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

Museum Events

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November 19, 2017
2:00 – 3:00 pm

This talk by UAMA curator Olivia Miller will highlight one of the most significant collections of modern art in the southwest, The Edward Gallagher III Memorial Collection at The University of Arizona Museum of Art. Baltimore businessman, Edward Gallagher, Jr.  established this collection to not only honor his son’s memory, but to also provide the people of Tucson and Arizona at large with access to art they would normally see in larger cities. Between 1954 and 1978, almost 200 works of art including pieces by Mark Rothko, Arshile Gorky, Jackson Pollock, and Barbara Hepworth, were delivered periodically to the museum. This lecture will focus on select pieces from this collection, and explore Gallagher as a collector and philanthropist. This event requires an RSVP and is free for members.

Image: Jackson Pollock, Number 20, 1950, 1950, Oil on masonite gameboard, Gift of Edward Joseph Gallagher, Jr

December 2, 2017
5:00 – 7:00 pm
The home of Meg Hagyard, Interim Director

This special evening is presented by the 1954 Circle Leadership celebrating the return of Woman-Ochre. Join us for the first in a series celebrating the story and return of Woman-Ochre. The evening will include live music, libations and culinary tidbits, plus a display and discussion of Woman-Ochre related archive materials and never before seen images of the journey home.*

Tickets are $50 ($25 is tax deductible) with all proceeds benefitting the de Kooning Fund.
Space is limited. To RSVP and purchase tickets, please contact Angela Telesco at atelesco@email.arizona.edu or 520-626-7187

The recovered painting by Willem de Kooning is readied for examination by UA Museum of Art staff Nathan Saxton (r), Exhibitions Specialist, and Kristen Schmidt, Registrar

The recovered painting by Willem de Kooning is readied for examination by UA Museum of Art staff Nathan Saxton (r), Exhibitions Specialist, and Kristen Schmidt, Registrar

 

December 9, 2017
2:00 – 4:30 PM
Center for Creative Photography Auditorium

Join the University of Arizona Museum of Art and the Hanson Film Institute for a screening of Goya: Visions of Flesh and Blood by Exhibitions on Screen. Through extensive location footage, Goya’s revealing letters and a unique exhibition of masterpieces from great collections across the world, this film builds a fascinating portrait of the painter and the colourful world he painted. The film is based on the landmark exhibition at the National Gallery, London.

Image:
Francisco de Goya, Self Portrait before an Easel (detail), 1792-5 ©Museo de la Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, Madrid

January 13, 2018
2:00 – 4:30 PM
Center for Creative Photography Auditorium

Join the University of Arizona Museum of Art and the Hanson Film Institute for a screening of The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism by Exhibition on Screen. The film tells the story of American Impressionism and The Garden Movement which flourished between 1887–1920, and is based on the exhibition The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement, 1887-1920.

Image:
Clark Voorhees House, Matilda Browne – Florence Griswold Museum

February 10, 2018
2:00 – 4:30 PM
Center for Creative Photography Auditorium

Join the University of Arizona Museum of Art and the Hanson Film Institute for Rembrandt: From the National Gallery, London and Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam by Exhibition on Screen. Every Rembrandt exhibition is eagerly anticipated, but this major new show hosted by London’s National Gallery and Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum is an event like no other. Given exclusive, privileged access to both galleries, the film documents this landmark exhibition whilst interweaving Rembrandt’s life story with the behind-the-scenes preparations at these world famous institutions.

Image:
Rembrandt, Portrait of a Couple as Isaac and Rebecca, known as The Jewish Bride, c. 1665 © Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Tinkerlab Event

November 18, 2017 
10 am – 1 pm 

Come tinker with us on Saturday, November 18th at the Museum! This event is for all ages, families and groups encouraged, and is free with admission. More details coming soon!

To learn more about Tinkerlab click here