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

Thursdays: June 28, July 26, August 30, September 27
4-5 p.m.

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, 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, $5 for members, and $10 for not-yet members. Classes are limited to 25 participants and are first-come, first-serve.



SUMA After Hours

Final Fridays: June 29, July 27, August 31
5-8 p.m.

In conjunction with Cedar City Arts Council’s Final Friday Art Walks, SUMA After Hours presents fun and engaging adult programming for students and community members ages 18+. From live performances and stand up comedy to hands-on arts activities, participants can experience a different side of the museum, perfect for a casual evening with friends or a date. These events are free and open to the public.

June 29: Watercolor

Inspired by George Dibble’s watercolor exhibition, this SUMA After Hours includes watercolor demonstrations and the opportunity for attendees to create their own watercolor artworks. Enjoy live music from local band Apollo's Army and beverages on the Sam and Diane Stewart Family Foundation Plaza.

July 27: Jewelry

For this SUMA After Hours, Cedar City jeweler, Valerie Smith, will lead a wire jewelry-making workshop. Participants will create their own metal wire jewelry inspired by the organic shapes found in James Surls’ sculptures. Enjoy live music by local band, Wilhelm, and beverages on the Sam and Diane Stewart Family Foundation Plaza.

August 31: Comedy

SUMA After Hours promises to be a night of laughs. Enjoy improv comedy in the galleries, as well as some fun, hands-on art activities and games.

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.

Saturday, August 11
10 a.m.-1 p.m.

For this event, participants will gain inspiration from the beautiful wildflowers at Cedar Breaks National Monument to create their own plein air paintings. We will meet at Cedar Breaks National Monument at the Chessman Ridge Overlook, where Cedar City plein air painter Mona Woolsey will lead participants in basic plein air painting tips. Canvas boards and painting supplies will be provided. This program is $15 for SUU students and members and $20 for not-yet members. Space is limited to 25 participants and registration is required.  

This event is sponsored by Cedar Breaks National Monument.

Art Insights

Select Tuesdays, 7 p.m.
Southern Utah Museum of Art

Art Insights is hosted during the fall and spring semesters by the SUU Department of Art & Design. Students and community members are invited to meet at SUMA to experience presentations and talks by a number of visiting artists and arts professionals who share their work and insights. The Art Insights lecture series is free and open to the public.


Art Insights for the spring 2018 semester has ended. Please check back in October for fall dates.