebook page.

If you like them, visit our social media platforms and share them with friends.

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Podcast transcription: Opera and Ballet Teenagers at the Met: Ruby Gilmore and Addy Hawley

Glen Nelson:                  Hello and welcome to another episode in our studio podcast. I'm your host Glen Nelson. Today I'm here with Ruby Gilmore and Addy Hawley who have performed with the Metropolitan Opera and American Ballet Theatre Companies at Lincoln Center in New York just eight blocks north of where we are this afternoon. Ruby is a singer and Addy's a dancer. They are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and they also happen to be teenagers. Welcome. 

Ruby Gilmore:                  Hi.

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