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Julia Margaret Cameron (British, born India, 1815 - 1879) Paul and Virginia, 1864, Albumen silver print 25.4 × 19.8 cm (10 × 7 13/16 in.), 84.XZ.186.3 The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

Docent Art Talks – Julia Margaret Cameron: Scandalous Victorian Photography

January 22 at 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Julia Margaret Cameron was a middle-aged upper-class Victorian woman who dared to invent and use photographic techniques that were new to her time. Were they scandalous? Come and find out! This Art Talk is presented by Susan Hill.   — Art Talks take place every Wednesday between January and April at 1:30 PM in the Stonewall Community Room. Art Talks are free with museum admission.   — Join the Tucson Museum of Art between January and April for the TMALearn!…

Woody Herbert, Navajo Couple, Horses and Wagon, 20th century wood, paint, 12 x 8 x 25.5 in. Collection of the Tucson Museum of Art. Gift of Peter P. Cecere. 2000.69.52

Docent Art Talks – From Everyday Objects To Artistic Gems: Welcome To The World Of Navajo Folk Art

January 29 at 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

We will discover the creative art and artists whose designs reflect the lives of the Navajo People. This Docent Art Talk is presented by Linda Friedman.   — Art Talks take place every Wednesday between January and April at 1:30 PM in the Stonewall Community Room. Art Talks are free with museum admission.   — Join the Tucson Museum of Art between January and April for the TMALearn! Docent Council’s series of lectures examining the art and artists who have…

Ambassador Circle Dinner & Lifetime Achievement Award Celebration

January 29 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

(Ambassador Circle Members Only)

Artist Talk: Tony Foster

February 2 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join British artist- explorer Tony Foster, who is featured in The Western Sublime: Majestic Landscapes of the American West, as he discusses his artistic practice and his journeys into the world’s wild places which inform his intricate watercolour paintings. --- Included with paid admission; free for museum members and students with ID. Culture Pass, guest passes, and other forms of complementary admission will not be accepted for this event. --- IMAGE: Tony Foster, A Walk Across Death Valley, Part Two: Looking…

Edsel Ford’s Model 40 Speedster, 1934, Courtesy of the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House; Photo © 2016 Peter Harholdt

Docent Art Talks – Art Deco Automobiles And Hollywood Movies

February 5 at 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

The Art Deco movement was seen in nearly all forms of creative expression including fashion, architecture, art and sculpture. This presentation will examine its influence on automobile design and Hollywood movies. This Art Talk is presented by Harry Hankanson.   — Art Talks take place every Wednesday between January and April at 1:30 PM in the Stonewall Community Room. Art Talks are free with museum admission.   — Join the Tucson Museum of Art between January and April for the…

Free First Thursday

Free First Thursday

February 6 at 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Celebrate the opening of the European galleries during Free First Thursday! Enjoy music by Loki Moon and explore transformation and throughout the galleries and in art-making activities with author Laila Halaby and artist Ami Dalal. At 6:00 p.m. join poet Ofelia Zepeda in a reading of poetry featured in The Western Sublime (RSVP required).   --- On the first Thursday of every month, the Tucson Museum of Art is free and open to the public from 5:00 to 8:00 PM.…

Second SundAZe - Family Day @ TMA

Second SundAZe – Family Day @ TMA

February 9 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us for the opening celebration of the new new exhibition The Place Where Clouds Are Formed during Second SundAZe Family Day @ TMA!   10 a.m.–3 p.m. Art-Making Activities Inspired by The Western Sublime and The Place Where Clouds Are Formed, create your own watercolor landscape, clay vessels and desert-inspired patterns. 11 a.m. Artist Talk: Reuben Naranjo Join artist Reuben Naranjo as he discusses his own artistic practice and traditional Tohono O’odham pottery. (RSVP required) 12:30–1:30 p.m. Performance by…

Don Crowley, Blessing of the Shield, 2004 oil on canvas, 30 x 40 in. Gift of Kevin Rowe and Irene Vlitos Rowe. 2017.14

Docent Art Talks – Tucson 7 Artists: Pillars Of Southwest American Art

February 12 at 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

It is an honor for Tucson to have been the art home for seven of the southwest's most acclaimed artists in this century.  Get to know them, enjoy their art and prepare to adopt bragging rights for our own Tucson 7. This Art Talk is presented by Kit Kimball.   — Art Talks take place every Wednesday between January and April at 1:30 PM in the Stonewall Community Room. Art Talks are free with museum admission.   — Join the…

Michael Rooks

Leadership Circle Lecture Series – An Evening with Michael Rooks

February 13 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for a lecture by Michael Rooks, Wieland Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia. 4:30 p.m. reception (Leadership Circle members only) 6:00 p.m. lecture (open to the public) — This event costs $5 to attend; free for museum members and students with ID. Culture Pass, guest passes, and other forms of complementary admission will not be accepted for this event.   — Leadership Circle is the Tucson Museum of Art’s…

Self-Portrait with a Straw Hat (obverse: The Potato Peeler) - 1887

Docent Art Talks: The Greatest Dutch Master Of Them All

February 19 at 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Rembrandt, Vermeer and Van Gogh each can lay claim to be the greatest Dutch Master. Can you make a choice? This Art Talk is presented by Charles Tampio.     — Art Talks take place every Wednesday between January and April at 1:30 PM in the Stonewall Community Room. Art Talks are free with museum admission.   — Join the Tucson Museum of Art between January and April for the TMALearn! Docent Council’s series of lectures examining the art and…

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