SUMA in Summer

About SUMA

The Southern Utah Museum of Art, on the campus of Southern Utah University, features the artwork of regional artists known for their landscapes, faculty and student artists from the SUU Department of Art & Design, as well as emerging and distinguished artists from around the country. Strengths of the nearly 2,000-object permanent collection include the body of work by Jimmie F. Jones that exemplifies his notable career in the region, as well as a robust collection of prints featuring well-known artists such as Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Salvador Dalí, Katsushika Hokusai, Thomas Hart Benton, and others. Part of the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts, which also includes the Utah Shakespeare Festival, SUMA is free and open to the public.

Mission Statement

As an educational and cultural resource, the Southern Utah Museum of Art strives to foster engagement and experiential learning for students of Southern Utah University, as well as communities across the region through its permanent collections, diverse exhibitions, and participatory experiences.


June - September
Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

October - May
Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

SUMA is free and open to everyone. 

Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts

The Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts will incorporate visual arts, live theatre, and dynamic arts education on the SUU campus. The Beverley, a year-round cultural destination, will include the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s new Engelstad Shakespeare Theatre, the Eileen and Allen Anes Studio Theatre, and the Festival’s offices and studios, as well as SUMA.

Map of the Beverley Taylor Sorensen Center for the Arts


Parking for the museum is in the open lot on the northwest corner of 300 West and University Boulevard. For a map, visit the SUU Campus Map.

Advisory Board

The SUMA Advisory Board is selected and appointed by SUU. The members represent both SUU and the community. 

  • Roland Gow, Board Chair 
  • Colette Cox, Vice Chair
  • Jennie Hendricks
  • Veda Barrie
  • Lisa Cluff
  • Susan Harris
  • Donn Jersey
  • Jana Leavitt
  • Shane Parashonts


  • Jessica Kinsey, SUMA Executive Director
  • Shauna Mendini, SUU Dean of the College of Performing and Visual Arts
  • J. Michael Bailey, SUU Office of Advancement, Director of Development
  • Jeff Hanson, Chair, SUU Department of Filmmaking, Art & Design
  • Josh Stavros, Director, SUU Arts Administration Program


SUMA is free and open to the public sharing its permanent collections, diverse exhibitions, and participatory experiences thanks to support from Visit Cedar City Brian Head, Cedar City Recreation, Arts, and Parks Tax, Cedar City Arts Council, Utah Museums Association, Utah Division of Arts and Museums, Utah Office of Tourism, Iron County, and the Sam and Diane Stewart Family Foundation

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