The Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA)
Find inspiration in rotating exhibits, outstanding artists, and stunning sculpture courts.
The Southern Utah Museum of Art (affectionately known as SUMA) is a state-of-the-art museum featuring artwork from SUU students, local and regional artists, as well as nationally and internationally recognized artists. SUMA houses nearly 2,000 objects in its permanent collection, including a significant body of work by Jimmie F. Jones, a distinguished landscape painter whose estate laid the foundation for the museum's creation.
Hours & Admission
The Southern Utah Museum of Art is open year-round with infrequent closures for holidays and exhibit rotation.
A full schedule of upcoming exhibits and closures can be found here.
Hours: June - September open Monday - Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. & October - May open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
A Permanent Sculpture Filled With Art
Named the best-designed museum in Utah by Architectural Digest, SUMA's building is itself a work of art designed by Brooks + Scarpa. The sloping design is reminiscent of our region's famed slot canyons. The Los Angeles based architectural firm were also the designers of the Engelstad and Anes studio theaters for the Utah Shakespeare Festival, just to the east of the Southern Utah Museum of Art. These buildings are key features in the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts. Inside, the climate and humidity-controlled gallery space of SUMA features both permanent walls and 13 moveable walls, allowing the team to adapt the space depending on the needs of the exhibits.