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!

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 experiencesuma@suu.edu for your access code.

 

Pricing: 
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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 8: A Very Stewart Saturday

Explore the new Stewart Seidman exhibition with a scavenger hunt, a painting activity, and a prize drawing.

June 12: SUMA Safari

In coordination with the Cedar Breaks Bio Blast, we will create art inspired by the local flora and fauna of Southern Utah.

July 10: SUMA's 5th Birthday Bash

celebrate our 5th birthday with us! There will be games, colorful art activities, and cupcakes!

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. 

 

 

Volunteer Open House/ Brunch

Monday, May 24, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Volunteers old, new, and potential are invited to this open house where they can tour the gallery and collections, meet our staff, and learn more about what volunteers at SUMA do. Volunteers will have the opportunity to fill out an application and sign up to be a gallery guide or to help at specific events during the summer. Food and SUMA swag will be provided!

 

Community Creates: DIY Deserts

Friday, June 18, 2 - 4 p.m.

SUMA Plaza

Come create your very own mini-terrarium using Utah plants! In partnership with Cedar Breaks and their Bio-Blast Festival, SUMA is hosting a workshop where you can learn about plants that are native to the state of Utah, and how to care for them in your home. SUMA will provide all the materials to build your own terrarium, so you can keep a piece of the beautiful outdoors inside all year long. Registration is required due to limited availability. Discounts are available for Friends of SUMA and SUMA Sidekicks members.

Please email experiencesuma@suu.edu for your access code. 

 

SUMA After Hours

June 25, 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.

 

Backyard Blooms: Floristry with Local Wildflowers

Tuesday, July 6, Time TBD

SUMA Classroom

Learn how to create floral arrangements using local wildflowers and plants! In partnership with the Cedar Breaks Wildflower Festival, SUMA is hosting a workshop with florist Gina Dodge to learn how to use the plants growing in your own backyard to create beautiful arrangements. Registration is required due to limited availability. Discounts are available for Friends of SUMA and SUMA Sidekicks members.

Please email experiencesuma@suu.edu for your access code.

 

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.

 

Red Acre Farm Pop-Up Lunch Series

Dates TBD, 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.