Current Exhibits

Senior B.F.A. Capstone Exhibition
March 20 – May 5, 2018

Braithwaite Gallery and the Austin and Magda Jones Gallery at SUMA

The Senior B.F.A. Capstone Exhibition showcases the culmination of the undergraduate art studio experience for graduating students. It includes a written artist statement for each student and reveals the student’s ability to conceive, plan, and execute a body of work appropriate for a professional exhibition. This exhibit will include work from a variety of artistic disciplines: art education, graphic design, ceramics, sculpture, illustration, photography, painting, drawing, and printmaking.




Image Credit: Lissy Edwards
Corals in Red, Blue, and Green
Low-fire clay and glaze


Opening Reception
Thursday, March 22, 6-8 p.m.

Celebrate the opening of the B.F.A. Senior Capstone exhibition as these students prepare to graduate from 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, April 12, 12 p.m.

Join faculty and students from the SUU Department of Art and Design as they lead a walking tour of the annual B.F.A. Senior Capstone exhibition.




Image Credit: Jamie Louthan
Mixed Media


Art Insights: David Emitt Adams
March 20 – May 5, 2018

Grace Adams Tanner Gallery at SUMA

David Emitt Adams is an emerging photographer based in Tempe, Arizona. Born in Yuma, Arizona, he pursued a Bachelors of Fine Art degree from Bowling Green State University in Ohio and returned to Arizona for his Master of Fine Arts degree from Arizona State University. David is gaining attention as an artist, whose current practice engages historical media and uses them in an informed contemporary dialogue about photography’s past and present. His work has been exhibited throughout the United States and abroad, including established institutions such as the SOHO Photo Gallery in New York City and The Studio in London, England.

Art Insights Lecture
Thursday, April 19, 7 p.m.

Join David Emitt Adams for a lecture about his work and process. The Art Insights lecture series is free and open to the public.

Image Credit:
David Emitt Adams (U.S.)
Pumpjack Signal Hill


Our National Parks
March 20 – May 5, 2018

Jimmie Jones Gallery at SUMA

Jumpstart is a general education program at SUU that helps freshman complete thirteen general education courses in their first year of classes. English, Geology, Biology, Anthropology, Political Science, and Visual Art courses are integrated into learning environments that encourage the students to practically apply the education they are receiving. Jumpstart students go on field trips, develop digital travel essays, perform on-site labs, and create engaging works of art to provide practical application of what the students lean in the classroom.

Our National Parks is a collection of individual photographs taken by Southern Utah University Freshman Jumpstart students.

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).