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Qur'an's “99 Most Beautiful Names” exhibit at BYU's Lee Library

Brigham Young University’s Harold B. Lee Library will be showcasing a new exhibit, “99 Most Beautiful Names.” The exhibit is free and located on the first floor in the L. Tom Perry Special Collections. The exhibit will be open until September 2010.

The exhibit depicts sculptures created by BYU alumnus Andrew Kosorok that represent the various names of God inspired by the Qur'an and the Islamic religion. The sculptures are made from etched and fired glass.

Kosorok’s work explores the similarities between Islam and Christianity. His sculptures discover those similarities and focus on the 99 most beautiful names found in the Quran. These names are used by Muslims as guides for characteristics to strive for in their own lives.

He uses his artwork as a means of understanding different cultures and the relationship between the temporal and divine, hoping to build common bonds between individuals.

Kosorok received both a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in sculpture with an emphasis in sculptural stained glass and a Master of Fine Arts degree from BYU.

For more information, contact Roger Layton at (801) 422-6687.

Writer: Brandon Garrett

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