Southern Utah University has received a $6 million gift from the Sorenson Legacy Foundation to create a multi-million dollar arts center on the campus of SUU.
In partnership with the Utah Shakespeare festival, the new center will further establish SUU as a regional center for the arts.
Named for the long-time arts and education champion, the Beverley Taylor Sorenson center for the arts will incorporate visual arts, live theater, and dynamic arts education on the SUU campus and will dramatically magnify the cultural life of cedar city and its surrounding region. It will also serve as home to the Southern Utah Museum of Art and the new Utah Shakespeare Festival Theatre.
SUU president, Dr. Michael Benson, and Shakespeare Festival founder, Fred Adams.
Ground breaking for the $30 million center is expected in January.