Southern Utah Museum of Art

Current Exhibits

Art Insights: Sally Strand — October 31 - January 6, 2018

Public Talk: Thursday, November 2, 7:00 p.m.

A native of Colorado now residing in California, Sally Strand has been exhibiting professionally as an artist for over 35 years. Strand was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2007, the highest commendation of the Pastel Society of America, New York. She is the recipient of numerous top awards, including the PSA Master Pastelist distinction and the IAPS Master Circle Honor. Her solo exhibitions in galleries and museums include a one-person retrospective of pastel and oil paintings at the Bakersfield Museum of Art in California.

Strand's current body of work, painted with oil and pastels on canvas and paper, depicts moments in everyday life as experienced by the people she finds most significant. Her paintings have subtle, suggestive narratives: singular moments of life in the world, slices of daily life, the implied passage of time.​

Sally Strand              Painting by Sally Strand
Image Credit:
Sally Strand (U.S.)
Mother, Myself, 2013
Oil on canvas, 24 x 36 in.
Loan from the artist, 2017

Native American Art from the Permanent Collection

November 14, 2017 - January 6, 2018

Braithwaite Gallery


November is Native American Heritage Month, a time to celebrate the rich tradition and history as well as the important contributions of Native people.

​To participate in this national event, the Southern Utah Museum of Art is exhibiting Native art from the permanent collection. The installation highlights significant artists such as Allan Houser, Harrison Begay, and R.C. Gorman.




Image: Allan Houser (U.S., Chiricahua Apache, 1914-1994)
Apache Dancers, 1952
Serigraph, 29 x 23 in.

Winter Wonderland: Staff Picks from the Permanent Collection
November 14, 2017 - January 6, 2018

Austin and Magda Jones Gallery

This holiday season, the staff at the Southern Utah Museum of Art have organized a winter-themed exhibition with works from the permanent collection. Several works have never been seen by the public or have not been displayed in decades. The installation highlights artists such as Grant Wood, Jimmie Jones, and a series of prints inspired by the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. 

Image: ​Jimmie Jones (U.S., 1933-2009)
Snow on the Great White Throne, 2009
Oil on linen, 52 x 42 in.
Gift of the artist, 2009

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).