A survey was conducted to determine the responses of the public to the First Festival of Mormon Art on exhibition at the Brigham Young University. Data were collected by means of questionnaires made available to gallery visitors. Through these responses it was determined that:
(1) Over three-fourths of the visiting public felt that art is important in relation to the Gospel. There was a positive correlation between the respondents' interest and experience in art and their feelings for the importance of art in relation to the Gospel.
(2) Over three-fourths of the visiting public felt that the exhibition was successful. The respondents less qualified and less interested in art tended to rate the show both more positively and more negatively than those more qualified and more interested in art.
(3) Slightly more than half of the visiting public felt that the written statements placed next to some of the works were helpful in appreciating or understanding the works.
(4) The illustrative works tended to be less popular generally than some of the less illustrative or abstract works.
College and Department
Fine Arts and Communications; Art
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Southey, Trevor, "A Survey to Determine the Public Responses and Attitudes Toward the First Festival of Mormon Art at Brigham Young University" (1969). Theses and Dissertations. 5132.
Festival of Mormon Art, Mormon art