SUMA, Southern Utah Museum of Art

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SUMA, Southern Utah Museum of Art

SUMA, the Southern Utah Museum of Art, is part of the building complex that makes up the campus dedicated to visual arts and performing arts at Cedar City University in Utah.

The museum, which has 2,576 square meters, was born by the design of the architecture studio Brooks + Scarpa and houses the most important national and international exhibitions. It also contains a special collection by Jim Jones. SUMA also has space for university and art students who can present performances or emerging artists.

The most eye-catching and unique feature of SUMA is definitely the roof. Inspired by the sandstone formations of the nearby Bryce Canyon, it covers the entire building, expanding over 540 square meters outside it, creating a huge porch. The latter has a great value for the museum, in fact, in addition to protecting the facade made of glass that looks to Ovest, creates a space for socialization and exchange of ideas where people can be gathered before an exhibition or live-performance.

Despite its great size, the roof of the building still offers a wonderful view of the surrounding mountains and also provides excellent protection from atmospheric events. In fact it was designed to cope with heavy rains and especially heavy snow. The melted snow is diverted through special channels to the hidden gutters that collect it in order to recharge it into the aquifer.

In the museum complex, there are also gardens dedicated to sculpture, parks complete with benches and tables for relaxation and spaces entirely reserved for live performances and public use.


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