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

Past Exhibitions

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…

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…
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.

Red and Blue

October 27-February 26 Curated and organized by the Museum’s student affinity group, MUSE, Red and Blue is quite literally an exhibit about color, but is also inherently about school spirit and the evolution of The University of Arizona. Using UA colors as a starting point, this exhibit explores individual works of art from the UAMA…

Fifteen Indelible Lives

October 6 - January 22 Renowned artist Michael Haykin’s latest creation, Fifteen Indelible Lives is custom-made for the Museum.  Fifteen Indelible Lives is a breathtaking body of atmospheric realist paintings, many multi-paneled. Haykin defies categorization; he often (but not always) paints the American West; his work is unapologetically realist yet surreal at the same time.…
October 22 - January 22 The UAMA is proud to host the exhibition, The Presidential Series, a series of paintings of United States presidents created by longtime UA professor and alum, Alfred Quiroz.   While the bright colors, caricaturesque qualities, and sensational subject matter seem humorous on the surface, the paintings beg close examination in…
August 13 - November 13 Military and veteran-connected families share common experiences yet also have diverse stories and identities: they are moms, dads, partners, sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, athletes, superhero fans, mountain climbers, artists, deep-thinkers, joke-tellers, and much more. According to the Department of Defense, in 2016 there will be approximately 1,301,300 active duty men…
March 26 – November 6, 2016 Space artist Robert McCall (1919-2010) was known for his ability to bring viewers to unknown places using his limitless imagination.  It was this talent that took him beyond his work documenting the real Space Race – and into Hollywood. McCall designed concept art for movies such as Star Trek:…
The terracotta and plaster maquettes that comprise the extraordinary body of work in the UAMA collection were a gift from the Jacques and Yulla Lipchitz Foundation in 1979. The original clay sketches disintegrated without constant dampening; the works that were given to the UAMA survive because they were fired in a kiln, or translated by…
June 4 - October 9, 2016 “I will die a slave of principles not men.” –Emiliano Zapata). The Mexican Revolution (1910-1920) evolved from the integration of capitalism in Mexico by Porfirio Diaz. The working class began to revolt with aspirations of democracy due to the abuse of political power, lack of local autonomy and increasing…
May 14 - October 9, 2016 Culled from a private collection in Santa Fe, Modernist Intersections: The Tia Collection, examines the relationships between various artworks made in the 20th century. Sometimes connections are made through the formal elements while other times they are forged through subject matter. Often they are emotional and the intersections are…

The Lebowski Cycle by Joe Forkan

May 28 – September 25, 2016 The Lebowski Cycle is a series of paintings and drawings exploring layered narratives, using masterpieces of European art and the 1998 Coen Brothers’ film The Big Lebowski as a starting point.  The series is the result of a longstanding interest in narrative painting, particularly paintings from the Baroque and…

Latona Project

June 23, 2016 - July 31, 2016 Latona Project: LGBTQI Senior Identity in the Art Museum The Latona Project is a student-initiated collaborative community outreach project developed to examine the issues of changing LGBTQI senior identity within art museums. In a workshop series format Latona Project leaders sought to encourage LGBTQI seniors to understand one…

Mapping Q

May 19 - July 31 Mapping Q is back and bigger than ever! This year’s program is in collaboration with the Tucson Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation, and the University of Arizona School of Art.   Mapping Q is an award-winning community arts education program that invites LGTBQ+ youth…
April 15 – May 13, 2016 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…

ArtWorks: Through Our Eyes

March 18 - May 8, 2016 Twenty-five artists from the University of Arizona’s ArtWorks program with intellectual and developmental disabilities will exhibit work inspired by pieces in the Museum’s permanent collection. The artists visited the Museum on personalized tours to select their inspiration pieces, then created original work based on those pieces. Please join us for…

Modern Myth

February 6 – May 1, 2016 Showcasing 19th and 20th century representations of mythological stories from the museum’s permanent collection, this exhibition explores the reasons why time and again artists have turned to the medieval and ancient past for subject matter. What happens when famous legends are retold? How can ancient myths relate to our modern…

Fires of Change

November 19, 2015 – April 3, 2016 The worlds of art and fire science come together in Fires of Change. Curated by Flagstaff installation artist Shawn Skabelund, Fires of Change explores the increase in severity, size, and number of wildfires in the Southwest and their impact on the landscape through the eyes of artists. Through the…

Art Lab Presents

April 17, 2015 - March 14, 2016 Art Lab Presents gives you the chance to delve deeper into the history and practice of art in an intimate space. The first iteration includes highlights from the Museum’s Permanent Collection including Mark Rothko's Green on Blue (Earth-Green and White), Jackson Pollock's Number 20, and Morris Louis's No. IV. Please note that the…
December 19, 2015– March 6, 2016 Experience the grit, determination, and tumbles of the gay rodeo circuit with this exhibition of photographs that explore a time-honored American tradition. Rendering the story in classic black-and-white imagery, Blake Little captures scenes of camaraderie, identity, and sport in an expansive redefinition of what a cowboy can be. Consisting…

Rome -- Legacy of an Eternal City

September 12, 2015 - January 24, 2016 The city of Rome has been viewed in many ways over time. This sweeping exhibition, a collaboration between the UAMA and Professor Cynthia White of the UA Classics Department, examines Rome through different lenses including landscape views of the ancient city, myths and allegory, and the Grand Tour.…

Wavelength: The Art of Light

August 28 – December 6, 2015 Perceiving light through art is not a common thought process for many people. Light and the way it interacts with the world is often only considered through a more scientific outlook and is not easily paired with art. However, many artists have experimented with light—both scientifically and aesthetically. The…

Selections from Art Sprouts

September 19 – December 5, 2015 The UAMA is home to the only early childhood education arts programs in Tucson: Art Sprouts. Every month, kids ages 2-5 gather with their parents to explore art though projects, gallery visits, and reading while also developing their motor and social skills. In celebration of the program and the…

School of Art Faculty Exhibition

September 26 – November 8, 2015 This bi-annual showcase returns to offer an opportunity to discover the explorations, research, and constructs of the dedicated artists and scholars who shape, strengthen, and sustain our programs.   Please join us for an opening reception on Friday, October 2 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm to see the work…

Beyond the Straight and Narrow

May 30, 2015 - September 13, 2015 Geometric Abstraction has been present in art for centuries, however Abstraction and its subcategories were at the height of popularity beginning in the twentieth century.  In recent years, there has been a resurgence of Geometric Abstraction among contemporary artists, particularly affiliated with street art. Practitioners such as Maya…

Director's Choice/Curator's Choice

June 26 – August 30   Museum Director W. James Burns and Curator Olivia Miller have both chosen their favorite works from the Permanent Collection for this Director/Curator smackdown. View their selections, then vote for your favorite collection!   Meet James and Olivia and get a first look at the exhibition at the opening on…

