Sunrise over the Southern Utah Museum of Art

About

SUMA

The Southern Utah Museum of Art, on the campus of Southern Utah University, features the artwork of regional artists known for their landscapes, faculty and student artists from the SUU Department of Art & Design, as well as emerging and distinguished artists from around the country. Strengths of the nearly 2,000-object permanent collection include the body of work by Jimmie F. Jones that exemplifies his notable career in the region, as well as a robust collection of prints featuring well-known artists such as Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Salvador Dalí, Katsushika Hokusai, Thomas Hart Benton, and others. Part of the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts, which also includes the Utah Shakespeare Festival, SUMA is free and open to the public.

Mission Statement

As an educational and cultural resource, the Southern Utah Museum of Art strives to foster engagement and experiential learning for students of Southern Utah University, as well as communities across the region through its permanent collections, diverse exhibitions, and participatory experiences.

Hours

Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Thursdays 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

SUMA is closed during all Southern Utah University holidays. Below are a list of University holidays for the 2018-2019 academic year:

  • Independence Day: Wednesday, July 4th
  • Pioneer Day: Tuesday, July 24th
  • Labor Day: Monday, September 3th
  • Thanksgiving: Thursday, November 22nd and Friday, November 23rd
  • Christmas Eve & Day: Monday, December 24th and Tuesday, December 25th
  • New Years Eve & Day: Monday, December 31st and Tuesday, January 1st
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Monday, January 21st
  • President's Day: Monday, February 18th
  • Memorial Day: Monday, May 27th

SUMA is also closed additional days for gallery rotations:

  • October 1—12 

Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts

The Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts will incorporate visual arts, live theatre and dynamic arts education on the SUU campus. The Beverley, a year-round cultural destination, will include the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s new Engelstad Shakespeare Theatre, the Eileen and Allen Anes Studio Theatre, and the Festival’s offices and studios, as well as SUMA.

Map of the Beverley Taylor Sorensen Center for the Arts

Parking

Parking for the museum is in the open lot on the northwest corner of 300 West and University Boulevard. For a map, visit the SUU Campus Map.

Advisory Board

The SUMA Advisory Board is selected and appointed by SUU. The members represent both SUU and the community. The Founding Board is as follows:

  • Chair - Joanne Brattain (Community) 
  • Vice-Chair - Jeff Hanson (SUU) 
  • Secretary - Jennifer Oberhelman (SUU) 
  • Programming Chair - Diane Strachan (Community) 
  • Programming Co-Chair - Samuel Davis (SUU)
  • Volunteer Chair - Roland Gow (Community) 
  • Elementary Education - Alisa Petersen (SUU) 
  • Collections Chair - Susan Harris (SUU) 
  • Development - Kathy LaFave (Community) 
  • Friends Chair - Colette Cox (Community) 
  • Marketing - Maria Twitchell (Community) 

Ex-Officio

  • Jessica Farling (SUU), Director of SUMA
  • Shauna Mendini (SUU), Dean of the College of Performing and Visual Arts
  • Donna Law (SUU), Development Director
  • Rachel Parker (SUU), Director of the Arts Administration Programs