University Programs

Students in front of the SUMA building
Being a university-based art museum, the students of Southern Utah University are the museum’s primary audience. SUMA offers a wide range of programs for the university, including student internships, special student events, and more. Students are invited to engage in activities such as the Art Insights lecture series and new programs like SUMA Happenings and Art Adventures. All of the programs are offered free of charge unless otherwise noted.

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Art Insights

Select Thursdays, 7 p.m.
Southern Utah Museum of Art
Art Insights is hosted during the fall and spring semesters by the SUU Department of Art and 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.
Lettering artist Becca Clason

January 11: Becca Clason
January 25: Sam Chung
February 8: Kimberly Shelby
February 22: Art and 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 


Yoga at SUMA

Thursdays: May 31, June 28, July 26, August 30
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 $5 for students and members and $10 for not-yet members. Classes are limited to 25 participants and are first-come, first-serve.




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.