Recent Acquisitions

March 28 – August 16 This exhibition will feature selected works that have been acquired by the museum since 2007. It will include donations and purchases of all mediums by such artists as Enrique Chagoya, Craig Cully, Joe Forkan, Jenny Schmid, and Melanie Yazzie.
April 11, 2015 - August 16, 2015 Guest curated by John-Michael H. Warner McCall Gallery Culling the University of Arizona Museum of Art permanent collection, this exhibition of iconic nineteenth- and twentieth-century landscape genre art includes works by Thomas Cole and Thomas Moran and sculpture by Alan Sonfist as well as select works from the…
February 14th - August 2, 2015 In 1939 Salvador Dalí (1904-1989) separated from his fellow Surrealist artists and moved to New York. This moment has traditionally marked the shift in his work from Surrealist, typically understood as groundbreaking and original, to “late” which has come to be known as commercialized, pompous and redundant. Often overshadowed…
Saturday, February 14 – Sunday, June 14, 2015 “I’ve never met a person I couldn’t call a beauty.” –Andy Warhol One of the most significant artists of the twentieth century, Andy Warhol changed the art world in the 1960s with his Pop Art paintings and screenprints. While photography had long been important to his work,…
April 17 - May 15 Opening Reception April 23, 5:00 pm The Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition showcases work by current University of Arizona students in the School of Art.
Saturday, January 17, 2015 – Wednesday, April 8, 2015 Main Gallery This is the second installment of Edward J. Gallagher, Jr.’s donation of twentieth-century art to the UAMA in memory of his son. Gallagher’s collection consists of artistic explorations of the abstract and the figural, landscape and portrait, and line and color in modern art.…
Saturday, January 17, 2015 – Wednesday, April 8, 2015 Hanson Gallery This exhibition features a number of works from the UA Museum of Art's permanent collection that were originally donated by C. Leonard Pfeiffer. Gifted to the museum in the 1940s, these paintings and watercolors present the figures and expressions of 20th century America in…
September 6, 2014 – March 29, 2015 The UAMA is proud to hold a superb collection of European and American portraits that range in date from the 15th century to the present day. While portraits might seem straightforward, they often reflect the values and ideals of individual societies, illustrating standards of beauty, fashion, and social…
November 15, 2014-March 15, 2015 Literally meaning “pictures of the floating world”, ukiyo-e refers to the famous Japanese woodblock prints genre that originated in the seventeenth century. Informed by depictions of city life, entertainment, leisure, beautiful women, kabuki actors, and landscapes, ukiyo-e magnified the sophistication of the newly minted bourgeoisie who had found a playground…
September 6, 2014 –February 1, 2015 Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall all come together in this show of American landscapes. The bitter chill of winter is juxtaposed with scenes of Arizona monsoon clouds in this exhibit. With works by Birge Harrison, George Inness, and Ernest Lawson, the American landscape is not only seen, but felt…
October 18, 2014 –February 1, 2015 American artist Prentiss Taylor, widely known for his WPA projects and in particular for his lithographs, was also a major art collector. This exhibition will not only feature works by Prentiss Taylor himself, but also works by Isabel Bishop, Jacques Callot, and Hendrik Goltzius.
May 31 – January 5, 2015 This exhibit will feature the most popular artworks from the UAMA permanent collection including works by N.C. Wyeth, Frederic Remington, Mark Rothko, and Jackson Pollock. These are works that many students, faculty, and members of general public have recognized as their favorites. However, they have also been chosen for…
October 4, 2014 –January 4, 2015 More than twenty years after his son, Edward Gallagher III tragically died in an accident at the age of 13, Baltimore businessman, Edward Gallagher, Jr. decided to create a lasting memorial for his young son by establishing a Modern art collection to be enjoyed by future generations. In addition…
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July 18– October 5, 2014 Sara Wallach described herself as a “designer of line and space” rather than the traditional titles of “printmaker,” “painter,” or “sculptor.” Her art focused on the principle that the space surrounding a line is as important as the line itself. Known for her unique sculptural etchings she called “Saragraphs,” the…
May 31 – September 21, 2014 Apart from donating a world-class Modern art collection to the UAMA in memory of his young son, Edward Gallagher, Jr. also established a generous endowment which has allowed the museum to purchase more than 1300 works of art for the permanent collection. With the collective vision of the directors…

Cultivating Treasures

May 9-September 8, 2014 This exhibition features significant works from the permanent collection that arrived here through the generosity of individual donors. Predominantly based on observations from the natural world, landscapes, seascapes, animal studies, and humankind all come together in this powerful show. Viewers will delight in the work of Martin Johnson Heade, Frederic Remington,…

Master Works on Paper

April 25-August 25, 2014 This special exhibition shows a sampling of some of the most important works on paper in the UAMA collection. Some works in this exhibition are preparatory sketches for larger paintings and murals, providing important insight into the artistic process of creation. The stunning prints, with their ability to be replicated and…
April 25-August 25, 2014 Featuring contemporary artwork by European and American artists such as Robert Cocke, Ferran Garcia Sevilla, and Chuck Connelly, the works in the William Small Collection demonstrate the variety that exists in artwork made in just the past thirty years. Thought-provoking and pensive, this exhibition challenges the viewer to question life, the…

Robert McCall’s Universe

March 14, 2014 – July 13, 2014 For more than six decades, Robert McCall (1919-2010) created art that documented America’s stories.  His work chronicled science, aviation, and space exploration while simultaneously imagining the future.  Seemingly ubiquitous, McCall’s artwork appeared on everything from large murals to small postage stamps, movie posters, advertisements, and even puzzles. Robert…

MFA Thesis Exhibition

April 10-May 16, 2014 An annual tradition since 1970, the UAMA is proud to host the MFA Thesis exhibition April 10-May 16, 2014. This show features the work of artists who have spent years honing their artistic vision and skills; it offers visitors the opportunity to see new cutting-edge art in a variety of mediums…

From Real to Surreal

January 10 – April 28, 2014 Since its inception the UAMA has received hundreds of art donations both in large and small quantities that have expanded the breadth of its collection. From Real to Surreal represents just a sampling of donations received from various donors between 1950 and 2005. Each donor had a personal reason…
December 13, 2013-April 14, 2014 At the turn of the 19th century and into the early years of the 20th, France’s art world saw a variety of exciting new movements that completely redefined accepted artistic standards. Movements such as Impressionism and, later, Fauvism, Neo-Impressionism, and others characterize the artistic innovations of the age, as they…

The Photography of Ansel Adams

December 13, 2013 - April 14, 2014 From March 17 to April 30 in 1974, the University of Arizona Museum of Art hosted its second-ever photographic exhibition. Called Little Known Images, the exhibition featured 125 of Ansel Adams’s photographs, lent to the Museum by the seventy-two-year-old artist. Representing a wide range of subjects including landscapes,…
November 22, 2013- March 24, 2014 In 1942 when UA student C. Leonard Pfeiffer donated more than 100 works of contemporary American art to the University of Arizona Museum of Art (formerly known as the Art Gallery), he stimulated the interest in forming a permanent collection of artistic treasures that would benefit not only the…
November 22, 2013- March 24, 2014 More than twenty years after his son, Edward Gallagher III tragically died in an accident at the age of 13, Baltimore businessman, Edward Gallagher, Jr. contacted UA President Richard Harvill, inquiring about the University’s art collection. Inspired by the great Kress giveaway of art across America, Gallagher’s wish was…

Swingin' Under the Stars

Thank you for everyone who came to the event and supported the museum! We hope that you all had a great night! If you would like to download any of the pictures, you can visit our facebook album of these images and download them (right click the image and select save image as...). “Swingin' Under…
December 6, 2013-March 10, 2014 This exhibit features two portfolio series by world-renowned 20th-century artists. Joan Miró’s Gravures Pour Une Exposition is a small series, but was made specifically for the 1973 exhibition Miró paintings, gouaches, sobreteixims, sculpture, etchings at the Pierre Matisse Gallery in New York City. Featuring etchings, aquatints, and lithographs, the series…

