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Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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May 2018

Museum Store Featured Artist Reception: Rand Carlson

May 3, 2018 at 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
Rannd Carlson in Studio. Image Courtesy of 3StoryMagazine.com

May 1 -31, 2018 Reception, First Thursday, May 3, 5-8pm The Museum Store @ TMA Rand Carlson was a cartoonist, illustrator, and painter for over 30 years; then he came across tin.  He was looking for a new medium and found it in brightly colored printed tin scraps.  Now known for his tin collages, Carlson continues to push himself to create by repurposing and editing castoff pieces of metal.  He views collage as a modern medium because it combines dissimilar…

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¡Charlemos!

May 8, 2018 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 28, 2018

Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States

This summer, TMA is excited to offer tours of the museum galleries in Spanish! Tours will be led by museum educators and will begin every Tuesday at 2:00 PM. Tours will begin in the Margaret E. Mooney Hall.

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Activities that Spark Creativity!

May 9, 2018 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 29, 2018

Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States

Stop by the Creative Space every Wednesday at 12:00 PM and join TMALearn! Docents as well as museum educators for all-ages art-making activities. The best part is, you get to take your creations home! All participants, please meet in the Margaret E. Mooney Hall at 12:00 PM.

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Storytime in the Creative Space

May 10, 2018 at 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Thursday, repeating until August 30, 2018

Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States

Join us for Storytime in the Creative Space, followed by an art-making activity inspired by the story that you get to take home. All participants, please meet in the Margaret E. Mooney Hall at 10:30AM.

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July 2018

Second SundAZe – Family Day @ TMA

July 8, 2018 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States

Second SundAZe Family Day @ TMA are presented by the Stonewall Foundation and feature free admission to the museum for residents of Arizona and Sonora, Mexico on the second Sunday of each month as well as educational programming, art-making-activities, and special performances.   --- This month, get inspired by the Arizona Biennial 2018 and create art with TMALearn! Activities that day will include printmaking, cyanotypes, and a collaborative mural. On-going activities: • Printmaking - Margaret E. Mooney Hall • Cyanotypes-…

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July 13, 2018 - July 14, 2018
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States

September 2018

Biennial Bash

September 15, 2018 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States

Celebrate the final days of the Arizona Biennial 2018 at the Biennial Bash! The evening will include live music, performances, and an art sale featuring the works of TMA Contemporary Art Society artists. Presales will complete at 5pm on Friday, September 14th.  Tickets are available at the door on the night of the event.

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Prospective Docent Coffee

September 18, 2018 at 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States

Do you love art? Consider becoming a TMALearn docent at the Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block! Volunteering as a docent allows you to engage with your community while enriching your life through ongoing art education and interaction with other people who are passionate about art. Join us for coffee on Tuesday, September 18 at 10:30 AM to learn more about becoming a docent.

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October 2018

Curator Walk Through: 30 Americans

October 17, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States

FREE for TMA members, others with paid admission THE CURATOR WALK THROUGH: 30 AMERICANS IS AT CAPACITY Join TMA’s Chief Curator, Dr. Julie Sasse, in a highlights tour of 30 Americans.

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Voices of Culture Speaker Series: Eric Gibson

October 29, 2018 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States

Join the University of Arizona Center for the Philosophy of Freedom & The American Culture and Ideas Initiative on Monday, October 29th at 6:00 PM for the Voices of Culture Speaker Series featuring Eric Gibson.   Eric Gibson is the Arts in Review editor of The Wall Street Journal, overseeing the opinion side of the paper’s cultural coverage—its criticism of the fine arts, TV, movies, theater and the many forms of popular music. He also writes art exhibition reviews and op-eds…

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November 2018

Holiday Artisans Market

November 16, 2018 at 10:00 am - November 18, 2018 at 5:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States

Vendor applications for the Holiday Artisans Market will be available in July 2018. For more information please contact jgermain@tucsonmuseumofart.org.

