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.

Rocky canyon

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.

Purchase Tickets for Double Negative

Photo by Todd Stewart, Associate Professor of Art, Technology, and Culture at the University of Oklahoma

Student overlooking red hills

April 14: Snow Canyon State Park

During this event, participants will meet at Butterfly Trailhead in Snow Canyon State Park at 9 a.m. Parking is at the South Entrance and costs between $2-$6. After introductions, we will hike to the Petrified Sand Dunes to discuss photography basics with Kelly Chuning, Zion Student Artist-in-Residence and photography major at Southern Utah University. Please wear hiking or walking shoes and bring your cameras and tripods if you own them. Water and snacks will be provided. Space is limited and registration is required.

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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.

Dr. Andrew Marvick

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.

Jessica Farling

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
Student playing the piano
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.

Becca Clason

January 11: Becca Clason
January 25: Sam Chung
February 8: Kimberly Shelby
February 22: Art & Design Students
March 1: Erika Schultz
March 8: Vanessa and Ron Lemen
April 5: Stuart Robinson
April 19: David Emitt Adams

Image: Lettering Artist Becca Clason