Current Exhibitions

December 2, 2017 - January 6, 2018

With the holiday season swiftly approaching, we are excited to announce this year’s Annual Spiritual & Religious Youth Art Competition.  This exhibition, formerly known as the Annual Christmas Lamb Art Show exhibition, sponsored by Ingrid F. Nemelka and the Nemelka family, 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 focused on symbols of the season. 

Annual Spiritual & Religious Youth Art Competition

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

October 18, 2017 - January 10, 2018

This juried exhibition 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. 



October 18, 2017 - January 10, 2018

Sacred Spaces: Archetypes and Symbols, a curated invitational, will run concurrently with the 32nd Annual Spiritual and Religious Art of Utah exhibition. For this exhibition, SMA invited 35 contemporary Utah artists to exhibit works exploring some of the archetypes and symbols that are associated with Sacred Spaces. 



August 23, 2017 - May 19, 2018

“Wit & Whimsy: off the deep end” features the humorous, witty and whimsical artwork of 12 contemporary Utah artists. These surprising and relatable works vary in style, subject matter, and tone but all use humor and quirkiness as a way to comment on shared human experiences. 

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. 

Sanctuaries of Mind
September 1, 2015 - Summer 2019

 In this exhibition, works of art from the Museum’s permanent collection are presented in three categories: External Sanctuaries, Sanctuaries of Daily Experience, and Sanctuaries Within. 

Russian Stories, Soviet Ideals
January 21, 2015 - June 1, 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.