Adult Programs

Our friends and neighbors in Iron County are a vital part of what makes the Southern Utah Museum of Art a cultural center in our community. The mission of the Learning and Experiences team is to champion participation in the arts through participatory learning and experiences for people of all ages. Adults in our community are invited to experience SUMA through programs like Art Adventures, Lunch and Learn, Melody in the Museum, and the Art Insights lecture series.

Yoga at SUMA

Select Mondays at 6 p.m.
January 14
February 4
March 4
April 8

Individuals practicing Yoga at SUMA

Our Yoga at SUMA series brings the practice of yoga into SUMA's open gallery spaces. Led by Cedar Yoga Space owner and instructor, Rebecca Simms, and instructor Ivy Kiley, these hour-long classes are for all abilities and levels. No experience is necessary. Please bring your own mat. This program is free for students, $6 for SUMA and Cedar Yoga Space members, and $12 for not-yet members. Classes are limited to 25 participants and are first-come, first-served.


Faculty Focus: Workshop Series

Tuesdays in February, 7 p.m.


Get better acquainted with the faculty members of the SUU Department of Art & Design through a new program called Faculty Focus. Attendees of the workshop series will be able to experience hands-on learning in a variety of media represented in the current faculty exhibition. Registration is required and the workshops are limited to 25 people.

February 5 - Drawing/Watercolor with Yidan Guo
February 12 - Ceramics with Jason Walker
February 19 - Photography with Sam Davis & Rheana Reeves
February 26 - Letterpress with Jeff Hanson


SUU Students & SUMA Members: $25 per class or $75 for entire series
Not-yet Members: $30 per class or $100 for entire series

Registration can be completed on Eventbrite

SUMA Members and Sidekicks can email for a special discount code. 

Eventbrite - Faculty Focus: Workshop Series


Art Adventures

Select Saturdays
Off-site and Outdoors

Inspired by the former Art Hikes program, Art Adventures is a new program for those interested in getting outside and getting inspired. From day-trips to nearby meet-ups, Art Adventures will explore the connection between art and nature.

Troublemakers Film Screening
Thursday, February 28
6 p.m.
Church Auditorium - SUU Student Center

Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art explores the history of Land art in the early 1960s and late 1970s. The film includes rare footage and interviews with artists such as Michael Heizer, Nancy Holt, and Robert Smithson who created Double Negative, Sun Tunnels, and Spiral Jetty. This will kick off SUMA’s upcoming exhibits and programs involving land art. Join us in our Art Adventure to Spiral Jetty and Sun Tunnels in Fall 2019!


Plein Air with Arlene Braithwaite
Saturday, April 6
9 a.m.
Jimmie Jones' House / Studio

jimmie-jones-houseFor this event, participants will learn about Jimmie Jones and gain inspiration from nature to create plein air pastel drawings. Jones biographer, Jim Aton, will teach participants about Jimmie Jones' life and legacy, and local Cedar City artist, Arlene Braithwaite, will lead participants in drawing and composition techniques to capture the beauty of the landscape Jimmie Jones painted. Participants will meet at SUMA and transportation will be provided to Jimmie Jones' house and studio.

SUMA will provide water and snacks, but participants are encouraged to bring their own lunch. Space is limited to 25 participants and registration is required.

Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite.

SUU Students: $5
SUMA Members: $5
Not-yet Members: $10

Melody in the Museum

Friday, March 29, 12 p.m. 

Join select faculty members and students from the SUU Department of Music for a noontime concert in the gallery as we continue to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the College of Performing & Visual Arts.