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

Upcoming Exhibitions

August 11 - December 9, 2018 Curated by the late renowned photographer and filmmaker, Sedat Pakay, Picture the World: Burhan Doğançay as Photographer features nearly 100 black-and-white photographs by Turkish artist, Burhan Doğançay. The exhibition focuses on three series: “Walls of the World,” “Brooklyn Bridge,” and “Ironworkers.” Of particular importance are Doğançay’s photographs of urban…
September 5, 2018 - March 24, 2019 Synopsis: The Spanish colonial government sent a small army to assist engineers with gold prospecting. A Frenglish expeditionary force and their Indian allies are attempting to cross the desert in search of bounties and to head back to the main army. The Apache, Pueblo, and Navajo, are looking…
September 29, 2018 - January 20, 2019 Encountering Death: Our Responses and Reconciliations represents the various attitudes people have had about death across time and place. This exhibition explores ways in which people have mourned the dead, contemplated the afterlife, and accepted or avoided mortality. Works in this show demonstrate how death has been symbolized,…

Mapping Q

October 4, 2018 - January 13, 2019 Mapping Q, created in collaboration with the University of Arizona Museum of Art and the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF), is a social justice art program for youth ages 13-24. Over the summer, youth learned skills for navigating life’s challenging moments and used art as a medium to speak…
October 20, 2018 - February 17, 2019 This exhibition of works will be selected by students from Dr. Pia Cuneo’s Fall art history graduate seminar on early modern prints. Using actual objects created during the Renaissance, these students will have the special opportunity to conduct in-depth research in order to understand print production, social and…

6 & 6

December 22, 2018 - March 31, 2019 Both science and art start with basic observations of the world around us. Science takes that inspiration and makes it empirical, and art conceptualizes such catalysts. To showcase life in the Sonoran Desert, the Next Generation Sonoran Desert Researchers (N-Gen) Arts and Science Initiative forged a collaboration between…

Botanical Relations

February 9 - March 24, 2019 Drawn from various collections at The University of Arizona, Botanical Relations explores the nature of plant life both above and below the ground. The exhibition will investigate concepts of the individuality of plants, vegetal eroticism, and vegetal violence. Some of the objects reflect scientific accuracy while others are reinterpreted…
April 13 - May 10, 2019 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…

5 Minutes

April 20 - June 16, 2019 Researchers have measured how long the average museum visitor looks at a work of art. The results are variable, with median times ranging from only 17 to 25 seconds. Most visitors spend more time looking at many works of art, rather than spending long lengths of time with fewer.…

Wander Around

April 20 - June 16, 2019 Xinyu Zhang is inspired by crowds: the kinds of crowds you would encounter in a city square, park, or beach. She reimagines these scenes as abstract landscapes that challenge the viewer to ask: What role do humans have in our increasingly technological world? Wander Around combines hand-painted milling crowd imagery…