Southern Utah Museum of Art

Current Exhibits

Art & Design Faculty Exhibition
January 16 – February 24, 2018

Southern Utah Museum of Art

The Art & Design Faculty Exhibition returns to SUMA and will feature the work of nearly 20 artists. The SUU Department of Art & Design will present the work of thirteen full-time faculty members, who practice in a variety of media including painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, fibers, digital, and graphic design. The exhibition will also showcase work by part-time adjunct faculty of the department. This year’s exhibition will also highlight the work of Susan Harris, professor of ceramics, who will be retiring from the university in May 2018.

The faculty exhibition is an opportunity for the community to view and celebrate the work of SUU’s distinguished faculty members, who have earned regional, national, and international recognition for excellence in their areas. The variety of this exhibition displays many different perspectives and features work from the functional to the abstract to the whimsical. There is something for everyone in the Art & Design Faculty Exhibition.

Image Credit: 
Susan Harris (U.S.)
Plate (Red and Purple), 2017
Loan from the artist, 2018

Opening Reception

Thursday, January 18, 6-8 p.m.

Celebrate the opening of the annual faculty exhibition as we welcome faculty and students back to Southern Utah University. The reception is free and open to the public. Sponsored in part by SUU Department of Art & Design as well as Friends of SUMA.

Gallery Talk
Thursday, February 1, 12 p.m.

Join faculty from the SUU Department of Art & Design as they lead a walking tour of the annual faculty exhibition.

Selected Works of Jimmie F. Jones

We have selected eight significant works of Jimmie F. Jones from our permanent collection to be on display through the end of the year.

Jimmie Jones was a beloved figure in the community with a wide circle of friends in both southern Utah and nationwide. He died peacefully at his home on December 5, 2009. Jones donated his final paintings, his house, and the copyright to his work to Southern Utah University to help fund the construction of the Southern Utah Museum of Art. Since the museum would not be a reality without his generous support, some refer to the museum as, "The house that Jimmie built."

Image: Jimmie Jones (U.S., b. 1933-2009)
Point Sublime, 2009
Oil on Linen, 54 x 120 in.
Purchased with funds from Southern Utah University, 2009

Our online store includes The Art and Life of Jimmie Jones, written by Jim Aton, notecards featuring images of Jimmie's final works, and custom-ordered gildées (reproductions of his work).