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Carrie Marill, Sunburst Quilt (detail), 2007 acrylic on linen, 20 x 20 in. Collection of the Tucson Museum of Art. Gift of Dan Leach. 2016.22.3

Free First Thursday

January 2, 2020 at 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Kick-off the new year at TMA’s First Free Thursday.  The evening will feature live music by Jillian Bessett, art-making activities, gallery explorations facilitated by author Laila Halaby, and a cash bar!     --- Carrie Marill, Sunburst Quilt (detail), 2007, acrylic on linen, 20 x 20 in. Collection of the Tucson Museum of Art. Gift of Dan Leach. 2016.22.3   --- On the first Thursday of every month, the Tucson Museum of Art is free and open to the public…

Screening: Experience El Nacimiento

January 7, 2020 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Come enjoy a special screening of a newly-restored 1982 film survey of Tucson’s downtown Christmas traditions, showing Maria Luisa Teña’s room-sized Nacimiento (Nativity scene) in the Casa Córdova at TMA, Las Posadas procession in an adjacent neighborhood, and el Día de los tres reyes celebrations. After the film hear insights from Jennifer Jenkins and Bob Nichol who worked on the restoration of this exciting piece of TMA’s history.  Following this conversation, visit the Casa Cordova to experience the Nacimiento first…

Family Day/Opening Celebration: Alice Chaiten Baker Center for Art Education

January 12, 2020 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us for the opening of the Alice Chaiten Baker Center for Art Education! During this Second SundAZe Family Day @ TMA - we will open the doors to the recently renovated facility and invite the community to see the space for the first time. The day will include: - 10:00-10:15am- UA Fred Fox Jazz Ensemble - 10:15- 10:25am- ribbon cutting & remarks - 10:25-11:00am- UA Fred Fox Jazz Ensemble - 11:00am- Ballet Rincon Youth Ensemble - 12:00pm- Storytime in…

Maya, Warrior Figurine, 600-800 A.D., Ceramic with paint. Collection of Paul L. and Alice C. Baker.

Curator Talk: Pre-Columbian Masterworks from the Baker and Kasser Collections

January 12, 2020 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Celebrate the forthcoming pre-Columbian exhibition with Assistant Curator, Schmidt Curator of Latin American Art Kristopher Driggers as he spotlights six works from the Baker and Kasser Collections.   RSVP required. Please RSVP here.   — Image: Maya, Warrior Figurine, 600-800 A.D., Ceramic with paint. Collection of Paul L. and Alice C. Baker.   — We’re delighted to report that our lectures, tours, panel discussions and workshops are so popular that they are almost always full, often exceeding the planned capacity.…

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, 2020 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, 2020 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…

Artist Talk: Tony Foster

February 2, 2020 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. RSVP Required, limited to 150 attendees. RSVP here.   --- Tony…

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, 2020 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…

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, 2020 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, 2020 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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