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

Current Exhibitions

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…

Bycatch

February 4 - April 2 In Bycatch, Eric Magrane and Maria Johnson present an art-science exploration of the shrimp trawling fishery in Mexico’s Gulf of California. Every night from September through March, hundreds of boats traverse the water dragging hundred-foot long nets across the seafloor after a quarry of shrimp. Along with shrimp, they pull…

Northern Triangle

February 4 - April 2 In 2014, more than 68,000 unaccompanied children were apprehended on the U.S./Mexico border, double the number from the previous year. Of this group, the majority are from the Central American countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. Known as the Northern Triangle, this region has a long and complicated relationship…
February 4 - April 2 Internationally recognized painter and muralist, David Tineo is a wildly prolific artist whose paintings are imbued with symbols of Aztec and Chicano identity. Images of gods and goddesses, animals, and landscapes embody the spiritual resilience that is required when living in a border town, in between two worlds as it…
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…
November 30, 2016 - March 26, 2017 This exhibit will highlight artwork created by Elders at St. Luke’s Home during the We Love Art! Workshops facilitated by University of Arizona students from the National Art Education Association (NAEA) Student Chapter.

Verboten/Forbidden

November 12 - April 24 Conceived by Minister of Propaganda, Joseph Goebbels, the Nazi party held the Entartete Kunst (Degenerate Art) exhibition in Munich in 1937. An ideological move intended to censor and dismantle the individual creativity of modern artists, the exhibition was wildly popular and featured more than 650 artworks and books that were confiscated…
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…