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

Upcoming Exhibitions

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

January 26 - 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 through…
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…