Current Exhibitions


October 12, 2022 - January 11, 2023

The SMA invites all Utah artists to enter this exhibition which celebrates the diversity of religious experience and belief in our community.


October 12, 2022 - January 11, 2023

For this exhibition we invited members of our local Springville community and the larger Utah religious community to choose a work of art from our Permanent Collection that represents sanctuary to them. On these walls you will find their answers and writings about where they find peace, solace, and community. 


November 19, 2022 - January 11, 2023

This exhibition is open to K-10 students living in Utah Valley. This year, in efforts to make this an interfaith celebration, we are encouraging students to create artwork that will coincide with themes found in the exhibition, Sanctuaries. The prompts for this year’s Youth Art Competition will focus on sanctuaries and what that means to each student. Entries are due Nov 10-11, 2022. 


Sep 14, 2022 - Dec 24, 2022

This exhibition celebrates the work and voices of a selection of contemporary Native Utah artists. Their work shows the vibrancy of artmaking and creativity in Utah’s Native communities.


Mixed Reviews: Utah Art at Mid-Century
August 24, 2022 - May 13, 2023

Celebrate mid-century modern art, culture, and design with us in this fun and playful exhibition. You get to be the judge!   

An abstract painting of a wall or mountain in reds, yellows, purples, and blues

August 19, 2020 - Summer 2023

Utah artists have always been ambitious. They studied abroad, created monumental works, and pushed the boundaries of Utah art and creation. This exhibition celebrates the grand ambitions, interests, and aims of our Utah artists from the nineteenth-century to the present day.

portrait of woman in turn-of-the-century attire, a purple dress with yellow roses on her left shoulder

January 2020 - May 7, 2022

The works in this exhibition reveal layers of meaning, context, and reality about life in the Soviet Union. 


painting of Lenin in winter attire sitting on a bench, talking to two children

November 15, 2017 - Ongoing

This exhibition takes a deeper look at a work from our permanent collection, Entertaining: Favorite Ladies II, by Jeanne Leighton Lundberg Clarke. This colorful painting serves as a lens on how artists use patterns, portraits, and still-life in their paintings. This family friendly exhibition uses various interactives to help explore playful patterns in other works from our permanent collection

floral, highly-patterned painting of women from famous art history paintings all sitting around a table

October 24, 2018 - ongoing

Come discover the Museum's permanent collection in this new gallery space! This exhibition will change frequently as we highlight the newest pieces in the Museum's collection, as well as works significant to Utah's art history. 

formal portrait of a woman in white dress with brown hair sitting in a chair, with one child in white on her right knee, and another in white standing on her left

November 15, 2017 - Ongoing

This exhibition on the lower level explores the history of the oldest art Museum in Utah. 

black and white photograph of a group of people standing in front of the north entry of Springville Museum of Art

Up Close and Far Away - Online Only

April 22, 2020 - April 1, 2021

This special online exhibition consists of submitted works from K-12 students across the state and their responses to COVID-19. Participate by viewing how Utah’s youth have coped with crisis and change.

Up Close and Far Away