The Art of Arnold Friberg
In 1953 the legendary Hollywood director Cecil B. DeMille was looking for an artist to help him visualize his last and most significant film, “The Ten Commandments.” Through connections in the art community DeMille found Utah artist Arnold Friberg. DeMille hired Friberg to assist in costume design, but eventually Friberg did much more. The highlight of the library’s new exhibition, “So Let It Be Painted: The Art of Arnold Friberg and Cecil B. DeMille’s The Ten Commandments,” is a series of eight portraits of actor Charlton Heston as Moses. The portraits show the character through his life in the film.
“So Let It Be Painted: The Art of Arnold Friberg and Cecil B. DeMille’s The Ten Commandments,” is located on level 1 of the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University. The public is welcome and admission is free. The exhibition is open during the regular hours of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections, from 8:00 am until 9:00 pm Monday through Thursday, 8:00 am until 6:00 pm Friday, and 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Saturday. The exhibit closes for BYU devotionals on Tuesdays from 11:00 am until noon.
Fans of Arnold Friberg should note that the nearby Springville Museum of Art is also hosting an exhibition of the artist’s work, “From the Studio of Arnold Friberg.” Their exhibition offers a behind-the-scenes look at the sketches that adorned Friberg’s studio walls and the items he used for reference and study.
The show in Springville closes May 13th.
Learn more at http://www.smofa.org/arnold-friberg.php