Southern Utah Museum of Art

Capital Campaign

The Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts

Southern Utah University and the Utah Shakespeare Festival have combined building projects, the Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA) and a long-awaited new Shakespearian theatre.  This $30 million project, the largest in SUU history, will help increase the cultural services offered students, residents and guests in the southern Utah region.     

Budget and Timeline

90% of the total project budget has been raised in cash and pledges, including the generous gift of his estate by Jim Jones. The balance will be raised through requests to individuals, foundations, and corporations.

Many naming opportunities are still available, including galleries, studios and classrooms.

The architecture firm is GSBS of Salt Lake City in partnership with Cooper Joseph Studio of New York City. Complete design and construction documents are expected to finished in Spring of 2012. Design is on time and on budget.


Groundbreaking for the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts is scheduled for March 27, 2014 at 3pm on the grounds of the Randall Theatre. Festivities are Free and open to the general public.

How to Participate

Every little bit counts.  Help support SUU, SUMA, and the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts by giving now.


Scott Anderson, Co-chair

Kathy LaFave

Shauna Mendini

Maria Twitchell

Cindy Line, Co-chair

Anne Marie Gardner

Frank & Celestia Nichols

John Westwood

Corlette Cox

Donald E. Jones

David & Carol Ann Nyman

Ree Zaphiropoulos

Preliminary Image


A rendering of the exterior of SUMA

Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts

A site study of the location of SUMA


Location relative to SUU campus