Hearthside Dinner 8
13 April 2017
World's Fair, 1964: Harry Anderson and Bertel Thorvaldsen
In a major effort to present itself and its teachings to the world, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints staged a major exhibition at the New York World’s Fair of 1964. Leaders of the Church commissioned the artist Harry Anderson to create a series of monumental, multi-figural paintings of the life of Christ, many of which are some of the most beloved of Church art. The Church also installed a full-size replica of Bertel Thorvaldsen’s Christus — now located on Temple Square.
Dr. Micah Christensen (PhD, University of London) discusses how the event not only changed public perceptions of the Church, but changed the Church’s relationship with art.
As part of the event, we have a rare set of prints of Harry Anderson's studies, as well as prints of his most beloved paintings and small replicas of the Christus available for purchase.
The event begins at 6:30 at La Jolla Groves in the Shops at Riverwoods. We'll enjoy dinner together, followed by Dr. Christensen's lecture.
Please look over the menu (in event images) and specify entree and dessert choice upon checkout.