The monomyth or Hero’s Journey is used to describe similarities in structure between stories and myths from various traditions, cultures and time periods. This invitational, in conjunction with the 33rd Annual Spiritual and Religious Art Show, will guide visitors through the stages of the Hero’s Journey as they encounter spiritual and religious works of art depicting the different phases and elements of the monomyth.
This exhibition explores the beginning of the Mormon Art & Belief Movement at Brigham Young University in the 1960s and ‘70s. This movement, unique and innovative for its time, included some of the first artistic expressions of the LDS faith, and would come to shape the robust future of Mormon Art. This exhibition features personal reflections of some of those involved in this artistic undertaking and highlights their perspectives of what formed this vital movement.
The artworks of Roots and Branches explore the influence of family history on personal identity and how personal histories shape the way we will be understood by future generations.
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.
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.