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Docent Art Talks: Ellie Eigen – John Singer Sargent: Portraits and More

February 21 at 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Sargent was the leading portrait painter of his generation, well known internationally for his depiction of high society figures. Every Wednesday between January and April, join the TMALearn! Docent Council in the Education Center Auditorium for a series of lectures examining the art and artists who have influenced the world. All fourteen art talks are new and being presented for the first time at TMA. Lectures are free with museum admission. If you can't make it down to the museum for a Docent…

Docent Art Talks: Judy Tracy – Art of the Reservation: Contemporary Native American Art

February 28 at 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Baskets and pots? Not on this journey! Explore the reshaping and rethinking of Native American art in paintings, sculptures, and fascinating wearables. Every Wednesday between January and April, join the TMALearn! Docent Council in the Education Center Auditorium for a series of lectures examining the art and artists who have influenced the world. All fourteen art talks are new and being presented for the first time at TMA. Lectures are free with museum admission. If you can't make it down to the museum…

Museum Store March Featured Artist Reception – Cyndy Carstens

March 1 at 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us on March 1, from 5:00 – 8:00 PM to explore the work of this month’s Museum Store Feature Artist Cyndy Carstens.  Carstens’ work is on view and available for purchase in the Museum Store March 1-31, 2018. Cyndy is a life-long artist, winning her first art award at the age of 6!  She currently lives and works in Scottsdale, AZ, with her own studio in the heart of the Art District.  Her current works incorporate her signature sky…

Free First Thursday

March 1 at 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us on Thursday, March 2, for an evening of art, music, and dance. Admission to the museum is free from 5:00 to 8:00 PM and there will be performances by local dance troupe, Dancesequnces, as well as a marching band. There will art-making, gallery activities, and a cash bar serving local beer and wine to add to the fun.   On the first Thursday of every month, the Tucson Museum of Art is open late and is free for all.

In Conversation: Howard Post and TMA Curator Christine Brindza

March 3 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join artist Howard Post in conversation with Christine Brindza, TMA Glasser Curator of Art of the American West as they discuss the significance of The West Observed: The Art of Howard Post. The lecture begins at 1:00 pm in the Margaret E. Mooney Hall. The lecture is free with museum admission.   --- Image caption: Howard Post, 19 Extras, 2013, oil on canvas, 18 x 36 in. Courtesy of the artist.

Docent Art Talks: Adrienne O’Hare – Odyssey in Black

March 7 at 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

This presentation chronicles a 150 year journey including artworks by Black women artists ranging from marble to assemblage, collage to crayon, and quilting to acrylic painting. This odyssey portrays the struggle, beauty, strength, and universality of womanhood. Every Wednesday between January and April, join the TMALearn! Docent Council in the Education Center Auditorium for a series of lectures examining the art and artists who have influenced the world. All fourteen art talks are new and being presented for the first time at TMA.…

On the Trails of Cowboy Art and Culture: From Charlie Russell to Howard Post

March 8 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Christine C. Brindza, Glasser Curator of Art of the American West, takes an “artistic trail ride” journeying through cowboy art history; providing highlights from the days of renowned cowboy artist Charles Russell in the late nineteenth century to the founding of the Cowboy Artists of America in the 1960s, and through the careers of Howard Post and other artists of the contemporary West. This lecture is free and will take place in the Margaret E. Mooney Hall.

Pattie Parkhurst Trunk Show

March 10 at 10:00 am - March 11 at 5:00 pm

Pueblo, CO artist Pattie Parkhurst joins TMA for a two-day trunk sale of her work presented by The Museum Store. Parkhurst creates nature-inspired sculpture and jewelry using the ancient technique of anticlastic raising combined with casting, stone-setting, and lapidary processes.  Most-notable is her use of raw stones in her earthy, organic designs.   Stop by the Margaret E. Mooney Hall between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm on Saturday, March 10 and Sunday, March 11 to see Pattie's work for yourself.

Second SundAZe – Family Day @ TMA

March 11 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us for a western-themed day with story time, activities, and a performance by the Arizona Repertory Singers at 2:00 PM inspired by the exhibition, The West Observed: The Art of Howard Post. Second SundAZe Family Day @ TMA are presented by the Stonewall Foundation and feature free admission to the museum and educational activities for residents of Arizona and Sonora, Mexico.

Docent Art Talks: Kit Kimball – Diego Rivera’s Two Greatest Passions: Revolution and Art

March 14 at 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Diego Rivera was known world-wide as one of the greatest muralists portraying the Americas. His work expresses Mexico’s emotional struggle for independence. Every Wednesday between January and April, join the TMALearn! Docent Council in the Education Center Auditorium for a series of lectures examining the art and artists who have influenced the world. All fourteen art talks are new and being presented for the first time at TMA. Lectures are free with museum admission.   — Image Credit: Diego Rivera, “Man at the…

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