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Research Library Book Sale

November 17, 2018 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States

Did you know that the Tucson Museum of Art has a Research Library? If you did, did you know that once a year there is Stop by the TMALearn! Education Center and browse hundreds of books covering a wide array of topics from Modern Sculpture to Pre-Columbian Art at the Annual Book Sale. Most books are priced under $5. This sale happens once a year during the Holiday Artisans Market + Street Festival.

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Research Library Book Sale

November 18, 2018 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States

Did you know that the Tucson Museum of Art has a Research Library? If you did, did you know that once a year there is Stop by the TMALearn! Education Center and browse hundreds of books covering a wide array of topics from Modern Sculpture to Pre-Columbian Art at the Annual Book Sale. Most books are priced under $5. This sale happens once a year during the Holiday Artisans Market + Street Festival.

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CEO Spotlight: 30 Americans

November 28, 2018 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States

FREE for students and TMA members, others with paid admission Join TMA’s CEO, Jeremy Mikolajczak, in an in-depth conversation about artworks on view in 30 Americans.

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January 2019

The Museum Store @ TMA presents: Shirley Wagner – A Trunk Show

January 12 at 10:00 am - January 13 at 3:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
Shirley Wagner Jewelry

The Museum Store @ TMA presents Shirley Wagner A Trunk Show January 12 & 13, 2019 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM   Shirley Wagner is a Tucson sculptor. In the same studio where she builds sculptures, she now constructs contemporary jewelry, which she refers to as Body Sculpture. Wagner altered the scale of her work so it relates to the human body. With this new endeavor, she continues a lifelong interest in texture, relief, and the character of found objects. …

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February 2019

Second SundAZe – Family Day @ TMA

February 10 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States

Get inspired by the current exhibit, Carlos Estévez: Entelechy and create family-friendly projects on Second SundAZe Family Day @ TMA. Stay and enjoy a special performance by The Dusty Ramblers Project from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM. Projects will include: Mandalas Scratchboard Art Puppets   --- Second SundAZe Family Day @ TMA are presented by the Stonewall Foundation and feature free admission to the museum for residents of Arizona and Sonora, Mexico on the second Sunday of each month as…

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March 2019

CANCELED: Valerie Galloway – A trunk show

March 10 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States

The Museum Store @ TMA Presents: Valerie Galloway A trunk show March 9-10, 2019   Unfortunately, This trunk show has been canceled.   Valerie Galloway was born in France and lived all over the world before settling in Tucson, AZ, where she attended the U of A.  Her career as an artist includes stints in advertising, fashion photography, and retail.  In practice, Galloway paints, photographs, and creates everything from handmade mirrors to upcycled jewelry. Galloway’s inspiration comes from the 1960’s…

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TMA Leadership Circle VIP Tour of the Amerind Museum

March 12 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States

Nestled among the rock formations of Texas Canyon in Dragoon, AZ, the Amerind Foundation was founded in 1937 by William Shirley Fulton (1880-1964) as a private, nonprofit archaeological research institution. Today, The Amerind presents exhibitions that tell the story of America's first peoples from Alaska to South America and from the last Ice Age to the present. JOIN US for a day excursion, featuring a docent-led tour of the Amerinds’ extensive grounds and exhibitions, and private sit-down lunch in the…

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Spring Art Market & Flower Festival

March 16 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States

Organized by TMA’s Museum Store, the Spring Art Market & Flower Festival features over 100 unique and local artists and artisans with crafts, original artwork, pottery, glass, jewelry, textiles, fine art, and gift items. Additionally, local florists and nurseries will participate, offering an array of living art. The event also includes food by local vendors, noontime concerts, and other programs throughout the weekend. When the market starts on, Friday, March 15, admission to TMA’s galleries is free for the duration of the market…

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Spring Art Market & Flower Festival

