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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Community Creates with Eric Brown:

Life Drawing

Second Tuesdays, 6 - 9 p.m.

SUMA Main Gallery

SUMA is proud to continue our life drawing classes led by Eric Brown, SUU Professor of Art. Classes will feature one either draped or undraped model for each session in a number of different poses for you to practice drawing with different media. Each session will feature a new model, so attendees may want to consider attending all four sessions. The May and July models will be draped, while the June and August models will be undraped. Registration is required due to limited availability.
Discounts are available for Friends of SUMA and SUMA Sidekicks members.
Please email for your access code.


Standard Ticket - $15
Friends of SUMA Member - $10
SUMA Sidekick - Free

Tickets are available on Eventbrite


Second Saturdays at SUMA (Formerly Family Days)

Second Saturdays, 2 p.m.

SUMA Plaza

Families and friends in the community are invited to join SUMA for a hands-on art activity on the SUMA plaza. Share your works of art with us on Instagram by tagging us @suma_museum and using #SUMAsuu 

Family Day at SUMA








August 14: Utah Rocks!

Utah is turning 125 this year, so we'll be creating art inspired by our unique geology.

September 11: Sun & Stars at SUMA

In coordination with the Cedar Breaks Astronomy Festival, we will explore the art we can make using the sun and stars. 


SUMA After Hours

July 30, August 27, September 24;

5-8 p.m.

SUMA Plaza and Gallery

In conjunction with Cedar City Arts Council’s Final Friday Art Walks, SUMA After Hours presents fun and engaging programming for students and community members. With live performances on the Sam and Diane Stewart Family Foundation Plaza, art exhibitions in the gallery, and activities for all ages, participants can experience a different side of the museum, perfect for a casual evening with friends or a date downtown. This program series is free and open to the public.


Hotdog Day

Thursday, July 22, 12 a.m. - 2 p.m.

SUMA Plaza

In honor of National Hotdog Day, SUMA and the Notorious D.O.G. House will be hosting a hotdog lunch on the Sam and Diane Stewart Family Foundation Plaza at the Southern Utah Museum of Art. Community members can purchase a delicious meal and complete a colorful, rainbow art activity inspired by Rainbow Hotdog Bridge by Russell T. Gordon, a piece of art that is in our permanent collection.


Lunch at the Museum:

Featuring Red Acre Farm

August 12, September 9

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

SUMA Plaza

Join SUMA and Red Acre Farm for a pop-up lunch series this summer on the Sam and Diane Stewart Family Foundation Plaza. Enjoy delicious seasonal goodies like sandwiches, salads, pastries, pies, and more, all starting at just $5! Sit and eat with friends on the plaza or take your lunch on the go. Stop by every [insert date schedule] for lunch this summer from Red Acre Farms.