About Shaping America

Shaping America: Selected Works from the Permanent Collection of American Art
March 22, 2013 – March 2018

Location: The Arlene Harman Gallery, BYU Museum of Art


This reinstallation of the Museum’s permanent American collection allows visitors to interpret our ever expanding collection in new ways. The exhibition examines American identity, emphasizing the multicultural perspective intrinsic to the American experience. It showcases 80 works of art, including painting, sculpture and photography.

The exhibition will elicit reflection on the role of the artworks as they reveal and contribute to cross-cultural encounters and exchanges in the formation of American identity. The new show will replace American Dreams, the last iteration of our permanent collection.