March 17 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States

Organized by TMA’s Museum Store, the Spring Art Market & Flower Festival features over 100 unique and local artists and artisans with crafts, original artwork, pottery, glass, jewelry, textiles, fine art, and gift items. Additionally, local florists and nurseries will participate, offering an array of living art. The event also includes food by local vendors, noontime concerts, and other programs throughout the weekend. When the market starts on, Friday, March 15, admission to TMA’s galleries is free for the duration of the market…

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In Conversation: Patricia Carr Morgan and TMA’s Chief Curator Dr. Julie Sasse

March 20 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
Patricia Carr Morgan

Free for Members/Pay-what-you-wish admission Join Patricia Carr Morgan and TMA’s Chief Curator, Dr. Julie Sasse, as they discuss the intersections of art and environmentalism, the artistic process, and the creation of the current installation, Blue Tears.   RSVP here.

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Art Museum Education Lecture – From Here to There: Reflections on a Career Spent Changing a Field

March 21 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States

Join Pat Villeneuve, specialist in art museum education and visitor-centered exhibitions, in a lecture entitled “From Here to There: Reflections on a Career Spent Changing a Field.” In this presentation, Villeneuve will discuss her career, which began at TMA, and the evolution of museum education. Pat Villeneuve started her museum career as director of the Tucson Museum of Art School in 1982 and entered the graduate program in art education at the University of Arizona later that year. A fortuitous…

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Crush Gala 2019

March 23 at 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States

TMA’s largest annual fundraising event. The 2019 Crush Gala will celebrate our 95th year. Click for information and tickets

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Tucson Cine Mexico Opening Night Party

March 27 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States

Join us as we kick off the 16th edition of Tucson Cine Mexico, the United States’ longest-running festival of Mexican film! At 6:00 pm, join us on the patio for drinks, or head inside to view the cosmic works of contemporary Cuban artist Carlos Estévez in Entelechy, the Tucson Museum of Art’s current exhibition. At 6:45 pm in the Margaret E. Mooney Hall, Festival Co-Director Carlos Gutiérrez moderates “Nurturing New Film Talent,” a conversation with guest filmmaker Martha Sosa Elizondo. Martha,…

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Tucson Cine Mexico: Mexican Cinema Under Neoliberalism

March 31 at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States

Tucson Cine Mexico presents Mexican Cinema Under Neoliberalism: A Conversation with Filmmaker Carlos F. Rossini on the Intersection of Film and Politics in the 21st Century. Mexico is currently going through a profound political transformation. Last year's crushing electoral win of Andrés Manuel López Obrador as the new president of Mexico signaled the end of an era marked by neoliberalism policies that were implanted in Mexico since the eighties. Join Tucson Cine Mexico co-director Carlos A. Gutiérrez in a conversation…

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April 2019

CEO Spotlight – Carlos Estévez: Entelechy Works from 1992 – 2018

April 3 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
Free

Join the Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block's CEO, Jeremy Mikolajczak, for a special lunchtime tour of Carlos Estévez: Entelechy and in-depth conversations about the rise of contemporary Cuban art. Space is limited on this tour, RSVP requested.     --- Image Credit: Carlos Estévez, Self-fulfilling Prophecy, 2012, smoke, watercolor pencil, oil on canvas, 50 x 120 in. Courtesy of the Artist

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Free First Thursday

April 4 at 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States

Inspired by Carlos Estévez: Entelechy, Works From 1992 to 2018, join TMA in an evening of spoken word, poetry, and creativity featuring three site-specific performances by Raquel Gutiérrez, participatory letterpress demonstrations by Tanline Printing (5:00 – 7:00 pm), and live music by Karima Walker. Additionally, Syrian Marwa Alfandi Syrian Sweets and Food (cash only) will be available for purchase as well as a cash bar. Presented in collaboration with SplitSeed Production.     --- On the first Thursday of every…