Reality is a Good Likeness

The University of Arizona Museum of Art (UAMA) presents an exhibition entitled, Reality is a Good Likeness, from June 20 through December 1. Since 2005, Patricia Carr Morgan’s work has focused on constructions of reality and cultural myth.  Her provocative work allows the viewer to explore reality, myth, perception and memory through the lens of her camera.…
Opening Reception Friday, September 27, 5:00 - 7:00 pm List of Artists Kate Albers Sama Alshaibi Lynn Beudert Jackson Boelts Carlton Bradford Aurore Chabot David Christiana James Cook Elizabeth Garber Lawrence Gipe Brooke Grucella Paul Ivey Joseph Labate Kelly Leslie Ellen McMahon Sarah Moore Rebecca Najdowski Barbara Penn Sheila Pitt Andy Polk Alfred Quiroz Natasha…

No Ordinary Place

The University of Arizona Museum of Art (UAMA) opens an exhibition entitled, No Ordinary Place.  The exhibition, which is open to the public, begins on Friday, May 31 and continues through Sunday, September 8. Each of the four artists featured in the exhibition critically examine place by questioning and exploring connections to each other and…

Ways of Knowing in the Renaissance

Graduate Student Research on Prints from the UAMA Collection February 23 - June 2, 2013 In my seminar held in fall semester 2012, I worked with graduate students from the programs in Art History and in the Division of Late Medieval and Reformation Studies (Department of History). Together we explored the theoretical and practical processes…

Marino Marini's From Color to Form

April 25 – June 2, 2013 Born in the town of Pistoia, Marini was influenced by the Etruscan remains found across his Tuscan surroundings. After a brief yet influential sojourn in Paris after the end of World War I, Marini attended the Florence Academy of Fine Art for painting. Under the tutelage of his professors,…

States of the State

April 25 – June 2, 2013 This portfolio of lithographs is part of a project by Dirty Printmakers of America (DPA). DPA is a group of professional printmakers, whose mission is threefold: promote awareness of prints and printmaking techniques, present exhibitions in diverse and often informal venues, and promote the democratization of art through the…

2013 MFA Exhibition

April 5 – May 14, 2013 Main, Hanson, and the Joseph Gross Gallery The reception for this exhibition will be Thursday evening, April 18, from 5 – 7 pm

Andy Burgess, Paper City

Describing the style of his collage as “Pop Geometry,” Burgess references a golden age of American advertising and graphic design from the 1930s to the 1960s. He meticulously constructs collages using hundreds of pieces of cut and pasted paper made from vintage materials as well as a variety of antique ephemera. Burgess’ work creates a…

Fresh Paint

Presented by the UAMA Partners Preview Friday, March 15, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm  Art Auction and Soiree’ - Saturday, March 16, 2013 6-9 pm  Live Music by The Gabriel Ayala Trio Artists submit a recent two-dimensional artwork in any media for Live and Silent Auctions Two-dimensional works donated by emerging and established artists will…
The artists in Broken Desert explore different aspects of human impact, past and present, on the desert.  Chris McGinnis’s work addresses the exploitation of the desert in the pursuit of human progress, focusing on geological surveys of the American southwest.  Greg Lindquist has re-created the Lavender Pit in Bisbee, AZ on the museum walls, exploring…
www.relief-porzellan.com A first-ever exhibition of a mid-century movement of German ceramics, known as relief-porzellan, debuts at the University of Arizona Museum of Art. Entitled: "In Relief: German Op-Art Ceramics, 1955-75" the exhibition opens on September 28 and runs through January 27, 2013. An Opening Reception with the organizer Lawrence Gipe, is scheduled on October 4,…
An Engagement with Presence emphasizes the direct, profound and unmatched experience of seeing works on paper first-hand.  From historical to contemporary, these works speak to a variety of diverse interests and approaches to drawing and printmaking.  Each has the hard-to-describe quality of presence, a simultaneous expression of play and focus that inspires us to engage and…
August 9 – December 16, 2012 Master Impressions from the UAMA Collections This series of small, rotating presentations showcases the exceptional breadth and depth of the UAMA print collection. These selections offer focused consideration of a particularly significant artist or theme, and elucidate some of the most influential developments in the Western printmaking tradition. See…

The Abstract Art of David Headley

May 24 - October 21, 2012 Opening Reception/Meet the Artist - Thursday, May 24, 5 – 7 pm UAMA highlights abstract art in the Main Gallery for the summer of 2012, featuring the four triptychs of New York artist, David Headley. Each is 36 feet wide and a discrete exploration of the endless possible combinations…

Sol LeWitt Days

May 24 - October 21, 2012 Opening Reception/Meet the Artists - Thursday, May 24, 5 – 7 pm The art of Sol LeWitt will be featured this summer at the University of Arizona Museum of Art in an exhibition entitled Sol LeWitt Days. LeWitt, who stressed the ideas behind his work over the artistic execution…
Exhibition Dates: May 10 – September 16, 2012 Curated by Anna Walcutt, 2011-2012 Curatorial Intern, these prints give a glimpse of the range of prints produced in the 17th century. Featuring engraving and etching the prints include religious motifs, genre scenes, and a 17th century celebrity. Elizabeth is a portrait of Elizabeth Stuart (1596-1662) the British wife…
May 4, 2012 - September 2, 2012 Opening Reception with artist, May 4, 2012 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm. Free and open to the Public. The University of Arizona Museum of Art announces the first museum exhibition of California artist, Joshua Olivera. Olivera recently received his M.F.A. from CSU, Chico. Working mainly on panel with non-traditional materials…

Ralph Waldo Emerson Illustrated 

February 3 – May 27, 2012
February 3 – May 27, 2012
April 6 - May 13, 2012 University of Arizona Museum of Art - Main and Hanson Galleries & UA School of Art - Joseph Gross Gallery Reception: Thursday, April 12th 5:00 – 7:00 pm Jonathan Black Jovan Erfan John Gialanella Rebecca Hamlin Camden Hardy Stephen Jensen Austin Martin Ben McKee Jonathan Nelson Ashley Samuela Raasch Christian Rice…
February 9 – May 6, 2012 UAMA is pleased to present this series of four etchings by Julia Jacquette. Born in 1964 in New York City, Jacquette received a BFA from Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, and an MFA from Hunter College, New York. To Kiss Your Lips was Jacquette’s first collaboration with Landfall Press, who said about…
Exhibition Dates: January 26 – April 22, 2012 Opening Reception - Thursday, January 26, 2012 5 pm The University of Arizona Museum of Art features two artists, whose works react to and comment on these astounding statistics and the American perchance to consumerism. The artists use different approaches to get viewers to stop and think about their everyday…
Presented by the UAMA Partners Bouquets make way for Fresh Paint -- coming Saturday, March 16, 2013 Bouquets to Art 2012 was a wonderful event! We have so much to celebrate and so many people to say thank you to: The 2012 Designers - we could not have done it without you! Co-chairs: Lucy Belding…
November 17, 2011 - March 11, 2012 In honor of Arizona’s Statehood Centennial Celebration (1912 – 2012) The Border Project presents sound art, music, performance, painting, sculpture, installation, video, film, and photography that examine historical and contemporary life in the U.S./Mexico borderlands region. Unique in its range of focus, the exhibition treats Arizona, USA and…
October 21, 2011 - January 15, 2012 Celebrating the beauty, craftsmanship, and audio nuances of acoustic and electric guitars, the University of Arizona Museum of Art presents Good Vibrations: The Guitar as Design, Craft and Function. The exhibition will present handcrafted guitars from classic acoustic to electric rock. Tucson’s extraordinary and unique community of custom…
September 22 – November 6, 2011 The School of Art Faculty Exhibition, a bi-annual showcase that offers students and community members an opportunity to discover the explorations, research, and constructs of the dedicated artists and scholars who shape, strengthen, and sustain our programs. This year’s exhibition will feature work in media as diverse as painting,…
August 4 - October 30, 2011 Working under the direction of Lauren Rabb, UAMA Curator of Art, James Tissot and The Prodigal Son in Modern Life is the curatorial debut of Lené Carroll, a University of Arizona senior history major with a minor in classics. The series of five etchings take the Biblical story of the Prodigal Son…
August 18 - October 16, 2011 at the Pfeiffer Gallery The University of Arizona Museum of Art is pleased to present Moments of Change, an exhibition of works on paper by New York artist, Jackie Battenfield. Drawn from her work of the last seventeen years, the exhibition explores the abstract qualities of landscapes as well as…
May 26th – September 11th, 2011 The Hanson Gallery displays Nottebohm’s work from the 1980s that was commissioned by NASA as well as the NASA commissioned work of artist and friend, Robert McCall. The two artists took divergent approaches to space. Nottebohm’s NASA commissions featured acrylic paintings on aluminum and explore space as a concept. The viewer…

