The Noorda

We believe the arts transform you. The Noorda Center for the Performing Arts celebrates wonder by engaging world-class artists and performers. Through collaboration that inspires professionals and students alike, the venue invites audiences to encounter artists in unexpected ways. At The Noorda, you will have powerful experiences that will send you on the path to discovering new ways of thinking and feeling.

We invite you to enjoy high caliber artists from around the world, as well as performances by our very own phenomenally talented UVU students in this arts hub at the center of the Utah Valley campus and community. Be inspired. Be transformed.

Museum of Art

After twenty-two years, The UVU Museum of Art is excited to announce its new location at Lakemount Manor. The new museum is made possible by a generous gift from the Bastian family. This former home of Melanie Bastian will become an arts learning hub for everyone in the community.

The mission of The Museum furthers the appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts for the general public by fostering critical thinking and visual literacy through the interdisciplinary exploration of art, ideas, and experience.

Until the new museum opens at Lakemount Manor, exhibitions, including student and faculty exhibitions, will continue to be virtual and available for viewing.

Engaged Learning

Engaged learning opportunities abound in The School of the Arts at UVU! These opportunities allow students to interact with, ask questions of, and perform alongside seasoned professionals in their chosen field, providing a distinct advantage to advance their careers when they graduate.

 

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Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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Land Acknowledgement

Utah Valley University acknowledges that we gather on land sacred to all Indigenous people who came before us in this vast crossroads region. The University is committed to working in partnership—as enacted through education and community activities—with Utah’s Native Nations comprising: the San Juan Southern Paiute, Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah, Uintah & Ouray Reservation of the Northern Ute, Skull Valley Goshute, Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation, Northwestern Band of Shoshone Nation, Hopi Tribe, Navajo Nation, Ute Mountain Ute-White Mesa Community, and urban Indian communities. We recognize these Native Nations and their continued connections with traditional homelands, mountains, rivers, and lakes as well as their sovereign relationships with state and federal governments. We honor their collective memory and continued physical and spiritual presence. We revere their resilience and example in preserving their connections to the Creator and to all their relations, now and in the future.

With this statement comes responsibility and accountability. We resolve to follow up with actionable items to make the School of the Arts at UVU and The Noorda Center for the Performing Arts an inclusive, equitable, and just space for all. There is much work to be done, and we are committed to putting these words into practice.