PROVO, Utah — A series of 14 lectures presented by the Brigham Young University Museum of Art and the BYU Religious Education Department will be held Wednesday evenings beginning January 10, 2007 in conjunction with the Museum of Art exhibition “Beholding Salvation: Images of Christ.”

These lectures will be held in the Museum Auditorium from 7 to 8 p.m.

Speakers from the Religious Education Department and other Latter-day Saint scholars will address the events of Jesus’ life, from his pre-mortal ministry to the advent of the Restoration. The museum will remain open until 9 p.m. Wednesday nights to accommodate this lecture series.

Additionally the Museum of Art will present five lectures on selected Thursday evenings that will address the artistic styles and conventions used throughout the history of Christian art. The lectures in this series will be presented by the exhibition curator and other BYU art historians. These lectures will be held in the Museum Auditorium from 7 to 8 p.m.

Museum docents will be on hand in the exhibition after each presentation, to guide visitors through the galleries. All lectures are free and open to the public. For further information call 801/422-8287 or visit http://moa.byu.edu.

Lecture Schedule:

• Wednesday, January 10, 2007 — Welcome and Introduction by Campbell B. Gray, Director BYU Museum of Art, and Terry B. Ball, Dean of Religious Education; “The Savior’s Pre-mortal Ministry,” Alonzo L. Gaskill, Assistant Professor Church History and Doctrine

• Wednesday, January 17, 2007 — “The Birth of the Savior,” S. Kent Brown, Professor of Ancient Scripture

• Thursday, January 18, 2007 — “Picturing the ‘Word,’” Dawn C. Pheysey, Curator of Religious Art, BYU Museum of Art

• Wednesday, January 24, 2007 — “The Baptism and Temptations of Jesus,” Frank F. Judd, Associate Professor of Ancient Scripture

• Wednesday, January 31, 2007 — “The Sermon on the Mount,” John W. Welch, Editor in Chief of BYU Studies

• Wednesday, February 7, 2007 — “The Parables,” Camille Fronk Olson, Associate Professor of Ancient Scripture

• Thursday, February 8, 2007 — “Beholding the Face of God: The Early Christian Search for the Authentic Image of Christ,” William Hamblin, BYU History Faculty

• Wednesday, February 14, 2007 — “Jesus and the Gospel of Love,” Richard Neitzel Holzapfel, Professor of Church History and Doctrine

• Wednesday, February 21, 2007 — “Prophecy and Fulfillment in Jesus’ Ministry,” Terry B. Ball, Dean of Religious Education

• Wednesday, February 28, 2007 — “In Jerusalem for the Last Time,” Gaye Strathearn, Assistant Professor of Ancient Scripture

• Wednesday, March 7, 2007 — “The Last Supper,” Thomas A. Wayment, Assistant Professor of Ancient Scripture

• Thursday, March 8, 2007 — “Rembrandt and Christ,” Martha M. Peacock, BYU Art History Faculty

• Wednesday, March 14, 2007 — “Gethsemane and the Trial,” Eric D. Huntsman, Assistant Professor of Ancient Scripture

• Wednesday, March 21, 2007 — “Crucifixion and Resurrection,” Andrew C. Skinner, Professor of Ancient Scripture

• Wednesday, March 28, 2007 — “Post-Resurrection Appearances,” Richard D. Draper, Associate Dean of Religious Education

• Wednesday, April 4, 2007 — “The Majestic Christ,” C. Wilfred Griggs, Professor of Ancient Scripture

• Wednesday, April 11, 2007 — “Christ and the Restoration,” Joseph F. McConkie, Emeritus Professor of Ancient Scripture

• Thursday, April 12, 2007 — “Victorian Visions: 19th-Century Religious Images in the MOA’s Collection,” Rita R. Wright, BYU Museum of Art

• Thursday, May 10, 2007 — “Depicting Jesus at the Dawn of Christian Art,” Josh E. Probert, BYU Studies

The Brigham Young University Museum of Art is normally open Monday, Thursday and Friday from 10 am to 9 pm; Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 am to 6 pm; Saturday from noon to 5 pm; Closed Sunday. To accommodate the “Beholding Salvation” lecture series, the museum will stay open until 9 p.m. on Wednesday evenings through April 11, 2007.