Andreas Nottebohm: Raw Metal

May 26 - September 11, 2011 "The day will come when we print “EARTH” on our address labels. Earth is our home. Space is nature, our environment. . . . The fantastic quality of the Universe and the absurdity of our existence fascinates me. My paintings are the expression of this fascination . . . an expression of my thoughts."…
January 20 - August 7, 2011 Once known as "The Champion Speed Painter of America," Arthur Diehl was an artist, entertainer and philosopher whose studio was a bustling tourist spot in early 20th century America. His photographic memory and tremendous technical skill made him a favorite of everyday art lovers at a time when other…
May 4 – July 31, 2011 Jan Saenredam (b. Zaandam c. 1565, d. Assendelft 1607) was a Dutch engraver, draughtsman, and mapmaker. Saenredam’s style was greatly influenced by the work of Goltzius, whose fascination with nature and outdoor sketching inspired naturalistic scenes that differed from the sixteenth century emphasis on idealism. Saenredam engraved The Story of…
February 12 - May 29, 2011 Glass Festival Event at UAMA : Reception and talk with Ana Thiel Sunday, April 10 3 – 5 pm Lecture starts at 4 PM In conjunction with the Tucson Glass Festival, the University of Arizona Museum of Art presents an exhibition of the work of Mexican artist Ana Thiel. The exhibition,…
April 15 - May 15, 2011 Opening Reception April 21, 2011 5:00 - 6:30 pm Jorge Arteaga Christiana Caro Coriana Close Erin Garber-Pearson Jessica Gerlach Seoyeong Cho(Gupton) Emma High Andrea Jensen Sonja Johnson Margaret Kimball Lizz Stringfield Sarah Zidonik  
February 2 - May 1, 2011 An etcher, engraver, architect, archeologist and theorist, Giovanni Battista Piranesi created a unique vision of ancient Rome that has inspired writers and poets as much as artists and designers since the 18th century. Born in Venice in 1720 and trained as an engineer and architect, Piranesi also studied perspective…
November 12, 2010 - April 10, 2011 This exhibition explores the basic math and design principles that artists have utilized for centuries. It is designed to help the layperson develop a vocabulary to approach unfamiliar works of art. By learning about the basic elements of art and seeing how the application of these elements enhances…
April 8, 9, & 10th Tucson Glass Festival includes glass exhibitions at 17 different galleries and museums around Tucson. UAMA’s contribution is Ana Thiel: Layer of Being – A Thirty Year Retrospective.  UAMA Special Glass Festival Event: Saturday, April 10 3:00 – 5:00 pm Meet the artist, Ana Thiel Lecture at 4:00 pm For a full…
August 31, 2010 - February 10, 2011 Currently on view, works by Richard Diebenkorn, Jacob Lawrence, Roy Lichtenstein, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, George Segal, Frank Stella, Andrew Wyeth, and others. About the artwork shown above Ben Shahn became noted as a social realist during the Depression, painting the realities of poverty, labor strikes and urban…
February 5, 2010 - February 5, 2011 In 1851, Watson was a nineteen-year-old student at the Manchester School of Design, where this work was completed as part of a Life Study class. He went on to become a painter and illustrator associated with the Pre-Raphaelite school. The mood of this drawing is particularly pensive and…
August 31, 2010 - January 30, 2011 Honoré Daumier was a French caricaturist, painter, sculptor and printmaker who lived from 1808 - 1879. Called the "Michelangelo of caricature" by contemporaries, Daumier was most famous for his caricatures of French politics and social movements. Daumier's prints were so widely circulated and well known that the July…

Max Klinger: The Glove

December 16, 2010 - January 30, 2011 In a portfolio of ten prints, Max Klinger (1857-1920) traces the journey of a single white glove in a nightmarish landscape where the glove consumes the mind of the man who first found it at a skating rink. The German artist published this series, entitled Paraphrases on the…
October 12, 2010 - December 12, 2010 In November 2004, Frank Warren handed out 3,000 postcards to strangers. He invited people to write down a secret anonymously and mail it to him. Each secret had to be true and something that had never been shared with another person. These initial secrets were exhibited in Washington,…

Metropolis

From the UAMA Permanent Collection May 27, 2010 - October 31, 2010 Fritz Lang's 1927 film, Metropolis, is justifiably famous for its iconic imagery and advancements in film technique. Although the plot itself is considered the weakest part of the movie, the themes presented in the film addressed important concepts being debated in the years…
June 24 - October 6, 2010 Consisting of works from the UAMA permanent collection, this exhibition focuses on woodblock prints from the nineteenth century and explores the print-making process, everyday life in pre-modern Japan, and the cultural exchange that took place between Japan and the Western world. The Japanese woodblock print dates back to the…
October 1, 2009 - August 27, 2010 There is no question that the Second World War was the most dramatic instrument of social change of the 20th century. This change was particularly profound for American soldiers and the artists among them returning from the marvels and widespread destruction in Europe and in the Pacific. The…
April 30 - August 15, 2010 Although his entire printmaking career spanned only about 20 years, Félix Hilaire Buhot was one of the most brilliant and innovative etchers of his time. His complicated and confounding methods make him endlessly interesting, and also present challenges for those who seek to collect or rank his work. Buhot…
March 12 - June 13, 2010 This exhibition of sculptural books contains works that relate to books as both physical and emotional objects. Books can be beautiful packages that are collected for just that; but books are also the keepers of stories -- and as such record memories, dreams, desires and fantasies. Participating Artists: Todd…
April 15, 2010 - May 16, 2010 at UAMA and the Joseph Gross Gallery Featuring: Bryan Call Jeffrey J. DaCosta Megan Fogarty David A. Gibbs Chika Matsuda Christopher McGinnis Orlando Montenegro Gazelle Samizay Christine Scheer Ernesto A. Trujillo Meet the artists at the opening reception on Thursday April 22, 2010 from 5-6:30pm.
January 28 - April 28, 2010 In 1931, in Depression-plagued Alabama, nine black youths were falsely accused of rape by two white women. The ensuing court trials became known as the Scottsboro case, and the black youths as "the Scottsboro boys." By the end of that year Langston Hughes, the famous black poet of the…

Flights of Fancy

February 26 - April 7, 2010 This exhibition draws upon the UAMA collections to answer the question: What happens when artists' imaginations are unfettered and unleashed?   and accompanies our gala fundraiser: Bouquets to Art: A Celebration of Floral Artistry
October 9, 2009 - March 2, 2010 The 19th century was the golden age of landscape painting in Europe and America. Three aesthetic concepts established during the Romantic era divided the natural world into categories: the Pastoral, the Picturesque, and the Sublime. The first two represent Nature as a comforting source of physical and spiritual…

