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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…

Tom Palamore, Billy Schenck, Bob "Daddy-O" Wade

The Bad Boys of Elaine Horwitch Galleries

February 29 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 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…

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…

The Presence of Women and the Legacy of Elaine Horwitch

March 8 at 1:00 pm

Gallerist Elaine Horwitch was a force to be reckoned with but so were the women she worked with and the artists she represented. Join former Horwitch Gallery Director and current TMA Chief Curator Dr. Julie Sasse in conversation with artists Anne Coe, Suzanne Klotz and Lynn Tabor as they discuss their creative practices and the art scene of Arizona and New Mexico. — Included with paid admission; free for museum members and students with ID. Culture Pass, guest passes, and…

David Bradley, The Tradition Lives On, 2007 acrylic on canvas, 36 x 72.5 in. Heard Museum Collection, Gift of Alice J. Fleet Dickey Courtesy of the Artist

Curator Tour: Southwest Rising: Contemporary Art and the Legacy of Elaine Horwitch

March 11 at 10:30 am

Chief Curator Dr. Julie Sasse will discuss artists, contemporary art, and the legacy of gallerist Elain Horiwtch on a special member only tour of the feature exhibition Southwest Rising: Contemporary Art and the Legacy of Elaine Horwitch. This event is exclusive to museum members.   RSVP Required. Limited to 30 attendees   --- David Bradley, The Tradition Lives On, 2007, acrylic on canvas, 36 x 72.5 in. Heard Museum Collection, Gift of Alice J. Fleet Dickey. Courtesy of the Artist.

Saul Steinberg - Who DId It?

Docent Art Talks – Saul Steinberg: Philosophical Cartoonist of the New Yorker

March 11 at 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

In his very original cartoons, Saul Steinberg told stories of humanity with mystery, complexity and humor. 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! Docent Council’s series of lectures examining the art and artists who have influenced the…

Painting Ancient Mexico and the Kasser Family Wing

March 17 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Explore the brilliantly painted vessels, murals and manuscripts of ancient Mexico with Kristopher Driggers, Assistant Curator, Schmidt Curator of Latin American Art. — 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.   — 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…

Docent Art Talks – Ukiyo-E : Japanese Woodcut Prints Of A Floating World

March 18 at 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

A look at beautiful Ukiyo-e woodblock prints, the culture that birthed them, the artistry that created them, the Kabuki actors, Courtesans and the Geisha who were the subjects, and a modern-day artist who emulates them. This Art Talk is presented by Adrienne O'Hare.     — 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…

Docent Art Talk – The Art Of The Hohokam

March 25 at 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

For almost 1500 years the Hohokam culture thrived in today's southern Arizona and created amazing art to add beauty to their lives. This Art Talk is presented by Mary Jo Mcmullen.   — 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…

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