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Director's Welcome

Thank you for visiting the Springville Museum of Art’s website. We hope you will enjoy learning what our Museum is about.  Our elegant Spanish Colonial style building is a “A Sanctuary of Beauty and a Temple of Contemplation” as dedicated by David O. McKay in 1937. We hope you come to visit with those elements in mind as you experience our galleries and gardens.
Our mission is to foster the visual fine arts, which enhance life, nourish appreciation for our cultural heritage, and encourage critical thinking. We also want to promote a deeper understanding of the creative process. We believe in beauty, quality, and the Classical-Renaissance aesthetic paradigm of our founders John Hafen and Cyrus E. Dallin.   Our permanent collections focus on the history of Utah visual fine art, and twentieth century Russian and American Realism, but we also share contemporary works that delight the eye and the spirit.
Whether you are a regular visitor or coming for the first time, you will find within our permanent collections, special exhibitions, educational programs and events, something that will speak to your soul. You may be surprised at what you will find as we bring Collections and Community together through Connections to daily life experience. We might just become your favorite art museum.
If you have unanswered questions, or wish to give suggestions on how we can better serve the public, please contact us by email or phone. We hope you will find our website helpful in planning your visit to the Museum. We invite our diverse community of families, students, artists, and all those who love the arts, to come visit in person our ‘hidden treasure’ of an art museum.
A perusal of our website will keep you informed on what is happening at the Museum. Discoveries will come as you research our digital permanent collection gallery, learn about Utah and Soviet artists, utilize our vast and varied resources for educators, scan our latest newsletter, or make a donation and become a member. It is now so easy to become part of the Springville Museum of Art community.
Warm regards,
Dr. Rita R. Wright
Museum Director
February 28, 2017
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