Southern Utah Museum of Art

Education Programming

K-12 Education

SUMA is continuing its partnership with SUU's Garth & Jerri Frehner Museum of Natural History for the 2016-2017 K-12 Education Program.

Program:        Preservation

Cost:              Free

Days:             Tuesday - Friday

Time:              9:30 - 11:30 am

The topic for this year's education program is preservation. Students will spend one hour at each museum, learning what preservation is and discussing ways to protect their personal collections at home. As students move between the two spaces, they will draw connections between the arts and sciences, concentrating on the ways both art and science preserve objects, ideas, and memories. 

Garth & Jerri Frehner Museum of Natural History

Students will journey through Utah's ecosystems during their tour of the Frehner Museum. Using local National Parks as examples, students will learn about how ecosystems can both function and fail. The fundamental concepts of science will be taught through hands-on activities.

Southern Utah Museum of Art

While visiting SUMA, students have the opportunity to not only view the art on display, but also gain an in-depth understanding on how museums work. After exploring the exhibits, students will participate in a creative activity in the SUMA classroom where they craft their own museum-in-a-box and preserve what is important to them.

Please contact for more information or to schedule a tour.

Educational Vision

The educational vision of SUMA is to be the first nationally accredited art museum staffed by graduate and undergraduate students in a shared research, learning and applied environment mentored by the faculty, administration and staff of SUU and community volunteers. SUU students will have an opportunity to develop and implement creative and innovative outreach programs that will enhance the arts education experiences of thousands of K-12 student from throughout the region.

SUMA is designed to serve as a model laboratory for collections and exhibition research, educational programming, public school outreach and empirical evaluation of the visitor experience. The SUMA classroom is dedicated to educational programs in service to the museum, its mission and activities.