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

Museum Events

See also: Family Events | Docent Events

We entered Museum Dance Off 4 and need your help to win- VOTE TODAY!

We’ve partnered with our friends at the Center for Creative Photography and Arizona State Museum to create a sure-to-please video dancing extravaganza. Voting is done in rounds, with the winner in each round being the museum that gets the most votes. You can help support your University of Arizona museums by casting your vote at through 5 am Tucson time on April 25. Even better? You can vote as often as you want!


Help us win our round and win glory for Tucson and Arizona!


What’s Museum Dance Off? It’s an international competition that brings together museums from all over the world! Learn more here.

Art Sprouts

April 26, 9:30

Art Sprouts is a fun story time and art making event for families with children ages 2 to 5 years. Adults and their children will explore works of art, move their bodies, read a book, and investigate objects and art materials. Choice-based studio activities extend the learning and fun.

All of these components are designed to not only inspire, but to also foster cognitive, fine, and gross motor skills, which are essential to child development. It’s also a great bonding experience for families!

To RSVP, contact Chelsea Farrar at or call (520) 621-9504.

Art Sprouts is FREE with Museum admission ($8/general, $6.50/65+) and is always FREE for Museum members, and University of Arizona students, staff, and faculty (with CatCard).

Thanks to a generous grant from the Marshall Foundation, we are able to offer a limited number of scholarships to the program! Please contact Chelsea Farrar for more information.

Spaces are limited- RSVP today!

April 29, 10:00-1:00

Explore art and science with hands-on activities. Face painting, story-time, live music from “Little Cloud” and more!

Activities include:

3D images from the Lunar & Planetary Laboratory
Solar Viewing Scope with NOAO
Art Studio Projects
Science of Conservation Scavenger Hunt

Astronomical art with the Tucson Chapter of the International Association of Astronomical Artists

Scheduled Events:
10 am-12 pm: Face Painting
11 am: Family Tour of Exposed: Science of Conservation Exhibit with Curator Olivia Miller
12 pm: Story Time
12:30 pm: Music

A special thank you to our partners:
National Optical Astronomy ObservatoryLunar & Planetary Laboratory, and the Tucson Chapter of the International Association of Astronomical Artists.



Wednesday, May 17, 2017
10 – 11 am

Do you have passion for art? Do you enjoy learning and sharing your experiences with others? Are you interested in joining a close community of like-minded adults? Then considering becoming a volunteer docent at the University of Arizona Museum of Art!

Adults of all ages and experiences are invited to attend our volunteer docent information session on Wednesday, May 17th at 10am.

(Previous background in the arts or public speaking is not required. Docents must commit to the weekly training sessions on Monday mornings, September through April.)

For more information, please contact Olivia Miller, Curator of Exhibitions and Education at 520-626-9899 or email
The University of Arizona Museum of Art is located on the southeast corner of Park and Speedway. Parking (for a fee) is available at the Park Avenue Garage on the northeast corner of Park and Speedway.