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Guided tours available for "Beauty and Belief" exhibit at BYU MOA

Starting Monday, Aug. 20, the Museum of Art at Brigham Young University will offer a 45-minute tour of the exhibition “Beauty and Belief: Crossing Bridges with the Arts of Islamic Culture” at 1 p.m. each day, Monday through Friday. The tours will run throughout the remainder of the free exhibition, which is scheduled to end Saturday, Sept. 29.

“Beauty and Belief” is the largest traveling survey exhibition of Islamic art ever assembled in the United States and features more than 250 objects from 10 countries, 42 lending institutions and 10 private collections.

Awarded the largest single grant for an exhibition by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and with additional funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts and private foundations and donors, the exhibition is the result of four years of extensive planning.

After BYU, the exhibition will travel to three other museums across the United States including the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Newark Museum and Portland Art Museum.

As the premier art museum in the Mountain West and the most-attended university art museum in North America, the BYU Museum of Art is a four-story, modern facility of more than 102,000 square feet in size. The museum houses ten exhibition galleries, an auditorium, classrooms, a small theater, a print study room, a gift store, and security and administrative offices.

For more information, visit beautyandbelief.byu.edu or contact Yvette Arts at (801) 422-8251.

Writer: Yvette Arts

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