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Art in the Park

April 6 at 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States

On April 6, 2019, Ballet Rincon and the Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block's Education Department are joining forces to present Art in the Park, a free afternoon of fun, youth-based performance art and art making, at the Georges DeMeester Theatre at Reid Park, in the heart of Tucson. In its second year, they will be joined by Tucson’s leading arts and performing arts groups, including the Arizona Opera, the MOCA, artists from the UA School of Dance, Arizona…

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Annotated Audrey Art – A trunk show

April 13 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States

The Museum Store @ TMA Presents Annotated Audrey Art A trunk show April 13 & 14, 2019 Join illustrator and graphic designer husband and wife team Audrey de la Cruz and Larry Andrade for a special sale event at TMA! Annotated Audrey Art specializes in designing, printing and manufacturing desert and nature-themed products using our vibrant and quirky art. They spread positivity and joy by creating art that is accessible to everyone and make products that inspire people to have…

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Second SundAZe – Family Day @ TMA

April 14 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States

Celebrate Earth Day at Second SundAZe Family Day @ TMA with inspired art-making activities and a performance by Mr. Nature at 1:00 pm. At 11:00 am, artist Patricia Carr Morgan will perform the final of three veil drops, concluding the performative element of her exhibition, Blue Tears.   --- Second SundAZe Family Day @ TMA are presented by the Stonewall Foundation with additional support from the David and Lura Lovell Foundation and feature free admission to the museum for residents…

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Annotated Audrey Art – A trunk show

April 14 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States

The Museum Store @ TMA Presents Annotated Audrey Art A trunk show April 13 & 14, 2019 Join illustrator and graphic designer husband and wife team Audrey de la Cruz and Larry Andrade for a special sale event at TMA! Annotated Audrey Art specializes in designing, printing and manufacturing desert and nature-themed products using our vibrant and quirky art. They spread positivity and joy by creating art that is accessible to everyone and make products that inspire people to have…

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Arbor Day Celebration Tree Trimming @ TMA

April 27 at 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States

Outside Cafe a la C'Art on the sidewalk adjacent to Main Avenue is an old and venerable California Pepper Tree, planted by Hiram Stevens around 1875. The tree is believed to be one of the oldest planted in Tucson that is still living. At 9:00 AM on Saturday, April 27, the day after Arbor Day, The Southern Arizona Arborist Group SAAG will publically prune the tree to preserve and maintain its health for years to come. Feel free to drop by and watch…

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May 2019

Fashion Arte VIP Reception

May 1 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
$75.00

Join TMA and Pima Community College’s Fashion Design and Clothing Department for a night of fashion, music, food, and shopping, kicking off PCC’s annual event Fashion Arte! On the night of May 1, from  6:00 to 8:00 PM., TMA will be transformed into a chic red-carpeted destination featuring an installation by Gadabout Salon and Desert Vintage, a trunk show by New York-based Nicholas K, a special performance by Hawkinsdance, and a marketplace promoting PCC alumni designers. There will be a display of photography by…

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Free First Thursday

May 2 at 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States

Celebrate the opening of Learning to See: Josef Albers, Selected Prints from the Formulation: Articulation Series with an evening inspired by geometric abstraction featuring free admission to the galleries, art-making activities, live music by Chris Black, and silk-screening by Tanline Printing.   --- On the first Thursday of every month, the Tucson Museum of Art is free and open to the public from 5:00 to 8:00 PM. Join us for exciting evenings featuring live music, performances, art-making, unique gallery experiences,…

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Museum Store Featured Artist Reception: Heather Freitas

May 2 at 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States

The Museum Store @ TMA Presents Heather Freitas May 2 -June 2, 2019 Phoenix-based mixed-media eco-art activist Heather Freitas uses recycled materials to produce artworks about issues surrounding waste and human impact on the environment.  Using the very materials that pollute drives her message about reuse and recycling to reverse harmful trends.  Freitas believes that art can be influential in making a difference in the world, not only documenting, but using creativity to formulate real solutions to critical contemporary issues,…

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Leadership Circle Lecture Series: Dr. Mark Sublette- Intersections of Albers and Navajo Weavings

