The Brigham Young University Museum of Art is launching an exhibition Friday that will track the evolution of creativity in America. 

And yes, the work above is the MacDonald arches reproduced in traditional Chinese porcelain by Li Lihong.

"Shaping America" illustrates how the peoples of the continent have been pushed and pulled by creative forces for 250 years. Pieces in the exhibit include furniture, paintings, Native American art.

The exhibit kicks off Friday at 7 p.m. with American apple cobbler, ice cream and live jazz music. (Some might argue that alcohol, for better or worse, has been a major all-American influence on creativity, but this, after all, BYU.)

Marian Wardle, the American Art curator at the MOA, says America's identity is constantly changing.

"The visual culture of the United States has been formed not only by European art practices, but also in relation to practices within Native American, Spanish and African American communities."

While you're there, see the "We Could Be Heroes" exhibit that explores our pop-cultural obsession with superheros and monsters.

BYUMOA, 500 Campus Dr., Provo.

For more info:801-422-8287