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

Current Exhibitions

April 15 - May 12, 2017 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…

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…
January 14- May 13 Exposed: The Art and Science of Conservation is an exhibition that provides an overview of the ever-developing field of art conservation. Using artwork that has been conserved as well as objects in current need of treatment, visitors will understand the challenges that museums face in caring for objects and explore solutions…
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…