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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…

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.…

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…

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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