Southern Utah Museum of Art

K-12 Programs

Interested in bringing the museum to your students during the 2020-21 school year? Read below about SUMA on the Go or send us an email at today! 

SUMA is designed to serve as a model laboratory for collections and exhibition research, educational programming, public school outreach and empirical evaluation of the visitor experience. The SUMA classroom is dedicated to educational programs in service to the museum, its mission and activities.


SUMA on the Go

Due to the closure of the Frehner Museum of Natural History, and SUMA’s commitment to ensure the safety of staff, students, and visitors alike, in-person tours at the museum have been modified. While we will miss seeing you in the museum, we still want to provide an educational experience for K-12 students in Iron County, that’s why we are taking SUMA on the go. Every teacher that signs up for a tour will receive an art supplies kit and instructions to access a video for a virtual tour of the gallery and activity instructions. We will drop the kit off the week of your sign up, and you can have a SUMA tour experience in your own classroom! If you have any questions, please email

The fall 2020 activity and virtual tour will be centered around our fall exhibitions, Right Here, Right Now and Work in Progress. Both of these exhibitions are centered around Better Days 2020, marking the 150th anniversary of women's suffrage in Utah and the 100th anniversary of the19th amendment of our Country’s Constitution. The exhibition Right Here Right Now celebrates and acknowledges the significance of these anniversaries by honoring the contributions of the past, while highlighting the voices and expressions of women today. The Work in Progress Mural is a community-based project, driven by artist Jann Haworth and collaged by Liberty Blake. It consists of over 300 stencil portraits created by more than 250 local and national contributors, most of whom are self-confessed non-artists. The mural features an international crowd of women both historical and contemporary, being recognized as catalysts for change in the arts, sciences, and social activism.


SUMA is an educational museum. As part of an artist's learning, they study the human figure to learn how to best represent the human form in two- and three- dimensional art. Exhibitions in our museum may contain representations of the nude human figure, so we encourage concerned educators to preview the exhibition or contact with any questions or concerns regarding what will be displayed in the gallery during your tour.

Please complete the form below to sign up for a tour. Once your request has been processed, we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Please contact us if interested in receiving support to cover your costs of travel to the museum. 

Please contact us if interested in receiving support to cover your costs of travel to the museum.