Current Exhibitions

October 17, 2018 - January 16, 2019

The monomyth or Hero’s Journey is used to describe similarities in structure between stories and myths from various traditions, cultures and time periods. This invitational, in conjunction with the 33rd Annual Spiritual and Religious Art Show, will guide visitors through the stages of the Hero’s Journey as they encounter spiritual and religious works of art depicting the different phases and elements of the monomyth. 


 
45th Annual Utah Quilt Show

October 17, 2018 - January 16, 2019

The SMA invites all Utah artists to enter this exhibition which celebrates the diversity of religious experience and belief in our community. Using different media to express these ideas artists create works which will engage and inspire viewers to contemplate and reflect on the vibrant spiritual traditions we share. 


45th Annual Utah Quilt Show

July 30, 2018 - ongoing

The artworks in this exhibition represent a partnership between the Springville Museum of Art and the Art Renewal Center, a premier exhibition venue for artists working in the classical tradition. Each year, one Utah artist is selected from their juried competition to be featured in the Museum in an effort to support and celebrate traditional Utah artists.

Art Renewal Center

June 27, 2018 - February 16, 2019

This exhibition explores the beginning of the Mormon Art & Belief Movement at Brigham Young University in the 1960s and ‘70s. This movement, unique and innovative for its time, included some of the first artistic expressions of the LDS faith, and would come to shape the robust future of Mormon Art. This exhibition features personal reflections of some of those involved in this artistic undertaking and highlights their perspectives of what formed this vital movement. 

Beginnings: The Mormon Art and Belief Movement

June 13, 2018 - November 30, 2018

The artworks of Roots and Branches explore the influence of family history on personal identity and how personal histories shape the way we will be understood by future generations.

Roots and Branches

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. 


Annual Spiritual & Religious Youth Art Competition

November 15, 2017 - ongoing

In celebration of the Museum's 80th birthday, we are excited to open a new exhibition reflecting on the narrative of this historic building. Photographs, blueprints, and memoirs gathered from the Springville community invite visitors to explore the history of the oldest art museum in Utah. 


SMA: Milestones and Memories

July 19, 2017 - June 19, 2021

Using works from the Springville Museum of Art's permanent collection, "Round Up" celebrates and examines the icons and ideals that shape the ongoing visions of the American West. 

Russian Stories, Soviet Ideals
January 21, 2015 - August 3, 2018

Russian Stories, Soviet Ideals is a fascinating exploration of the duality of the ideals of the centralized Soviet government and the realities of everyday life for the Russian (and non-Russian) people – politically, at work, at home, and on the land.