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Mission Statement



The purpose of the Springville Museum of Art is to provide quality life-affirming art, cultural and educational opportunities to the community of Springville (Utah's Art City), the arts community, students and educators, and the public at large.

The Museum encourages our youth to develop into thoughtful individuals and caring human beings. We recognize the seed of potential within each individual and seek to nurture growth through the creative process, positive cultural values, an acquaintance with excellence, and a belief in the beauty of life. We emphasize art, asymmetrically balanced toward traditional aesthetic values, though we also understand and appreciate visionary and modernist art. To this end, the Museum plays a unique role in Utah and the Intermountain West.

The Museum supports the vision of its founders, embodied in the belief that the absolutes of truth, beauty and pathos, sensitivity and power of fine art are to "refine the minds of youth and build character in all people," [John Hafen] and that "art is a necessity for a well ordered life" [Cyrus E. Dallin]. Our goal is to promote the Museum as "a sanctuary of beauty and a temple of contemplation" [David O. McKay].

Read our Supporting Objectives
 
Read our Community Standards & Values
Mahonri Young,
Portrait of John Hafen
 
Lee Green Richards,
Portrait of Cyrus Dallin
 
July 28, 2014
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