University Programs

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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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SUMA Happenings

Right Here Right Now: Writing Your Own HERstory

Thursday, November 12, 6 - 8 p.m.

Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Utah women being the first in the nation to vote under an equal suffrage law and the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, extending women's voting rights throughout the United States, by exploring Right Here Right Now, an exhibition of all women artists. Students will learn about history through visual art that shares HERstory. 

Due to new COVID-19 safety guidelines, the SUMA Happening for the fall semester has been canceled. The museum is still open and we encourage you to come by and enjoy the exhibit before it closes in December. Students will also be able to pick up free take-home art activities based on certain pieces in the exhibit, while supplies last. SUMA Happenings Activity Guide


SUMA Sidekicks

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SUMA Sidekicks is a FREE membership program for students of Southern Utah University with opportunities to earn rewards! It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3, 4…

  1. Sign Up
  2. Do Stuff
  3. Collect Punches
  4. Get Rewarded


Sign up to be a SUMA Sidekick, a FREE membership, in person at SUMA or online. Members will receive a new Sidekick punch card each academic year for opportunities to win new prizes! 


View art in the galleries, participate in programs, or follow us on social media, all of which earn you punches. students in the southern utah muesuem of art


Collect punches by showing your punch card to a SUMA employee during these opportunities: 

  • Drop-in visits to SUMA to see new exhibitions or return to see your favorite exhibitions (unlimited punches)
  • Bring a friend to SUMA or a program (one punch) 
  • Follow us on Instagram (one punch)
  • Like us on Facebook (one punch)
  • Attend a SUMA-sponsored event listed in our Calendar of Events (one punch per event/program)
  • Respond to a survey (bonus one-time punch)
  • Refer a friend to SUMA Sidekicks (unlimited punches) 


Redeem your punches for special merchandise only available to SUMA Sidekicks. Full punch cards may be redeemed for a special event at the end of the academic year. For the 2019-20 academic year, prizes include the following: 

  • 2 punches = Better Days 2020 Pin
  • 4 punches = SUMA Gallery Notebook
  • 6 punches = SUMA Art Sticker Sheet
  • 8 punches = SUMA Tote Bag
  • 10 punches = SUMA Enamel Pin

You must be a current student at Southern Utah University to join SUMA Sidekicks. Features of the program are subject to change. There is no financial obligation to join. By joining, you will automatically be added to the museum's monthly eNewsletter.