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Leadership Circle Lecture Series: Leonardo Drew

December 13 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Internationally recognized artist Leonardo Drew will discuss his current body of work and creative practice. Featured in the exhibition 30 Americans, Drew’s work can be found in major public collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; The Tate, London; and The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NY.   --- About the Speaker: Leonardo Drew is known for creating reflective abstract sculptural works that play upon the dystopic tension between order and chaos. Recalling post-minimalist sculpture that alludes to America’s industrial past,…

Triple Self-Portrait, Norman Rockwell, 1960. Oil on canvas, 44½" x 34¾" Cover illustration for The Saturday Evening Post, February 13, 1960. From the permanent collection of Norman Rockwell Museum.

MIRROR, MIRROR: 500 YEARS OF SELF-PORTRAITS – CHARLES TAMPIO

January 2, 2019 at 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Nothing reveals more about how the greatest artists present themselves to the world than the self-portrait.   --- Art Talks take place every Wednesday between January and April at 1:30 PM in the Margaret E. Mooney Hall. Art Talks are free with museum admission.   --- Art Talks are now in its 35th season of providing quality Art Talk for the Tucson community. Join the museum between January and April for the TMALearn! Docent Council’s series of lectures examining the…

Bank of America Courageous Conversation

January 7, 2019 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Courageous Conversation: Being American in Today’s Society Monday, January 7, 2019 FREE for students and TMA members, others pay what you wish   Bank of America believes bringing together different perspectives to encourage productive conversations will create opportunities to unite us. Join us as Bank of America and the Tucson Museum of Art host a conversation with community leaders about equality, inclusion, social justice, and diverse perspectives. This panel discussion will kickoff the final week of 30 Americans, so don’t…

Kachinas at TMA

THE EVOLVING SPIRIT OF THE HOPI KACHINA – LINDA FRIEDMAN

January 9, 2019 at 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Looking at the Tucson Museum of Art's Kachina collection to learn more about the meaning of the Kachina, its traditional and ceremonial significance, artistic influence and contemporary expression.   --- Art Talks take place every Wednesday between January and April at 1:30 PM in the Margaret E. Mooney Hall. Art Talks are free with museum admission.   --- Art Talks are now in its 35th season of providing quality Art Talk for the Tucson community. Join the museum between January and…

Leadership Circle Lecture Series: Don & Mera Rubell

January 10, 2019 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join mega-collectors Don and Mera Rubell in a conversation about 30 Americans, the Rubell Family Collection (RFC), how they collected artworks, and cultivated relationships with artists. Established in 1964 in New York City, RFC has grown to one of the largest, privately owned, publicly accessible contemporary art collections in the world.   — Leadership Circle is the Tucson Museum of Art’s foremost philanthropic membership group. Leadership Circle members make an incredible difference in supporting and sustaining the Tucson Museum of…

Rebecca Scott, The Perfect Hostess, 2006, Oil on canvas

STILL LIFE COMES ALIVE! – BILL BOSLEGO

January 16, 2019 at 1:30 am - 2:30 pm

From the moralistic 17th Century Dutch still lifes to the innovations of the present day, this genre has continued to engage, challenge and delight its viewers.   --- Art Talks take place every Wednesday between January and April at 1:30 PM in the Margaret E. Mooney Hall. Art Talks are free with museum admission.   --- Art Talks are now in its 35th season of providing quality Art Talk for the Tucson community. Join the museum between January and April…

Thomas Moran, The Chasm of the Colorado, 1873-1874, oil on canvas mounted on aluminum, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Lent by the Department of the Interior Museum, L.1968.84.2

THE HUDSON RIVER SCHOOL: AMERICAN SCENERY, ITS BEAUTY AND MAGNIFICENCE – HARRY HAKANSON

January 23, 2019 at 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

The Hudson River School painters recorded the discovery, exploration, and settlement of the American landscape in the 19th century.   --- Art Talks take place every Wednesday between January and April at 1:30 PM in the Margaret E. Mooney Hall. Art Talks are free with museum admission.   --- Art Talks are now in its 35th season of providing quality Art Talk for the Tucson community. Join the museum between January and April for the TMALearn! Docent Council’s series of…

DOROTHEA LANGE: DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE BEST OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY – KAY JENSEN

January 30, 2019 at 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

She chronicled the years of the Great Depression, the desperate conditions of the migrants and oppressed, and the Japanese internment in World War II.   --- Art Talks take place every Wednesday between January and April at 1:30 PM in the Margaret E. Mooney Hall. Art Talks are free with museum admission.   --- Art Talks are now in its 35th season of providing quality Art Talk for the Tucson community. Join the museum between January and April for the…

THE ASHCAN SCHOOL AND THE STREETS OF NEW YORK – KAREN OWSOWITZ

February 6, 2019 at 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Experience the rich, raucous reality of turn-of-the-century New York through the searching eyes and unfailing humanity of these artists.   --- Art Talks take place every Wednesday between January and April at 1:30 PM in the Margaret E. Mooney Hall. Art Talks are free with museum admission.   --- Art Talks are now in its 35th season of providing quality Art Talk for the Tucson community. Join the museum between January and April for the TMALearn! Docent Council’s series of…

William DeKooning and Wife- East Hampton NY, 1953

AN AFFAIR OF THE ART: ELAINE AND WILLEM DE KOONING – PAT WADDELL

February 13, 2019 at 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Elaine and Willem de Kooning were a major force in the Abstract Expressionist movement.  Their artwork was impacted by their marriage to each other as well as multiple affairs.   --- Art Talks take place every Wednesday between January and April at 1:30 PM in the Margaret E. Mooney Hall. Art Talks are free with museum admission.   --- Art Talks are now in its 35th season of providing quality Art Talk for the Tucson community. Join the museum between…

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