May 8 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States

Closing out the Leadership Circle season, Tucson-based gallerist, author, and curator, Mark Sublette will highlight the connections between the work of Josef Albers and the tradition of Navajo textiles. In collaboration with the exhibition Learning to See: Josef Albers. Selected Prints from the Formulation: Articulation series on view in the Lois C. Green Gallery.   To RSVP, please email rsvp@tucsonmuseumofart.org   Presented in collaboration with Medicine Man Gallery --- About the Speaker: Dr. J. Mark Sublette, a former physician, is the founder…

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Second SundAZe – Family Day @ TMA

May 12 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States

Celebrate Mother’s Day at TMA! The day will be filled with family-friendly activities, a concert at 10:00 AM by the Foothills Jazz Combo, and an afternoon performance by Hawkinsdance at 1:00 PM. Activities happening all day: •Free admission to the galleries •Photo booth and DIY frames with mom •Paper flowers •Necklace making for mom — Second SundAZe Family Day @ TMA are presented by the Stonewall Foundation with additional support from the David and Lura Lovell Foundation and feature free…

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The Museum Store Presents: Rameen Ahmed Mother’s Day Trunk Show

May 12 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States

The Museum Store @ TMA Presents Rameen Ahmed A mother’s day trunk show May 12, 2019 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Join us for a special one-day sales event with local artist Rameen Ahmed. Ahmed’s body adornment artworks are heavily influenced by modern and tribal designs and architecture from the Indian sub-continent and American southwest.  These influences create an amalgam of aesthetics crossing international boundaries.  Each piece transforms solid metals and gems into a whimsical work of liquid grace, and…

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Travelogue Members Preview

May 17 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States

TMA members are invited to a private reception celebrating the opening of the feature exhibition, Travelogue: Grand Destinations & Personal Journeys.   --- IMAGE CREDIT: 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   --- About the exhibition: In the 18th to 19th centuries,…

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June 2019

Free First Thursday

June 6 at 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States

Listen to the sounds of cumbia with Las Reinas del Sonido Tambó (DJ humblelianess and Quiahuitl on drums) and explore the feature exhibition, Travelogue: Grand Destinations & Personal Journeys! The evening will also include art-making, a “Travel Selfie Broadcast,” a creative gallery exploration entitled “Do you have a ticket?,” facilitated by Laila Halaby, and a cash bar!     About “Do you have a ticket?”: In conjunction with Travelogue join author Laila Halaby in visiting new places during this summer’s…

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Josef Albers’ Revolutionary Contribution to Understanding Color with Claire Campbell Park

June 8 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States

Registration is at capacity for this tour. To be added to a waiting list, please contact the Community Engagement Department.   Registration capacity is 30 people, register NOW to secure your spot! Included with admissions.   Join artist-educator Claire Campbell Park in a 40-minute interactive conversation and demonstration on Albers' approach to color, surrounded by his works on view at TMA.  

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Second SundAZe – Family Day @ TMA

June 9 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States

Families and children of all ages are encouraged to get inspired by Josef Albers and explore themes of geometric abstraction, color, and minimalism. Through a variety of art-making activities such as printmaking and collage, learn about the influential German artist, Josef Albers. There will be family-focused tours of Learning to See: Josef Albers at 11:00 AM & 1:00 PM   Activities happening all day: - Printmaking using recycled materials - Collaging using Squares   --- Second SundAZe Family Day @…

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CEO Spotlight – Learning To See: Josef Albers

June 12 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States

Join the Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block’s CEO, Jeremy Mikolajczak, for a tour of Learning to See: Josef Albers and in-depth conversations about the Bauhaus and the life and legacy of Josef and Anni Albers.

