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

Monday-Saturday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

SUMA is closed during select Southern Utah University holidays. During summer 2019, SUMA will be open during regular hours for Memorial Day, Independence Day, Pioneer Day, and Labor Day. 

SUMA is also closed additional days for gallery rotations:

  • September 7, 2019
  • October 6 — 11, 2019

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:

  • Joanne Brattain, Board Chair (Cedar City, UT) 
  • Carrie Trenholm, Board Vice Chair (Cedar City, UT)
  • Roland Gow, Board Secretary (Cedar City, UT)
  • Colette Cox (Cedar City, UT) 
  • Donn Jersey (Utah Shakespeare Festival)
  • Teresa Jordan (Virgin, UT)
  • Bonnie Phillips (Salt Lake City, UT)
  • Billy Clouse (SUU Student Representative)

Ex-Officio

  • Jessica Farling, SUMA Director/Curator
  • Shauna Mendini, SUU Dean of the College of Performing and Visual Arts
  • Marvin Dodge, SUU VP of Finance & Administration