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

Current Exhibitions

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…

Our Stories: Politeia

April 7 - July 30, 2017 Politeia. In the context of this exhibit, we define “Politeia” as ‘active citizens of the city state.’ In our current sociopolitical and social cultural climate it is crucial that we create space where people can safely engage with viewpoints and life experiences different from their own.  The art and…

Fame: Paintings by Robert Priseman

March 11 - August 27 By literally painting celebrity icons on top of 18th and 19th-century religious icons of saints (purchased on e-bay), British artist Robert Priseman examines the contemporary obsession with celebrity and how in it has mimicked or even replaced religious faith. Selecting celebrities whose lives ended prematurely in self-destructive or otherwise traumatic…
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…