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.

Community Creates with Eric Brown: Life Drawing

Second Tuesdays, 6 - 9 p.m.

SUMA Main Gallery

SUMA is proud to introduce a life drawing class led by Eric Brown, SUU Professor of Art. Classes will feature one undraped model for each session in a number of different poses for you to practice drawing with different media. Each session will feature a new model, so attendees may want to consider attending all four sessions.
Registration is required due to limited availability. Discounts are available for Friends of SUMA and SUMA Sidekicks members.
Please email for your access code.


Gallery Talk: 2021 Art & Design Faculty Exhibition

January 22, 5-6 p.m.


Join select faculty members from the SUU Department of Art & Design for a walking tour of this biennial exhibition. The artists will answer questions about their work and process, granting deeper insight into the exhibition.


Black History Month Film Screening

February 23, 6-7 p.m.

Sharwin Smith Student Center, Church Auditorium 

Join Southern Utah Museum of Art for a screening of Art21 segments in celebration of Black History Month! Featured artists include Kerry James Marshall and LaToya Ruby Frazier. In addition to the short films, the 45-minute program will include remarks from Randall Cabe and Rheana Gardner. This is a free event—no registration required. For more information, please contact

A.P.E.X. Lecture: Cara Despain

February 25, 11:30 a.m.

Hunter Conference Center, Great Hall

SUMA is teaming up with A.P.E.X. and the Grace A. Tanner Center at SUU to host Cara Despain, artist behind From Dust, for a public talk on Thursday, February 25 at 11:30 a.m. in the Great Hall of the Hunter Conference Center.
For more information, please visit

Art+Wellness: Meditation

April 5, 12, 19, 26; 6-7 p.m.


Start your week off in the right mindset by joining SUMA for an Art + Wellness: Meditation Series. Every Monday evening in the month of April, participate in a guided meditation that will help reset your focus and wellbeing for the week ahead. Space is limited to 15 participants age 18 or older.
Each session is free for SUMA Sidekicks and Friends of SUMA members or $5 for not-yet members. Reserve your spot today!

Art Adventure - Day Trip to Nevada's Famous Earthwork Installation Art

Double Negative, Seven Magic Mountains, and Jean Dry Lake

April 17, departing 8 a.m.

Join the museum on an adventure down to Nevada to see a monumental Earthwork and installation art! The itinerary will begin with a stop at Double Negative by Michael Heizer, which is located on Mormon Mesa. Then, attendees will travel to Las Vegas to see Ugo Rondinone’s Seven Magic Mountains, now a permanent installation . Located near Jean Dry Lake, Seven Magic Mountains will be a launching point for examining one of the earliest works of Land art by Heizer called Rift 1, which no longer exists. Participants will learn about the history of land art and the artists Heizer and Rondinone on the trip.
Standard price: $35
Members Discount: $30
Sidekick Discount: $20