Travelogue: Grand Destinations and Personal Journeys

May 18 – September 29, 2019

Steve McCurry, Tourists at a Resort, Bentota, Sri Lanka, 1995 Fuji Crystal Archive print, edition 3/10 (printed 2018), 40 x 60 in. Collection of the Tucson Museum of Art. Museum Purchase, funds provided by Robert and Sheryl Greenberg. 2018.35.2 Courtesy of the Artist. © Steve McCurry


In the 18th to 19th centuries, artists embarked on “The Grand Tour,” traveling throughout Europe, the Middle East, and beyond to study art and depict the archeological ruins and natural landscapes of a region. In the United States in the 19th century, artists were similarly drawn to far-flung destinations in the Americas and the West to portray new and fascinating lands and establish their careers through their photography, paintings, and drawings. This exhibition focuses on historical and contemporary artworks from the Tucson Museum of Art’s permanent collection that identify specific landmarks created by travelers who encounter them with a new sense of discovery. Each work of art serves as a visual travelogue of the artists’ journeys.


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This exhibition is organized by the Tucson Museum of Art and co-curated by Dr. Julie Sasse, Chief Curator, and Christine Brindza, Senior Curator, Glasser Curator of Art of the American West.

Travelogue: Grand Destinations & Personal Journeys is presented by the Tucson Museum of Art Western Art Patrons with additional support by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona.

Generous support of the 95th anniversary exhibition season at the Tucson Museum of Art is provided by the Connie Hillman Family Foundation, Jim and Louise Glasser, and Jon and Linda Ender, with additional support by AC Hotel Tucson Downtown.

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