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

Current Exhibitions

February 11 - March 4, 2018 The University of Arizona Museum of Art presents the 2018 award winners of the The Art of Planetary Science Exhibition. The Art of Planetary Science is an annual art exhibition organized by the University of Arizona's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory and celebrates the beauty and elegance of science. The exhibition was founded in…

Best Wishes

February 3 – June 3, 2018 Best Wishes offers 15 artworks which suggest reciprocal processes of filtering, but not in the hope of stopping filtration or finding an authoritative ‘original’ signal. The filter, instead, might be where we find the power of mutability, imagine paths of change, and wonder at the beauty of complex pasts.…
January 20 – April 1, 2018 The Myth and The Mirror: Artwork of the American West examines the American West as a real and imagined place that embodies the fraught interconnections between exploration and colonization, national identity, and manifest destiny. This exhibition explores the art of this iconic region of the United States by utilizing The…

Our Stories: Mapping Q

August 18, 2017  – April 22, 2018 Mapping Q is an innovative community arts education program that invites LGTBQ+ youth to explore representations of self within the Museum and learn skills for life’s challenging moments. The participants map and juxtapose their life experience in response to the Museum and the work within it, in turn…
December 9, 2017 - April 1, 2018 Throughout centuries, maps have served as tools of victory over reality. Featuring functional maps in addition to artworks that incorporate cartographic vocabulary, this exhibition explores themes of navigation, accuracy, presumed reality, and politics.   Please join us Saturday, January 27 at 1:00 pm for Exploring Mercury: The Iron…

In Transit/En tránsito

September 16, 2017 – March 11, 2018 This exhibition is accompanied by related events that collectively explore artistic practice, resistance, and social transformation in relation to transnational migration and human rights politics. Anchored in the Sonoran Desert borderlands and drawing on practices from different regions of the US, Mexico, and Central America, In Transit/En tránsito will bring together artists,…

X, Y, Z: Art in Three Dimensions

May 17, 2017 - June 24, 2018 X, Y, Z: Art in Three Dimensions features artworks that are formed, molded, carved, cast, or arranged. In this exhibition visitors are invited to contemplate the objects’ textures, mass, relationships to space, and the integration of light and shadow. Highlighting the museum’s stellar permanent collection, this show demonstrates…
The Altarpiece of Ciudad Rodrigo is a jewel of the UAMA collection and one of the most important works produced in 15th-century Spain.  This altarpiece, also called a retablo, was made for the cathedral of the city (Ciudad) Rodrigo in the province of Salamanca, Spain, between the years 1480 and 1488, and after 1493. The…