Most of the shadows in this life are caused by standing in one's own sunshine. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Question #92046 posted on 02/21/2019 3:34 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

I recently noticed that my chapel doesn't have pictures on the walls. All the other rooms do, but the chapel does not. And I don't remember ever seeing a picture in the chapel in any other building I've been in. So why is that? Or has it just been my luck to never visit a be-pictured chapel? (Speaking of chapels for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)



Dear you,

You're right! I never put it together before but I've never seen a picture in the chapel either. So I googled it and found in Church Handbook 2 instructions that "Pictures and other artwork may be placed in appropriate locations in the meetinghouse. However, they may not be placed in the chapel or near the baptismal font."

-guppy of doom

posted on 02/21/2019 5:10 p.m.
The Farmington Rock Chapel happens to have a picture in the chapel. It is a large mural commemorating the 63rd adversary of the founding of Primary which started in that chapel. It was painted in 1941.

Perhaps in 50 years we can see a football mural in a chapel where LaVell Edwards attended ☺.
posted on 02/21/2019 5:10 p.m.
Some older, chapels (think of when wards were the ones that needed to raise money and be in charge of building their meeting houses) do have murals in them. The one I grew up in has a painting of Temple square in the back of the chapel (it used to be the front of the chapel until the building was remodeled). The chapel that my husband grew up going to does as well (I believe it is a depiction of the miracle of the seagulls). These are in southern Idaho/ northern Utah. Just a friendly FYI.