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Southern Utah Museum of Art

Southern Utah Museum of Art

High-risk visitors can get into the exhibits an hour early from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., and the number of people allowed into each exhibit has been reduced.


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 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.

Hours & Admission:
Monday-Saturday, 11:00 am-5:00 pm

At-Risk Groups: 10 – 11 a.m.

SUMA is free and open to the public


Our Response to COVID-19:

Following guidelines from the state and the CDC, Southern Utah Museum of Art reopened to the public on Monday, June 1.

To ensure the safety of visitors and staff, SUMA employees are following procedures that include daily temperature checks upon arrival, wearing face masks and gloves when working in the gallery or classroom, and disinfecting work stations at the start and end of each shift. SUMA staff have been trained on strict cleaning procedures to keep frequently touched surfaces disinfected on a regular basis. Any employee showing symptoms of COVID-19 or another illness, or has bee in contact with someone known to be sick, will be working from home.


The reopening of the museum comes with a new set of hours, Monday – Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in addition to health guidelines for visitors. Cautionary measures include:

  • Based on square footage, a total of 60 people are permitted in the gallery at one time, including staff
  • SUMA will be open from 10-11 a.m. for high-risk groups – those 65 or older or with health complications
  • The gallery will be marked with designated pathways to assist with visitors in maintaining proper social distancing between others
  • Face masks are recommended for all visitors, especially those in the high risk category
  • The SUMA Shop will have limited merchandise available for purchase and patrons are asked to not handle merchandise – visitors should ask museum staff for assistance
  • No cash will be accepted, but visitors may purchase merchandise with debit or credit cards, Apple Pay or Google Pay

SUMA’s full plan for reopening can be read on SUMA’s website.

At this time, SUMA will not be offering in-person programming and events. Family Day and Create Playdate will continue to be offered virtually through September. People wishing to participate can follow along on SUMA’s Facebook page or the SUMA at Home webpage.


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