Southern Utah Museum of Art’s Family Days

Photo Courtesy of The College of Performing and Visual Arts at Southern Utah University

Due to popular demand during the 2017 season, the Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA) and artsFUSION are bringing an event titled “Family Days” that includes free visual art activities for Southern Utah families.

Starting Jan. 27, SUMA will be holding the event the final saturday of each month at the Southern Utah Museum of Art from 2 to 4 p.m. All activities will be taught by fellow SUU students.

The former Family Arts Night series (or FANS) has helped families create everything from African block printing, paper art and watercolor snowflakes, and lasting memories together. Thanks to the support of artsFUSION, the SUMA Learn and Experience team will continue to provide these projects and more for years to come through the Family Days initiative.

“Family days are an opportunity for community members of all ages to experience hands-on activities and learn more about the exhibits currently on display at SUMA,” Nikki Lewis, SUMA school and family programs associate, said. “Watching children engage with their family and friends as they discover new ideas about both art and themselves is not only rewarding but shows just how meaningful our new museum has become with the Iron County community.”

Family Days are free and open to the public. Families are welcome anytime between 2 and 4 p.m. on Jan. 27, Feb. 25, March 24 and again on April 28 at the Southern utah Museum of Art, 13 South 300 West, Cedar City, Utah.

Family Days is a fun experience for students and families alike! Visit the SUMA main page for more information and updates on all things art.

SUMA is located on Southern Utah University campus and features the artwork of regional artists known for their landscapes, faculty and student artists from SUU and emerging artist from around the county. Strengths of the current 2,000 collection include the body of work by Jimmie Jones that exemplifies his notable career in the regions, as well as a robust collection of prints featuring well-known artists such as Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Thomas Hart Benton, Salvador Dali, and others. SUMA is free and always open to the public.

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Cassidy Jasperson