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.

Have an idea for a program or event? Contact us at experiencesuma@suu.edu!


Yoga at SUMA

Thursdays: July 26, August 30, September 27
4-5 p.m.

Individuals practicing Yoga at SUMA

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 free for students, $5 for members, and $10 for not-yet members. Classes are limited to 25 participants and are first-come, first-serve.

Please note: The final Yoga at SUMA on Thursday, September 27, will take place at Cedar Yoga Space at 473 N 200 W, Suite 1. For more information, please call: (805) 539-8281.


SUMA After Hours

Final Fridays: July 27 and August 31
5-8 p.m.

In conjunction with Cedar City Arts Council's Final Friday Art Walks, SUMA After Hours presents fun and engaging adult programming for students and community members ages 18+. From live performances and stand up comedy to hands-on arts activities, participants can experience a different side of the museum, perfect for a casual evening with friends or a date. These events are free and open to the public.

July 27: Jewelry

For this SUMA After Hours, Cedar City jeweler, Valerie Smith, will lead a wire jewelry-making workshop. Participants will create their own metal wire jewelry inspired by the organic shapes found in James Surls' sculptures. Attendees can also enjoy live music by local band, Wilhelm.

August 31: Comedy

SUMA After Hours promises to be a night of laughs. Enjoy improv comedy in the galleries, as well as some fun, hands-on art activities and games.


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.

Oil painting of landscapeSaturday, 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. Watercolor painting supplies and materials will be provided. This program is $15 for SUU students and members and $20 for not-yet members. Space is limited and registration is required.

This event is sponsored by Cedar Breaks National Monument.

Image Credit:
Long Shadows at Cedar Breaks
Mona Woolsey