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Steven Kapp Perry
This banner introduces the opening of the new art exhibit at the LDS Church History Museum, open now through October 2012.

Rita R. Wright, curator of art and artifacts at the Church History Museum, walks us through the new exhibit featuring nearly 200 different works in a variety of genres. Her enthusiasm for art and the gospel is infectious and you'll be glad for a guide who helps you see more deeply into these amazing paintings, sculptures and, yes, even a flannel board story.

In this video, you'll hear the answers to a variety of questions, such as the following: What kind of support does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints give to the arts? How is learning to understand art helpful in understanding the scriptures? In addition, I think you'll especially enjoy hearing Wright get on her soapbox for a moment on the power of art and how it blesses our spirits.

You can also visit the exhibit page and cast your vote for the Visitors Choice award.

That's this week on The Cricket and Seagull. Be sure to click here to view this week's video podcast.

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