Oct 12, 2022 - Jan 11, 2023

James Knox, Sunset, Coney Island

“Offering sanctuary is a revolutionary act; it expresses love, when others offer scorn or hate.  It recognizes humanity, when other deny and seek to debase it.  Sanctuary says ‘we’ rather than ‘I’.  It is belonging – the building block of community.”  - Diane Kalen-Sukra

 Sanctuaries are meaningful spaces where we seek refuge from our daily troubles and concerns. For this exhibition we invited members of our local Springville community and the larger Utah religious community to choose a work of art from our Permanent Collection that represents sanctuary to them. On these walls you will find their answers and writings about where they find peace, solace, and community. 

In the center of the gallery you'll find a  a meditative space where you can ponder the artwork. We invite you to experience the Museum’s dedication as a “sanctuary of beauty and temple of contemplation” and find meaning and peace here. 

Image: James Knox, Sunset, Coney Island, 1930, oil on canvas