Southern Utah Museum of Art

Welcome to SUMA

The Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA), part of the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts (The Beverley) on the campus of Southern Utah University (SUU) in Cedar City, UT, will open the summer of 2016.

Opening Events

June 25: The Friends of SUMA are planning a “First Peek” event to thank contributing artists and donors who have made SUMA possible. Featured will be a juried show and sale of 37 pieces of art, tours of the museum, and artistic tapas and beverages. If you can't be at the event, the exhibit will be up until June 14.

July 7-9: The opening celebration for The Beverley which will encompass both SUMA and the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s two new theatres and facilities. Ribbon cutting July 7 at 10am.

The Museum

The Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA), currently under construction and opening the summer of 2016, is itself a work of art – a permanent sculpture that houses an art museum.

This single story, 20,500 sq. ft. museum is organized into four components: the entry sequence, five gallery spaces, administration & education zone, and the storage and support area.

There are five galleries comprising open adaptable gallery space of 6,600 sq. ft. There are movable walls which create flexibility for exhibits of different sizes. These galleries will host exhibitions from around the world, be home to a special collection of the work by Utah artist, Jim Jones, and feature rotating exhibits from the permanent collections. SUMA will also regularly exhibit work of Southern Utah University’s Art and Design students and faculty, and provide a venue for displaying regional artists and juried shows.

More information about the building.


The Friends of SUMA are proud to sponsor First Peek, a gala evening on June 25, 2016, to celebrate the opening of SUMA. Part of this evening will be a juried exhibit and sale of 37 pieces, representing the best of our regional artists. Tickets can be purchased for $50 per person.

Featured Artists

Museum Hours (Opening June 27, 2016)

We are located at 13 S 300 W in Cedar City, UT. We are in the Beverley Center for the Arts on the campus of Southern Utah University.

Summer Hours
Monday through Saturday, 10:00am - 8:00pm

Winter Hours
Tuesday through Saturday, 12:00pm - 7:00pm

Scheduled Docent Tours

Beginning July 7 through August:

  • 11:30am - A half hour tour describing the work of artist Jimmie Jones, whose last 15 paintings were the catalyst for SUMA and which are part of the permanent collection.
  • 1pm - A half hour tour describing the other exhibits, including the National Parks Exhibit, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the National Parks.

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