Mark Pomilio: Divine Geometry

December 17, 2009 - February 28, 2010 There is a beauty in Mark Pomilio's work that defies easy explanation. At its most basic, the work consists of four basic shapes -- manipulated, rotated, layered and reproduced repeatedly -- with shadowing and blocking. The resulting images have both lightness and solidity, depth and surface tension, and…
November 21, 2009 - February 21, 2010 The term lithography comes from the Greek, lithos "stone" and grapho "to write", thus "to write on stone". The process of "chemical printing" (as the inventor called it) is just that: "writing (drawing) on stone". Lithography was invented by Alois Senefelder in Austria in 1798 and patented as…
October 24, 2009 - January 24, 2010 In 1731, William Hogarth (British, 1697-1764) created a new form of art, one he called "modern moral subjects." He began telling stories of contemporary life, through a series of "scenes" that could be engraved and sold to the general public. Hogarth's approach was not to preach virtue, but…
August 14 - December 6, 2009 E.M. Forster's 1909 short story, "The Machine Stops," describes a humanity threatened by its complete dependence upon the technology it created. Forgetting that it was the original creator of the "Machine," humankind grows to deify it, to worship it, and ultimately, to follow it to its own demise. The…
October 9, 2009 - December 6, 2009 As a contributing artist to publications including The New York Times, Time, The New Yorker, The Nation, The Village Voice, Rolling Stone, Esquire, GQ, and over 300 others worldwide, Brian Stauffer's illustrations often depict and explore the darker side of the conflicts and politics of the human condition.…
July 31, 2009 - October 18, 2009 The four etchings presented highlight the visionary skill and technical mastery of the painter and printmaker James McNeill Whistler (1834 - 1903). While an American by birth, Whistler spent the majority of his life and career in Europe -- primarily, in England. Whistler first learned to etch in…
August 4, 2009 - October 4, 2009 The term lithography comes from the Greek, lithos "stone," and grapho "to write," thus "to write on stone." The process of "chemical printing" (as the inventor called it) is just that: "writing (drawing) on stone." Lithography was invented by Alois Senefelder in Austria in 1798 and patented as…
The I. Michael Kasser Collection December 4, 2008 - September 13, 2009 Beauty was not a separate value; sometimes it was conjoined with religious values and sometimes with usefulness. Art was not an end in itself but a bridge or a talisman. A bridge -- the work changes the reality that we see for another:…
Selections from the UAMA Permanent Collections May 29, 2009 - September 13, 2009 The art of watercolor is predicated on the pleasures and challenges of solubility, on the fluid capabilities of pigment suspended in water and the deft technique it has required of artists for centuries. Organized thematically, To Have the World in Hand surveys…
March 5 - August 2, 2009 UAMA celebrates the return of a signature painting, Audrey Flack's monumental Marilyn (1977), after extended loan to the traveling exhibition WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution, organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. One of three monumental paintings in Audrey Flack's Vanitas series (1976-78), Marilyn is among…

Kingdom Animalia

A Bestiary from the UAMA Permanent Collection April 2, 2009 - August 2, 2009 The bestiaries of medieval Europe were guidebooks to the animal kingdom. Compounded equally of fact, rumor, and faith, bestiaries contained depictions of animals ranging from the familiar to the fantastical. Accompanying each illustration was a description of the beast or bird,…
February 5, 2009 - July 12, 2009 Defined as a means of expressing abstract ideas through a combination of symbols and personifications in an extended metaphor, allegory was developed by the philosophers and writers of Classical antiquity. The word derives from the Greek term allegoria -- "to speak of something under the guise of something…
April 16, 2009 - May 17, 2009 at UAMA and the Joseph Gross Gallery Featuring Nathan Abel Kevin Barbro James Benedict Jeffrey Case Lexi Coburn Eric Fernstrom Sarah Hurwitz Erika Johnston Jeejung Kim Benjamin Kirkby Aaron Miller Gwyneth Scally Meet the artists at the reception on Thursday April 23, 2009 from 5-6:30pm.
February 19, 2009 - April 5, 2009 The University of Arizona Museum of Art is pleased to present Nancy Tokar Miller's first career survey. Focused on important works since 1971, the exhibition reveals how Tokar Miller's practice has shifted and deepened, while remaining ardently invested in the fundamentals of painting: the communicative capabilities of line…

The Cultural Politics of Prints:

The 2007-2008 Samuel H. Kress Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship Exhibition October 30, 2008 – February 22, 2009 Curated by Dr. Christina Lindeman, the 2008 Samuel H. Kress Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellow, this exhibition brings to fruition a year-long research project that examines a selection of Old Master prints from the UAMA collections and brings new contextual information…
From the Real to the Imagined: Mexican Traces November 26, 2008 - February 8, 2009 De lo verdadero a lo imaginado: Rastros Mexicanos highlights the work of Mexican and Mexican-American artists through selections culled from the UAMA permanent collections. Diverse and distinctive, the works range in style and subject, from social realism to magical fantasy…
September 24, 2008 – February 1, 2009 The depiction of night presents the artist with a set of distinctive representational challenges, particularly how to convey a recognizable scene cloaked in the obscurity of darkness. Night scenes require experimentation with minimal sources of illumination, demonstrated most dramatically in Caravaggio’s influential chiaroscuro paintings. In order to achieve…
September 18, 2008 – November 8, 2008 The University of Arizona Museum of Art is pleased to present Jenny Schmid: The Vistas of Gender Utopia, an exhibition marking the emerging printmaker’s first comprehensive solo museum presentation and monograph publication. Jenny Schmid’s “gender utopia” project explores notions of gender and liberty through images that fuse Old…

The Portrait in America

June 12, 2008 - October 19, 2008 The portrait's persistent significance in the history of American art dates to the nation's early years, particularly during the Colonial and Federal periods when it was the dominant form of art in the nascent country. As American art evolved over time, embracing traditional forms of representation (and genres,…
May 5, 2008 - September 22, 2008 Landscape representation in the Western world has its origins in Greco-Roman art, although few examples remain. The Romans developed a particular interest in landscape painting, especially as illusionistic wall decoration, and they promoted two major notions of landscape -- the pastoral (the life of shepherds) and the Georgic…
May 29, 2008 – September 7, 2008 This exhibition offers a rare opportunity to present selections from the Museum’s diverse and far-ranging sculpture holdings. Rarely on view as a grouping, these works examine the myriad ways that artists from the 19th century to the present have approached the notion of “sculpture.” By simple virtue of…

American Photorealists

June 12, 2008 - August 17, 2008 In 1969, New York gallerist Louis K. Meisel coined the term “Photorealism” to describe the work of artists who, among other things, used “the camera and photograph to gather information” as well as “a mechanical or semi-mechanical means to transfer the information to the canvas.” Photorealist work is…

Abstract: Variations

June 12, 2008 – August 17, 2008 Featuring a selection of diverse paintings and works on paper held in the UAMA permanent collections, Abstract: Variations mines the notion of the “abstract” as flexible, fabulously variable, and open to boundless interpretation. Examples in the exhibition span a range of styles and approaches, from works that suggest…
March 6, 2008 - August 10, 2008 The University of Arizona Museum of Art presents the paintings, drawings, prints and archival ephemera of noted artist and illustrator Robert McCall. For over sixty years, McCall has chronicled the history of aviation, science and space flight and shared his vision of the future through museums, magazines, motion…
February 14, 2007 - June 8, 2008 Maria Brito and Enrique Chagoya are both known for artwork that addresses issues of cultural hybridity, multiplicity, and hyphenated identity -- although they differ greatly in method, style, and medium. Through the projects presented here, each artist affirms the imaginative influence, visual power, and ongoing resonance of Goya's…
February 14, 2008 - June 8, 2008 The University of Arizona Museum of Art presents Goya's Mastery in Prints, a celebration of the graphic techniques and visionary achievements of Spanish master Francisco de Goya y Lucientes (1746-1828). These exhibitions present in succession the artist's four most significant print suites -- in first-edition imprints -- on…

