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President Hinckley attends MOA gallery opening

PROVO, UTAH -- President and Sister Hinckley, along with BYU President, Merrill J. Bateman attended the official opening of the Robert W. and Amy T. Gallery on Friday, October, 27. Following a dinner and a ribbon cutting ceremony the work of Minerva Teichert, a young artist in the early 1900's, was on display including her first mural, now over 80 years old. Teichert's pieces are part of the new gallery funded by Amy and the late Robert Barker.

"She was a very impressive woman. She was a very personable woman. She wasn't an unapproachable, stiff-necked artist," President Hinckley joked of his association with Teichert. "You could tell a Minerva Teichert painting if you bumped into it in China," he said. "I respect her for her qualities and tremendous artistry that she has shown." Teichert's paintings were on the covers of old Relief Society magazines.

President Bateman spoke of the importance of the museum to BYU. "This museum has become a jewel on this campus," Bateman said. "One of the museum's major purposes is to benefit students." "Sister Barker, your gallery will be a key place where they can do this."

Marian Wardle, curator and granddaughter of Teichert, said the mural aids in understanding Teichert and her early work. "We are just delighted to have it because it sheds new light on her early career," Wardle said.

Teichert is also known for her work of pioneer and scriptural subjects. She painted the mural in the World room of the Manti Temple. The Teichert exhibit will be on display in the Barker Gallery for two months.


President Hinckley attends MOA gallery opening
BYU NewsNet 28Oct00 A1
By Kris Boyle: NewsNet News Editor


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