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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…

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…

A Coign of Vantage, Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema

Docent Art Talks – Lawrence Alma-Tadema: At Home In Antiquity – Bringing The Classical World To Life

February 26 at 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Alma-Tadema wowed Victorian Britain with his detailed depictions of life in the ancient world, then disappeared into obscurity until his legacy was returned to respectability through an unlikely ally. This Art Talk is presented by Martin Randall.   — 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…

The Bad Boys of Elaine Horwitch Galleries

February 29 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Chief Curator Dr. Julie Sasse in a conversation with art critic Lisa Wade and artists Tom Palmore and Billy Schenck as they discuss the rise of contemporary art in the wild west and the impact of Elaine Horwitch on their careers. 11:00 a.m. reception (Leadership Circle members only) 1:00 p.m. lecture (open to the public) — Included with museum admission; free for museum members and students with ID. Culture Pass, guest passes, and other forms of complementary admission will…

Arthur Dove, A building Moves Past the Sky

Docent Art Talks – Arthur Dove Creates Landscapes of the Mind

March 4 at 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

How would you paint the sound of a sunset? The smell of a thunderstorm? Come and explore how American Modernist, Arthur Dove, reimagined the concrete and the abstract. This Art Talk is presented by Jaye-Lynn Trapp.   — 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…

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Free First Thursday

March 5 at 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until November 4, 2021

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. Join us for exciting evenings featuring live music, performances, art-making, unique gallery experiences, and cash bar serving local beer and wine.     --- The Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block loves to include images of our visitors in our social media, online, and print publications. For more information, click here.  

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