Southern Utah Museum of Art

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: Senior Showcase! 

Thursday, April 2, 6-8 p.m. - Canceled

Show your support for the graduating class of 2020 Art & Design students with SUMA. There will be food, music, festivities, and fun!  This event will be open to all students.


Spring Art Hunt

Friday, April 10 - Canceled

Artwork will be hidden across campus the Friday before Easter.  When found, the finder will be able to keep the art and are encouraged to post on social media and tag both SUMA and the artist.

Find clues on Instagram @suma_museum on Friday, April 10. 

Call for art will go out to SUU students, faculty, and staff March 9.  Artwork must be turned into SUMA by April 3 at 6:00 p.m.


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 = SUMA water bottle
  • 4 punches = SUMA Sidekicks sticker sheet
  • 6 punches = SUMA notebook
  • 8 punches = SUMA tote bag
  • 10 punches = Friends of SUMA Membership

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.