Southern Utah Museum of Art

Current Exhibits

In keeping with SUMA's mission, "to exhibit, collect, and preserve historic and contemporary works of art significant to the interior American West," the exhibitions at SUMA will include a wide variety of subject and art forms. Several individual galleries will allow SUMA to host traveling exhibits from around the world, a special collection of the work of Utah artist Jimmie Jones, and feature rotating exhibits from the permanent collections. During the academic year, SUMA will regularly exhibit work of Southern Utah University’s Art and Design students and faculty.

Permanent Exhibits

Jimmie Jones (1933-2009) – The Final Paintings

These 15 paintings comprise the very best of Jones’ work and were part of Jimmie’s gift to SUU, a gift which was the cornerstone of SUMA. Jones’ paintings of Zion and the Grand Canyon have given him the title of southern Utah’s premier landscape painter.

SUU College of Performing and Visual Arts (CPVA) Current Student Work

A revolving exhibit in all media of SUU Art and Design graduate and undergraduate student work is on display in the Rocki Alice Gallery.

May 4 - July 1, 2017 - Michael Plyler: Highland Maya of Guatemala

Experience the traditions of the Guatemalan people when you visit the Highland Maya of Guatemala. This exhibit incorporates 56 images of people and cultural icons in the Guatemalan region and is arranged by the language that is spoken in each area. Each image transports you to a village that brings to light the daily life of these people. The images were taken in the early 1980’s through the 2000’s. 


May 9 - June 30, 2017 - SUMA Education Exhibition

The SUMA Education Exhibit celebrates and reflects on the numerous educational programs offered in SUMA’s first year of operation. In partnership with the Garth and Jerri Frehner Museum of Natural History, artsFUSION, and the Beverley Center for the Arts, thousands of area students have participated in creative activities within our new space. Displayed in the gallery are examples of student artworks created through these activities, as well as information about how to become involved in the future.