MFA Thesis Exhibition, 2008

2008 Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition April 10, 2008 - May 18, 2008 Featuring: Michelle Winowiak Alejandro Perez Laura Milkins: Perfect Woman Project Adin de Masi Tomiko Jones: website Rae Strozzo Dannny Martin Maria Navarro: 92.160 Gary Rozanc: Pavement Memoirs Hsin-Yi Lin Jorge Porrata Heather Green: website Tulley Straub Jessica Lansdon
January 15, 2008 - May 4, 2008 The six prints presented highlight the tradition of depicting Christian saints in Western art. The works selected demonstrate a range of styles representative of different geographical areas in Europe -- Italy, France, Spain -- and of varying time periods, spanning the late 15th century to the late 17th…

Turner G. Davis: Fantastic Worlds

January 31, 2008 - March 23, 2008 While still an "emerging" artist, Turner G. Davis's work demonstrates the inventive capacity and range of accomplishment one expects from a mature career. As well, he is unusually prolific and elastic in his practice -- experimental in terms of style, medium and technique, and with regard to the…
January 31, 2008 - March 23, 2008 In Drawings from the Typology Series, critically acclaimed artist Laylah Ali (b. 1968, Buffalo, NY) presents meticulously rendered and ornately patterned black and white images of characters culled from an imaginary anthropology. As an extension of her distinctive gouache paintings, Ali's new works in ink and colored pencil…
March 6, 2008 - March 9, 2008 Salpointe Catholic High School students explore and interpret the theme of identity as conveyed in the paintings and drawings of artists Laylah Ali and Turner G. Davis, whose work is on view at the Museum through March 23, 2008. The Education Department organized this exhibition in collaboration with…
October 18, 2007 - February 3, 2008 UAMA presents the paintings, drawings, sculpture and animation of Atlanta-based artist Joseph Peragine. The exhibition features selections from Peragine's Hell on Wheels (2004-2007), an ongoing body of work that addresses the mechanics of military force, the spectacle of modern warfare, and the media representation of armed engagement. In…
October 11, 2007 - February 3, 2008 UAMA continues the presentation of Goya's Mastery in Prints, a four-exhibition cycle of extraordinary etching suites by Francisco de Goya on loan from the Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. These exhibitions celebrate the Spanish master's revolutionary graphic techniques and profound influence on subsequent artistic…

El Anatsui: Gawu

November 1, 2007 - January 20, 2008 The University of Arizona Museum of Art takes great pleasure in presenting the large-scale sculpture of celebrated African artist El Anatsui. Using found materials, El Anatsui draws on traditional African idioms and contemporary western art practices, to comment on West African culture, history, and society. El Anatsui GAWU…
August 7, 2007 - January 6, 2008 The six prints presented in this exhibition highlight the visionary skill and technical mastery in relief and intaglio printmaking of German artist Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528). Born in Nuremberg, Dürer trained in metalworking with his father, a goldsmith, before apprenticing to the painter and book illustrator Michael Wolgemut. In…
August 23rd - October 21st, 2007 This exhibition showcases the most recent creations of twenty-nine faculty members of the University of Arizona School of Art. Reviewed as “a stunning critique of the people of devote their lives to teach the unteachable,” the exhibition presents works from a variety of media, including photographs, screen prints, and…

Small Dialogues

July 14th - October 7th, 2007 Small Dialogues presents five distinct groupings of works each linked by a unique “dialogue” or artistic theme. These compositions give the viewer the opportunity to compare objects from UAMA’s permanent collection and explore their intriguing thematic and stylistic relationships. The dialogues present works from or referencing various cultures and…
June 21, 2007 - September 30, 2007 In 1949, when Alejo Carpentier penned the phrase "lo real maravilloso," he articulated a trend in 20th century Cuban arts toward the creation of magical realities: real experience meshed with fantastical imaginings, personal mythology nuanced by political critique, precise rendering amidst strange artificiality and psychologically charged atmospheres. Born…
June 21, 2007 - September 30, 2007 UAMA continues the presentation of Goya's Mastery in Prints, a four-exhibition cycle of extraordinary etching suites by Francisco de Goya on loan from the Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. These exhibitions celebrate the Spanish master's revolutionary graphic techniques and profound influence on subsequent artistic…

Lost in the Woods

May 31, 2007 - August 12, 2007 The University of Arizona Museum of Art and the Joseph Gross Gallery at the UA School of Art present Lost in the Woods, an exhibition that investigates the endless variety of human relationships to perception and knowledge. Through an exciting combination of contemporary and historical works, the exhibition…
February 15, 2007 - August 5, 2007 In celebration of the 400th anniversary of the birth of the Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669), UAMA is pleased to present a selection of nine etchings from the permanent collections. Born in Leiden in 1606, Rembrandt studied in Leiden and Amsterdam before setting up his own studio.…
March 23, 2007 - June 10, 2007 Louise Serpa: American Rodeo Pictures is an exhibition of large-scale, black-and-white photographs spanning the self-taught photographer's career from the 1960's to the early 2000's. Serpa's dynamic shots capture the excitement and the peril of man's interaction with bulls, horses, calves and steers in the rodeo setting. The images…
March 23, 2007 - June 10, 2007 Goya's Mastery in Prints UAMA presents Goya's Mastery in Prints, a four exhibition cycle of extraordinary etchings by Francisco de Goya. These exhibitions celebrate the Spanish master's revolutionary graphic techniques and profound artistic influence. On loan from the Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, this…

MFA Thesis Exhibition, 2007

April 12th - May 13th, 2007 The MFA Thesis Exhibition is an annual show presenting the final works of advanced degree-seeking students at the UA School of Art. The culmination of years of hard work and experimentation, the exhibition serves as the endpoint of this chapter of the students’ formal educations and reflects the evolution…
January 18, 2007 - March 18, 2007 An Abundant Legacy: Celebrating the UAMA Collections reveals the roles of our directors and patrons in developing the Museum's collections through collaboration and shared vision. A section on the "Foundational Years" features major gifts made prior to formal consolidation of the Museum. The story continues through the early…

Out of the Past: UAMA at Fifty

January 18, 2007 - March 18, 2007 Out of the Past: UAMA at Fifty employs the Museum's extraordinary collections to look back to an earlier era, in celebration of a half-century of growth and change. The presentation recreates the exhibition aesthetics of the Museum's early years to underscore the role of design in framing our…
October 26, 2006 - January 7, 2007 This traveling exhibition illustrates one of the most famous stories of revenge in Japanese history, outlining the exploits of the courageous 47 Ronin samurai who avenged the death of their master in the early eighteenth century. Their story, the Chushingura, or "Treasury of Loyal Hearts," illustrates and defines…

The Paintings of Iona Rozeal Brown

October 26, 2006 - January 7, 2007 This selection of Iona Rozeal Brown's work presents male figures appropriated from traditional Japanese woodblock prints and radically transformed through an overlay of hip hop style. Brown's ongoing project, collectively called "a3," or "afro-asiatic allegory," was born of the artist's encounter with the ganguro phenomenon: Japanese teens who…
August 17, 2006 - October 8, 2006 Joseph Scheer's richly saturated images and large-scale prints present moths as mysteriously beautiful and striking. The artist creates an immersive environment that invites viewers to look at these nocturnal creatures in a different light. The examples in this exhibition were collected during the moonless nights of late summer…
June 8, 2006 - August 6, 2006 This exhibition highlights a rare and remarkable form of artistic production, the livre d'artiste, or artist-illustrated book. Complimenting prose and poetry from the classic to the obscure, the exhibition features original imprints by celebrated masters of modernism. The livre d'artiste took shape in the early 20th Century as…

