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

Current Exhibitions

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…

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,…

Tinkerlab

        June 10, 2017 - January 21, 2018 The UAMA is thrilled to announce a new offering, the Tinkerlab. The Tinkerlab is a makerspace that will take over the Art Lab gallery from June 10-January 21. What is a makerspace? Makerspaces are environments that foster experimentation, invention, problem solving, and creativity. These creative…
May 27 - October 1, 2017 Bisbee, recently voted the prettiest town in Arizona, has long been a haven for artists. Nestled in the Mule Mountains just north of the border, Bisbee is a source of inspiration for many creative-types, including Sam Woolcott and Poe Dismuke. Woolcott is a self-taught painter who later obtained a…
The University of Arizona Museum of Art August 19-December 17, 2017 In recognition of the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation, the UAMA will exhibit nine Old Master prints from its graphic collection that highlight some of the issues encountered by visual artists working during the Reformation era.  Through these works viewers will…

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…