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.

Art Adventures

Select Saturdays, 9 a.m.
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.

February 10: Double Negative by Michael Heizer

Attendees will meet at SUMA to travel to Nevada to see a work of land art by Michael Heizer called Double Negative. Created between 1969 and 1970, the work is located in Moapa Valley near Overton. Transportation and lunch will be provided. This program is $15 for SUU students, $25 for members, and $35 for not-yet members. Space is limited and registration is required. Registration forms will be provided soon.

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April 14: Kolob Canyon at Zion National Park

Attendees will meet up at the Timber Creek Overlook Trailhead at Kolob Canyon to learn from Kelly Chuning, Zion Student Artist-in-Residence and photography major at Southern Utah University. The landscape of southern Utah has inspired many artists over the past century. Kelly will offer tips and tricks for landscape photography as the group explores Kolob Canyon. Water and snacks will be provided. Space is limited and registration is required. Registration forms will be provided soon.

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Lunch and Learn

Select Tuesdays, 12 p.m.
Beverley Taylor Sorenson Classroom

The Lunch and Learn series will allow the campus and community to come together at SUMA to learn more about art history and art appreciation. Topics this semester will highlight installation art and modern sculpture as the museum prepares for the summer exhibition. Attendees are invited to bring a brownbag to these lunchtime talks. Drinks and dessert will be provided.

February 13: Dr. Andrew Marvick

Join Dr. Andrew Marvick, SUU Professor of Art History, as he discusses the history and meaning behind installation artists such as Marcel Duchamp, Ai Weiwei, Robert Smithson, and Spencer Finch.




April 10: Jessica Farling

Join Jessica Farling, director/curator at SUMA, as she discusses the history behind modern sculpture by examining artists such as Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Alexander Calder, and James Surls.




Melody in the Museum

Select Tuesdays, 12 p.m.
Southern Utah Museum of Art
The Melody in the Museum series is a cooperative effort between the SUU Department of Music and the museum. Please join us on your lunch hour for these 30-minute concerts performed by SUU faculty or students.


February 27
April 24




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.