Current Exhibitions

February 3, 2018 - March 23, 2018

The Utah All-State Annual High School Art show, now in its 46th year, provides a forum for high school juniors and seniors from across the state to exhibit their artwork in a professional museum setting.   Students from every high school in Utah are invited to participate, and those that choose to enter must frame their artwork, write artist statements, and submit to the jury process.  For many, this is their first exposure to a competitive exhibition but will be very similar to something they may encounter in their future careers.  

46th Annual Utah All-State High School Art Show

January 17, 2018 - June 2, 2018

Speaking Volumes |Transforming Hate showcases the diverse work of more than thirty artists who have transformed thousands of controversial white supremacist books into uplifting works of art. This stunning exhibition challenges and moves visitors with its thought-provoking and occasionally humorous collection of artwork, and provides honest opportunities to address discrimination in our communities and racism in America. Image: Clarissa Sligh, detail from Triptych , 2007

Speaking Volumes: Transforming Hate

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

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.