SUMA Southern Utah Museum of Art offers Art Adventures
“Untitled” by Kelly Chuning, will be included in the March 10 display at the Visitor’s Center in Zion National Park, image courtesy of Southern Utah University

Southern Utah Museum of Art offers Art Adventures

By Brooke Vlasich

For those who love both the arts and the outdoors, the Southern Utah Museum of Art, or SUMA, is offering a new program, Art Adventures. Inspired by the former program, Art Hikes, hosted by the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, Art Adventures explores the connection between art and nature. The museum will host two different Art Adventures programs Feb. 10 and April 14. Both events start at 9 a.m. and require registration. Participants can register online at

“As a museum, we are constantly looking for ways to best serve our community and connect with our constituents in meaningful ways,” said Arielle Altenburg, SUMA community engagement associate. “For the residents of Iron County who enjoy being outdoors, Art Adventures is the perfect way to experience art in a different context. It gives people the chance to explore art beyond a museum setting, which can serve as a reminder that art is all around us.”

On Feb. 10, Art Adventures attendees will meet at SUMA to travel to Moapa Valley in Nevada to see Double Negative, a work of land art by Michael Heizer. Transportation and lunch is provided. This program costs $15 for SUU students, $25 for Friends of SUMA members, and $35 for nonmembers.

A second option is a photography lesson with Zion Student Artist-in-Residence and Southern Utah University photography major Kelly Chuning, which will be held on April 14. During this event, attendees will meet at the Timber Creek Overlook Trailhead at Kolob Canyon. Chuning will offer landscape photography tips while attendees visit Kolob Canyon. Water and snacks will be provided.

Come enjoy the beauty of nature and the arts with Art Adventures. Registration is required for both events as space is limited. Please visit

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