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

Mapping Q


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. Together these five organizations are working to create an inter-organizational community wide dialogue working with LGBTQ+ youth.

Mapping Q is an award-winning community arts education program that invites LGTBQ+ youth ages 13-23 to explore representations of self within art, museums, and the wider community. The work created by the y0uth is being displayed this year across three venues: exhibitions at The UAMA and The Tucson Museum of Art and a video screening at MOCA. The exhibitions both open May 19 and close July 31.

Join us for an opening reception on Thursday, May 19 from 4-7 pm. Get a first glimpse of the art, meet the artists, and listen to music by DJ Buttafly!

Don’t miss the companion exhibition at The Tucson Museum of Art, also running May 19-July 31.

Join Mapping Q youth and facilitators for a special tour of the TMA collection and temporary exhibitions through an alternative perspective on June 25 from 10:30-11:30 am. Details are here. 

 For more information, contact Chelsea Farrar at The program is generously supported by the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation.

Mapping Q is the recipient of the 2015 SAAF Volunteer Appreciation Award for Original Contribution. Chelsea Farrar, Assistant Curator for Education, was also awarded the Museum Association of Arizona 2015 Individual Award of Excellence for her work with the program.