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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.

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.

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.

In Conversation: Andy Burgess

March 15 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join artist Andy Burgess in conversation with Jeremy Mikolajczak, TMA CEO, as they discuss the significance of the exhibition Mid-Century Perspectives: Objects of Modern Design. This lecture is free and will take place in the Margaret E. Mooney Hall.   - Image credit: Andy Burgess, Wexler Steel House, 2015, oil on canvas, 60” x 80”. Courtesy of the Artist


March 25 at 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

THE SILENT GIANT: LATIN AMERICA, A MODERN-DAY EPICENTER OF FILM with Carlos Gutiérrez, Director of Cinema Tropical It’s been 20 years since the emergence of the ‘New Argentine Cinema,’ which fostered the arrival of a new generation of filmmakers like Lucrecia Martel (La Ciénega), which would drastically change local modes of production and narratives. The Argentine success served as inspiration for many other Latin American countries, creating an impressive artistic outburst, and breaking film production and box office records throughout the region. Yet, aside from…

Leadership Circle Lecture Series – The Flame: Tom Philabaum

March 31 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us on Saturday, March 31, as the 2018 Leadership Circle Lecture Series continues with local glass legend Tom Philabaum.  Philabaum will present a public lecture entitled “The Flame: Tom Philabaum,” and there will be a question-and-answer session after the lecture.   Seating for the event is reserved. Members of the public should RSVP to dzeller@tucsonmuseumofart.org, or call (520) 624-2333, extension 7108, to reserve a seat.   Leadership Circle is the Tucson Museum of Art’s foremost philanthropic membership group. Leadership Circle…

Museum Store Featured Artist Reception – Lex Gjurasic

April 5 at 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Visit the Museum Store April 5 from 5-8pm for a first look of local artist Lex Gjurasic’s Soft Spring, new work that includes paintings, sculpture and wearable art. With Soft Spring Gjurasic embraces her synesthesia, allowing it to be involved in the creative process much like a divining rod, as opposed to treating the blending of sensory perceptions as a side effect of making art. The result is a wonderfully experimental body of mixed media work that draws its structural inspiration from…

The Critical Eye: What Curators of Contemporary Art Look For

April 12 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Held in conjunction with the jurying of TMA’s Arizona Biennial 2018, Dr. Julie Sasse, Chief Curator will moderate a lively discussion about contemporary art trends and what curators of contemporary art consider when organizing exhibitions and forming collections. Panelists include Arizona Biennial guest juror Rebecca R. Hart, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Denver Art Museum; Heather Lineberry, Senior Curator, ASU Art Museum; Jennifer McCabe, Curator of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA); Ginger Shulick, Executive Director and Chief Curator, MOCA Tucson.

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