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

Current Exhibitions

April 14-May 11, 2018 The School of Art Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition is presented annually during the last semester of a graduate student’s process to complete the Master of Fine Arts Studio Degree. In lieu of a written thesis, the student must present a fully developed body of work to the public in…
March 31 – August 26, 2018 The twentieth century was a significant time in the development of printmaking techniques and technologies, and the increase of women’s participation in the artistic practice. Culled predominantly from the Museum’s permanent collection, this exhibition will explore some of the most technically brilliant female printmakers and highlight their contributions to…

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.…

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…

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…