The Spring Salon was first held in 1922, begun by students and teachers of Springville High School who wanted to exhibit and promote original artwork. The Salon has been held annually since that time, except during World War II when fuel and other goods were rationed nationwide. The Springville Museum of Art continues the tradition today and invites all artists in Utah to participate in the 94th Annual Spring Salon. This exhibition is a juried competition that showcases the diversity and quality of contemporary Utah art.
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
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.
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.
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 - 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.