Our Mission

The Museum enhances the University’s academic mission and 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.

To realize our mission we:

Engage

  • Audiences through shared experiences with art.
  • Community organizations to create a stronger sense of place through art.
  • Current and future patrons of the arts in Utah County and beyond.
  • Diverse audiences, including: Students and faculty, the broader University community, the local community, the State of Utah, and the arts and cultural community,

Inspire

  • Arts learning through exhibitions, programs, and teaching
  • Interdisciplinary partnerships that embrace our role as a university and a community art museum.
  • Progressive art education programming for the public of all ages through collaborative programming and exhibitions.

Champion

  • Excellence in visual arts research, teaching, interpretation, exhibition, and programming.
  • Exhibition, interpretation, and creation of artwork as a means of raising awareness about social, political, economic, and environmental issues facing our society.
  • Development and preservation of collections in accordance with museum standards and best practices.

Museum Staff

Portrait of Lisa Anderson

Lisa Anderson

Director / Curator

LAnderson@uvu.edu

801.863.6743 | MS: 256
Portrait of Jessica Kramer

Jessica Kramer

Registrar

JKramer@uvu.edu

801.863.6470 | MS: 256
Portrait of Susan Brodeur

Susan Brodeur

Graphics

SBrodeur@uvu.edu

801.863.6741 | MS: 256
Portrait of Raquel Gibson

Raquel Gibson

Assistant Registrar

RGibson@uvu.edu

MS: 256
Portrait of Lisa Jensen

Lisa Jensen

Student Worker

MS: 256
Portrait of Taylor Wright

Taylor Wright

Staff

MS: 256

History

The Woodbury Museum of Art exists out of the generosity of Orin and Wally Woodbury. Their gracious donation of funds sought to create an art museum for the campus of Utah Valley University. The museum has been in operation since 2002.

Since it’s inception, the museum has collected over 600 works of art and has accrued five named collections. Together, these works create the Permanent Collection and are displayed periodically on a rotating timeline. As a publicly focused department of Utah Valley University, the museum involves artists, local stakeholders, new audiences, students and faculty in arts learning exhibitions and programs.

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