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Springville Museum of Art

Utah’s first museum for the visual arts, this beautiful Spanish Morrocan Style building would be worth visiting even if there were no art. Dedicated as a “Sanctuary of Beauty and a Temple of Contemplation ” by David O. McKay, the Museum houses over 2,000 works; 1,500 of which are Utah art. The impressive collection of 150 years of Utah fine art, twentieth century Soviet Socialist Realism and American art, and 15 exhibitions per year are displayed throughout 29 galleries.

Springville Museum of Art, Springville, Utah, Utah County, Fine Arts, History, Live Music Venue, LecturesThe history of the Museum began in 1903, with the donation of two works of art to Springville High School by Cyrus E. Dallin and John Hafen. Dallin became famous for his heroic depictions of the American Indian, and Hafen for his sensitively rendered impressionistic landscapes. In 1907 a number of Utah artist agreed to donate paintings to the school, including: James T. Harwood, John B. Fairbanks and Mahonri M. Young. The students became interested in art and collecting, and began purchasing paintings and sculpture through an “Art Queen” program. Each student paid a penny-per-vote. The girl with the most votes was named queen, and the funds were used to purchase artwork for the Museum’s collection.

Cultural and educational offerings at the Museum have expanded over time in response to community desire and need. A Paris Salon style exhibition was put on in 1921 by the High School students, which has continued as the Annual Spring Salon to this day.  In 1925 the Museum, then called the High School Art Gallery, became incorporated.  Generous donations from the Smart, Steed and Lund-Wassmer Collections have strengthened the Museum’s permanent collection.  By 1935 the collection had grown so much that the students and townspeople raised $100,000 during the Great Depression to construct the present facility.  The Museum has since been expanded and modernized with the addition of the Clyde Wing in 1965, and the George S. and Delores Dore Eccles Wing in 2004.  The latest addition doubled the size of the facility, adding 20,000 square feet to the Museum.

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Sunday Concert Series

Join us for an evening of music in the Museum’s beautiful Grand Gallery with our Sunday Concert Series. The Museum is open every Sunday from 3:00 to 6:00 pm, with the free Concert Series beginning at 5:00 pm on select Sundays every month. Please call for upcoming dates (489-2727). The Museum hosts these performances through the City of Springville.

Hours & Admission

The Museum is open Tuesday – Saturday 10am to 5pm, Wednesdays 10am to 9pm, and Sundays 3pm to 6pm. Closed Mondays and Holidays, except the first Monday monthly from 6pm to 8pm for Community & Family Night. Community & Family Night is not held the first Monday in January, July, or September. Admission is Free.

Springville’s Sunday Concert Series

Sunday Concert Series

Join us for an evening of music in the Museum’s beautiful Grand Gallery with our Sunday Concert Series. The Museum is open every Sunday from 3:00 to 6:00 pm, with the free Concert Series beginning at 5:00 pm on select Sundays every month.

Springville Museum of Art, Sunday Concert Series, Utah, Utah County, Utah Valley, Free, Acoustic, Bluegrass, Piano, Pianist, Classical MusicFebruary 20, 2011, 5 pm: Sunday Concert Series – Stephanie Talbot

Stephanie began her music career with piano lessons at the age of 5. For her Bachelors and Masters degree while at BYU she has studied private piano lessons with Dr. Jeffrey Shumway. Stephanie loves to volunteer in the community and has performed in elementary schools across the Salt Lake Valley to help publicize the International Gina Bacheaur Piano Competition, events for BYU, United Way of Utah County, The Lighted Candle Society, and the Provo Center Street Music Theater.

March 20, 2011, 5 pm: Sunday Concert Series – CrosStrung

“CrosStrung” is one of Utah’s newest up and coming Bluegrass and Celtic bands. Entertaining with their tight harmonies and hot instrumentals is what this fun family group is all about. The band enjoys performing a wide variety of bluegrass, celtic and acoustic music, adding their own unique style.
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Sunday, April 17, 2011 5 pm: Sunday Concert Series – Utah Lyric Opera
Enjoy an evening with the Utah Lyric Opera, featuring artists such as Christopher Holmes and Clara Hertado Lee in the Museum’s beautiful Grand Gallery.

April 30, 2011 Free Concert 2-3:30 pm
Amy Gabbitas (MM from BYU, clarinet), Stephanie Simper (BM from ASU, oboe), and Maria Heward (BM from BYU, piano), founders of the Timpanogos Chamber Music Society, are all accomplished on their respective instruments and have a desire to bring quality chamber music to Utah Valley. Come and enjoy an afternoon of beautiful music written for clarinet, oboe and piano in the exquisite Springville Art Museum.

Please call for upcoming dates (489-2727). The Museum hosts these performances through the City of Springville.

Free Sunday Music Concert

Red Desert Ramblers, Musical Artists, Utah, Celtic, Irish, Country, Bluegrass MusicEnjoy a musical performance by Red Desert Ramblers in Springville’s Art Museum’s Grand Gallery and enjoy Utah’s oldest Art Museum and beautiful architecture well you’re there.

Red Desert Ramblers is the PREMIER “Feel Good” band in Utah. Specializing in Bluegrass, Swing, Country, Folk and even an Irish or Scottish tune thrown in!

FREE Academy of Ballet’s Nutcracker

Nutcracker Ballet, Children's, Performing Arts, Creative DanceCommunity & Family Night

Come join us at Utah’s oldest Art Museum as we celebrate the holidays at our December Community and Family Night. Illustrator Bryan Beus will be our guest artist. We will then be honored to watch a shortened version of the Nutcracker, presented by the Academy of Ballet, following which will be a children’s art project. Come join us and feel the joy of the season!

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