Events at Temple Square

Joseph Paul Vorst: A Retrospective

Joseph Paul Vorst: A Retrospective

November 9, 2017 - April 15, 2018 (9:00 am - 9:00 pm)
Church History Museum
45 West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT, 84150

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Exhibit Running until April 15, 2018

Who was Joseph Paul Vorst, and why has his name faded into obscurity among his fellow Latter-day Saints?

Joseph Paul Vorst (1897–1947) was one of the most culturally significant Latter-day Saint artists of his time. His work was exhibited or collected by institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery in Washington, DC, the St. Louis Art Museum, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Carnegie Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, and even the White House. And yet he has been largely forgotten in Mormon art canons. Many Latter-day Saints are familiar with the work of Mahonri Young, LeConte Stewart, and Minerva Teichert—contemporary artists of his era.

There will be an Opening Reception on November 9th 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Church History Museum Hours

Monday–Friday 9 a.m.–9 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Closed Sunday