ArtStream III

January 15th - June 30th, 2006

MFA Thesis Exhibition, 2006

April 14th - May 14th, 2006 The MFA Thesis Exhibition is an annual show presenting the final works of advanced degree-seeking students at the UA School of Art. The culmination of years of hard work and experimentation, the exhibition serves as the endpoint of this chapter of the students’ formal educations and reflects the evolution…
The University of Arizona Museum of Art (UAMA) expanded beyond its walls with Material Terrain: A Sculptural Exploration of Landscape and Place. This special traveling exhibition, comprised of 26 indoor and outdoor sculptures by 11 artists, was sited inside the UA Museum of Art as well as in the adjacent Joseph Gross Gallery (UA School…

Art in Interiors

In Pursuit of Pleasure

October 14th, 2005 - February 5th, 2006 This exhibition depicts the leisure activities and simple pleasures of life that were enjoyed by Americans during the Great Depression. Among the illustrated activities are tranquil visits to the beach and exciting afternoons at the county fair, which served as welcome distractions from the trying times following the…
November 5th, 2005 - February 5th, 2006 This exhibition presents the most recent additions to the UAMA collection. Included in the show are works dating from the 1980s and 1990s by Terry Allen, Walter Miller Askin, and Rudy Fernandez, among other artists. While the majority of the featured works are prints, they represent and encompass…
November 12th, 2005 - February 2nd, 2006 This exhibition presents the works of the Kingan collection, which features a number of American landscapes by Elliot Daingerfield, Charles Harold Davis, and other artists. Samuel L. Kingan donated this collection to the UA Museum of Art in 1952 and, in addition to practicing law and being one…

Iona Rozeal Brown

Judy Pfaff at Tandem Press

October 15th, 2005 - January 1st, 2006 This exhibition showcases prints from Judy Pfaff, known for her prolific works in sculpture, installation, painting, and other media. The featured works were generously loaned from Chazem Museum of Art and Tandem Press (both in Madison, WI). Included in this exhibition are Cyclopaedia (2002, lithograph) and A Considerable…
October 20th, 2005 - January 1st, 2006 This exhibition present a wide variety of prints produced by artists employed under the Works Projects Administration (WPA) and the Federal Art Project (FAP). Donated to the UA Museum of Art by the WPA in 1943, these prints mark a special period in American history when the mass…

Artstream II

July 31st - December 31st, 2005 “Artstream II” is the second installation of “Artstream,” a virtual exhibition venue at the UA Museum of Art for the presentation of new media exhibitions. Curated by Carol Flax, this exhibition showcases the works of Peter Horvath and Jody Zellen that address “questions of memory in subtle and elegant…
August 19th - November 30th, 2005 This exhibition features approximately thirty wheel-thrown pots and explores their form and function with respect to the ancient Mediterranean cultures in which they were produced. Such earthenware pieces served various functions and were utilized for quotidian as well as ritual purposes. Also considered in this exhibition are larger cultural…
August 19th - October 10th, 2005 This exhibition presents twenty-one exceptional recent acquisitions that illustrate master printmaking processes and aesthetic conventions as they developed between the 15th and 18th centuries as well as highlight the maturation of the medium’s enduring vocabulary. In the context of the history of Western art, the most traditional use of…
August 26th - November 2nd, 2005 This exhibition showcases the most recent creations of faculty members of the University of Arizona School of Art. The exhibition presents works from a variety of media, including prints, watercolors, and multimedia sculpture. In addition to displaying individual styles and techniques, the show gives a unique insight into the…
April 16th - August 14th, 2005 This exhibition presents a number of architecture-related prints by the Italian master printer, Giovanni Battista Piranesi. Born near Venice in 1720, Piranesi’s early interest in architecture stemmed from his family and grew during subsequent visits to Rome “to admire and learn from those august relics which still remain of…
April 16th - August 14th, 2005 This selection of 20th century works from the UA Museum of Art’s collection reveals the artists’ engagement with capturing likeness and individuality of others as well as themselves. While the majority of the works in this exhibit adhere to the criterion of a portrait as some sort of a…
May 15th - August 14th, 2005 This selection of early 20th-century works from the UA Museum of Art’s collection reveals Central European artists’ embracement of modernity as an individualistic and abstract form as part of the larger artistic movement of Expressionism. Artists in this period channeled their anxieties for the new modern, urban and industrial…
June 4th - August 7th, 2005 This exhibition presents a number of rare prints depicting birds described by famed American naturalist John James Audubon in his book entitled The Birds of America. This selection reproduces information provided by John James Audubon himself and, in characterizing different birds, reflects the conventions of 18th and 19th century…
June 4th - August 7th, 2005 This exhibition showcases a number of paintings by Walt Kuhn, an American artist and an organizer of the landmark 1913 Armory Show in New York. A colorful personality as well as a significant figure in modern art, Kuhn first painted the American West on a trip to California in…

MFA Thesis Exhibition, 2005

April 9th - May 15th, 2005 The MFA Thesis Exhibition is an annual show presenting the final works of advanced degree-seeking students at the UA School of Art. The culmination of years of hard work and experimentation, the exhibition serves as the endpoint of this chapter of the students’ formal educations and reflects the evolution…
January 22nd - May 10th, 2005 This exhibition features drawings by Maynard Dixon during his earliest sojourns in the American Southwest at the turn of the century. Dixon’s drawings provide an intimate glimpse into the life of an artist who was a keen observer of people and the landscape as well as a devoted draughtsman.…
January 22nd - April 3rd, 2005 This collection of paintings, drawings, illustrations, and etchings by Maynard Dixon span the years 1897 to 1942 and represent Dixon’s travels throughout the American West at the turn of the century. The featured works were generously loaned by Mr. and Mrs. A.P. Hays of Paradise Valley, AZ, and were…
February 12th - March 27th, 2005 This exhibition features works by African American artists from several different generations in the 20th century. Despite the variation in time period, these works share common histories and traditions that were largely influenced by the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and…
February 12th - March 27th, 2005 This exhibition showcases over one hundred original drawings, sculptures, collages, and photographs collected by Tom Golden, a close friend and colleague of famed international artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Notably, most of the work was gifted by the artists to Golden in exchange for his services as project manager, producer,…
December 11th, 2004 - January 30th, 2005 This exhibition features the paintings and drawings of James G. Davis, a resident of Oracle, Arizona, and internationally known artist. Praised as a “consummate draftsman whose exceptional skill to observe the real world and transform it with power and authority to paper and canvas is second to none,”…

Making the Scene, Arizona Style

October 9th, 2004 - January 16th, 2005 This exhibit draws from the UA Museum of Art’s permanent collection and presents works that offer a discriminating look at the unique geology and cultures of Arizona. While landscapes as a subject for artists are not particularly innovative, what sets Arizona’s landscape apart are the vivid effects created…

Majority Report

September 11th, 2004 - January 9th, 2005 This exhibition is a group of paintings and prints from the UA Museum of Art’s collection brought together in order to examine how the electoral process is reflected in our art. The tradition of American political genre paintings dates back to the 1840s and was popularized in part…
October 23rd - November 28th, 2004 This exhibition showcases the most recent creations of faculty members of the University of Arizona School of Art. The exhibition presents works from a variety of media, including prints, ceramics, and multimedia sculpture. In addition to displaying individual styles and techniques, the show gives a unique insight into the…

Garo Z. Antreasian

August 14th - October 10th, 2004 This exhibition showcases the works of Garo Z. Antreasian, an Indianapolis-born artist currently residing in New Mexico. Antreasian is best known for his painting and lithography, and his works generally reflect a geometric aesthetic. Included in this exhibit are works dating from the 1970s to 2000.