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Morning Color Explorations with Claire Campbell Park

June 15 at 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States

The morning session is SOLD OUT! Registration capacity for the morning session is 14 people, register NOW to secure your spot! $15 for non-members, $5 for members. Join artist-educator Claire Campbell Park for a 1.5 hour hands-on workshop. Play with 220 colors, and experience firsthand the color explorations of Josef Albers. This workshop is appropriate for participants ages 18 and up.   Claire Campbell Park exhibits, lectures, and teaches internationally. Her color field weavings were recently trending on Artnet and…

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Afternoon Color Explorations with Claire Campbell Park

June 15 at 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States

The afternoon session is SOLD OUT! Registration capacity for the afternoon session is 14 people, register NOW to secure your spot! $15 for non-members, $5 for members. Join artist-educator Claire Campbell Park for a 1.5 hour hands-on workshop. Play with 220 colors, and experience firsthand the color explorations of Josef Albers. This workshop is appropriate for participants ages 18 and up.   Claire Campbell Park exhibits, lectures, and teaches internationally. Her color field weavings were recently trending on Artnet and…

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Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday

June 19 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States

Co-presented by The Loft Cinema. Don’t miss this special screening of Jacques Tati’s hilarious 1953 summer vacation classic, Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday, and then travel over to Tucson Museum of Art to see their new exhibit, “Travelogue: Grand Destinations and Personal Journeys,” on display from May 18 – September 29! Pipe-smoking Monsieur Hulot, Jacques Tati’s endearing clown, takes a holiday at a seaside resort where his presence provokes one crazed catastrophe after another. Tati’s wildly funny satire of vacationers determined to…

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July 2019

CLOSED FOR HOLIDAY- NO Free First Thursday

July 4 at 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States

The Museum is closed in observance of Independence Day. There will be no Free First Thursday in July. The next scheduled Free First Thursday is on August 1, 2019.   Image credit: Fritz Scholder, Last Indian with American Flag, color silkscreen, 147/150. Collection of the Tucson Museum of Art. Gift of Mr. Marvin Smalley. 1980.28.4

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Second SundAZe – Harold Joe Waldrum: Las Sombras Opening

July 14 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States

July 14, 2019
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Harold Joe Waldrum: Las Sombras – Curator Tour

July 17 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
La sombra en la puerta de la morada en Truchas

July 17, 2019
1:00 PM

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Blue Star Family Pop-Up

July 24 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States

July 24, 2019
10:00 - 11:00 AM

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August 2019

Free First Thursday

August 1 at 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States

August 1, 2019
5:00 - 8:00 PM

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Second SundAZe Family Day @ TMA: Travelogue

August 11 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States

Enjoy a day at the museum learning about artist exploration through travel in the current exhibition Travelogue: Grand Destinations and Personal Journeys. The day will be filled with in-gallery activities and art-making. There will be family-focused tours of Travelogue at 11a.m. & 1p.m. and guest can create their own DIY sketchbooks for capturing landscapes both near and far.   --- Second SundAZe Family Day @ TMA are presented by the Stonewall Foundation with additional support from the David and Lura Lovell…

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HOCO FEST @ TMA – A NEW BORDER VISION – A PANEL DISCUSSION

August 31 at 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States

Music and art in southern Arizona have long been steeped in themes of cultural difference, resistance, and change. The destruction of natural resources such as water, wildlife, and ecosystems, restrictive immigration laws, divisions of tribal communities, and racial profiling are just some of the injustices individuals living in the border region have been fighting for decades. In recent years, an increase in polarizing rhetoric amplified the ways in which artists, activists and community members are forging new strategies to weather…

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September 2019

Free First Thursday

September 5 at 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States

Enjoy live music exploring the sounds of the Mediterranean, Balkans, and North Africa by Khalid El Boujami and Anton Shekerdziev. The evening will also include art-making, a “Travel Selfie Broadcast,” a creative gallery exploration entitled “Do you have a ticket?,” facilitated by Laila Halaby, and a cash bar!   This event is the first opportunity to see the new permanent collection exhibitions, I'm Every Woman: Representations of Women on Paper and Ralph Gibson: Photographs.   About “Do you have a…

