The University of Arizona Museum of Art and Archive of Visual Arts

Public Art

Our campus Public Art collection includes over 40 outdoor public sculptures, innovative public spaces, and integrated artworks. The diverse collection spans decades of art and history; each piece enlivens the campus design, engages students and faculty, inspires the broader campus community, and enhances the vitality of Tucson and the aesthetic experiences of its citizens. Public art is an opportunity for artists, designers, students, faculty, staff, and the Tucson community to explore our unique cultures, histories, and artistic expressions. Abstract art, tile mosaics, memorials and, of course, wildcats all weave together a visual history of campus life, civic engagement, and creative ideas.

Walking tours of campus sculpture are offered the third Wednesday of the month. Reservations are required so please call the UA Visitors Center to register—520-621-5130.

If your group (of 8 or more people) is unable to attend the Wednesday tour, please contact Chelsea Farrar, Assistant Curator of Education to schedule a public art tour–520-621-9504, cjfarrar@email.arizona.edu

 

The Museum has also developed resources for public art tours. You can download our 5th Grade Public Art Tour, and our Guided Tour front and Guided Tour back.

For all questions about campus-wide artwork, please contact Kristen Schmidt at Kristen@email.arizona.edu