Sense of Space II

Small Giants

Raphael Collazo

What I'm Doing on My Vacation

Sense of Space I

"MFA Thesis Exhibition, 2004"

Bahe Billy

Curiouser and Curiouser

Kolomon Sokol: The Human Spirit

Love and/or Terror: A Book Arts Exhibition and Symposium To View the exhibition, click on the following link: Love and/or Terror: A Book Arts Exhibition and Symposium August 3, 2003 - September 21, 2003 Note: the online exhibition is an external site. Some features may not function correctly.

The Color Black

Natural Pursuits

The Arizona Plan

Tony Price: Atomic Art

Mario Moreno Zazueta

Prospects: Contemporary Landscapes

"MFA Thesis Exhibition, 2003"

Olivier Mosset: Recent Work

DeSoto and Mexico: The Second Part

"MFA Thesis Exhibition, 2002"

Bruce McGrew: A Retrospective

Groundwork: Drawings by Jim Waid

DeSoto and Mexico: The First Part

Power of the Word

"MFA Thesis Exhibition, 2001"

Rudolf Baranik

Novel Effects

Hot Art: Lewis Alquist

Intervals X-1990s

Intervals IX-1980s

Intervals VIII-1970s

Intervals VII-1960s

Intervals VI-1950s

"MFA Thesis Exhibition, 2000"

Intervals V-1940s

The People's Choice

Intervals IV-1930s

For Pete's Sake

Intervals III-1920s

Intervals: Decade by Decade

"MFA Thesis Exhibition, 1999"

Mario Reis: Memory of a River

Roz Driscoll: A Sense of Touch

Robert Colescott: Recent Paintings

"MFA Thesis Exhibition, 1998"

Tucson's Early Moderns: 1945-1965

Five Decades in Print: Ed Colker

Memories of Childhood

Miseries and Misfortunes of War

Beatrice Mandelman: Taos Modernist

Cliff Benjamin: Eclipse

Faux Post

ARH 117 Legacies

Parts of the West

Speaking with Color

Landscape Selections

ARH 320 B. Hughes' Class

Landscapes for the SEEK Program

Kathe Kollwitz and Peers

"MFA Thesis Exhibition, 1996"

Shanghai Ink

Joseph DiGiorgio: Prospect Park

Catherine Nash: A Spiral to Within

Stage of Life

Arizona on Paper

Dream Weavers

Mark Rothko: The Spirit of Myth

Seasons Greetings

Contesting the Renaissance

UK AZ Festival

Art Alumni VII: Shirley Cannon

Sheila Pitt: Women on the Altar

Hannah Hoch: Collages

Charles Littler: A Retrospective

City Sights

Passages: Photographers in Egypt

Art Alumni VII: Max Cole

Informal Slovac Exhibition

Durer and His Contemporaries

Recent Acquisitions - Prints

Local Color

21 Steps: Innovation in Lithograph

Impacto Cultural II

Human Components IV: James A. Luna

Body as Subject

Free to Dream

Landscapes on Paper

Gustave Baumann in the West

Human Components I: Michael Cajero

Dean Narcho: Tension Fields

Docents' Choice

Impacto Cultural

A Look Back: Robert McMillan

Re-Constructions

Broadsky/Utkin: Projects

Blas - Unwanted Dead or Alive

Garo Antreasian: Recent Works

Body/Culture: Chicano Figuration

Josef Albers: Three Suites

Peter Dean: Blazing Paint

Revered Earth

The Art of War

The Art of James McGarrell

Gardens: Real and Imagined

Courtenay Moon: Recent Paintings

"MFA Thesis Exhibition, 1990"

Recent Gifts: Prints

Gayle Wimmer: Stone Journals

For Better or Worse

The New/Old Landscape

David Paladin: Altered States

Patricia Carr Morgan: Village One

Mexico Hoy: Una Vista Nueva

The Success of Failure

Red Grooms: Graphic Works

Recent Acquisitions: 1986-1987

Kathryn Josten: Origins

"MFA Thesis Exhibition, 1987"

20th Century Works on Paper

City Sight

Chuck Hitner: Recent Work

Four Centuries of Portraits

Wolf Kahn: Pastel Light

Joseph McShane

Judy Dater

Recent Acquisitions 1983-1986

"MFA Thesis Exhibition, 1986"

Art Instruments

Warren Anderson: Thirty Years

The Drawing National

Video Tansformations

Desert Dialogues

Art Alumni IV

Prints from the de Soto Workshop

Simplicissimus

"MFA Thesis Exhibition, 1985"

Eva Hesse: Drawings

Edward Bernstein

Collages by Alfred Rogoway

"MFA Thesis Exhibition, 1984"

Recent Paintings from Guadalajara

Leon Golub

Manuel Neri: Drawings and Bronzes

Hans Hofmann as Teacher

Texas on Paper

John Sloan in Santa Fe

Clayton Bailey's Robots

"MFA Thesis Exhibition, 1983"

Rudy Fernandez: Secular Santos

Splendors of the Sohites

Arakawa: The Mechanism of Meaning

Aaron Siskind: A Retrospective

Beth Ames Swartz: Israel Revisited

Sam Scott: Recent Paintings

New Work/New York

Whistler and His Contemporaries

Max Ernst: Graphics

The Moving Image

"MFA Thesis Exhibition, 1982"

Keith Crown: Watercolors

Jurgen Partenheimer

Artists in the American Desert

Jacques Lipchitz

Frank Stella's Polar Coordinates

Lynda Benglis: Recent Work

Rouault-Miserere

Tom Blackwell

Tibetan Tanks

Edward Scheier: Genesis

The Oriental Eye

James Turell

Paul Delvaux: A Retrospective

"MFA Thesis Exhibition, 1980"

Canaletto Etchings

Art and the Law

Peter Milton Prints

Faces and Places

Photographs of Lee Friedlander

"MFA Thesis Exhibition, 1979"

Ken White Graphics (IBM)

Ernest Lawson

David Hare Paintings

Prints from the Guggenheim Museum

Contemporary Mexican Artists

Great American Slot

New Art Faculty Exhibition

"Edward J. Gallagher, Jr. Oils"

Han and T'ang Murals

"MFA Thesis Exhibition, 1978"

Oriental Prints (Murphey Prints)

University Collects

Vault Show I

Waid/Miller/Rod

Center ' 291'

Ad Reinhardt Prints Exhibt

Paul Strand

German Graphics

The Graphic Art of Francisco Goya

Ansel Adams

Jerry Uelsmann Photographs (CCP)

"MFA Thesis Exhibition, 1976"

Morris Broderson Retrospective

"MFA Thesis Exhibition, 1975"

Henri Manguin

Isabel Bishop Retrospective

Randall Davey exhibition

(Ted) De Grazia in Retrospective

Robert Vickrey Retrospective

Krazy Kat

"MFA Thesis Exhibition, 1972"

Childe Hassam 1859-1935

Donald Haskin Sculptures

The West and Walter Bimson

Kees Van Dongen

Jules Cavailles

The Paintings of Philip C. Curtis

Randall Morgan

Rico Lebrun Retrospective

Leonard Kaplan Paintings

The West-80 Contemporaries

The Bird in Art

Exhibition of Persian Miniatures

Jimmie Ernst

Paul Wieghardt

Posada Print