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Second SundAZe – Family Day @ TMA

September 8 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States

Join us for Second SundAZe Family Day @ TMA presented by the Stonewall Foundation and explore the museum's Art of East Asia collection. Currently on view in the museum are selections from China, Japan, and Korea, dating from 2200 BCE to the mid-1900s, including ritual, burial, domestic, and traded items. Get inspired by these works of art and then make your own (10 a.m. - 3 p.m.): Clay vessels Gyotaku fish prints Watercolor painted lanterns At 1 p.m. there will…

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Travelogue: Three Perspectives of the Grand Tour

September 11 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
Curators Panel

September 11, 2019
11:00 AM

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Prospective Docent Coffee

September 12 at 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States

Do you love art? Consider becoming a docent at the Tucson Museum of Art! Volunteering as a docent allows you to give back to the community while enriching your life through ongoing art education and interaction with other art lovers. Join current TMA Docents on Thursday, September 12 at 10:30 a.m. for a presentation and discussion about the joys of being a docent. To RSVP, please contact the Education Department.

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October 2019

Presidio Block History Tour

October 3 at 11:30 am
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One event on November 15, 2019 at 11:30 am

Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States

Step back in time, and discover the interesting stories of Tucson’s past that have made the city what it is today. The Presidio Block History Tour includes a tour of the Presidio San Agustín del Tucson Museum and the Tucson Museum of Art's Historic Block, as well as a delicious lunch at La Cocina, all for $60 per person!   This event is presented in collaboration with the Presidio San Agustín del Tucson Museum.   Get tickets for the October…

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Opening Celebration: Oaxacan Folk Art from the Shepard Barbash and Vicki Ragan Collection/ Free First Thursday

October 3 at 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States

Celebrate the opening of Oaxacan Folk Art from the Shepard Barbash and Vicki Ragan Collection featuring live music by guitarist Eduardo Costa, dances by Ballet Folklorico Arizona (5:30 pm), and a pop-up shop by La Syrena Barrio Books as well as art-making, gallery activities, and a cash bar! About our partners and performers: Brazilian classical guitarist, Dr. Eduardo Minozzi Costa, is the winner of 10 international guitar competitions and has performed in major cities such as New York, Dallas, Portland,…

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Collector’s Conversation: Shepard Barbash and Vicki Ragan on Oaxacan Folk Art

October 5 at 2:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
Concepción Aguilar, Noah's Ark, 1989 clay, pigment Collection of the Tucson Museum of Art. Gift of Shepard Barbash and Vicki Ragan. 2018.22.45

Join Shepard Barbash and Vicki Ragan in conversation with Chief Curator Dr. Julie Sasse as they discuss their passion for collecting Oaxacan folk art and share interesting stories about the artisans they befriended. Included with paid admission; free for museum members and students with ID. Culture Pass, guest passes, and other forms of complimentary admission will not be accepted for this event. RSVP Required, limited to 100 attendees. Please RSVP here.   --- Image credit: Concepción Aguilar, Noah's Ark, 1989,…

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Second SundAZe – Family Day @ TMA

October 13 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
Miguel Santiago Soriano (and father), Lemur, 1989, wood, pigment. Collection of the Tucson Museum of Art. Gift of Shepard Barbash and Vicki Ragan. 2018.22.257 Maria Jimenez Ojeda, Elephant, 1988, wood, pigment. Collection of the Tucson Museum of Art. Gift of Shepard Barbash and Vicki Ragan. 2018.22.206

The celebration continues for the debut of Oaxacan Folk Art from the Shepard Barbash and Vicki Ragan Collection. Make art inspired by the exhibition from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. All-ages art-making activities include: - amate paintings - metal ornaments - clay animal sculptures At 2:30 p.m., enjoy a performance by Circa 2014, the alumni choir of University of Arizona Symphonic Choir.   Second SundAZe Family Day @ TMA are presented by the Stonewall Foundation with additional support from the…

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