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

Public Art

Our campus Public Art collection includes over 40 outdoor public sculptures, innovative public spaces, and integrated artworks spanning decades of history. Each piece enlivens the campus design, engages students and faculty, inspires the broader campus community, and enhances the vitality of Tucson and the aesthetic experiences of its citizens.

Public art is an opportunity for artists, designers, students, faculty, staff, and the Tucson community to explore our unique cultures, histories, and artistic expressions. Abstract art, tile mosaics, memorials and – of course – wildcats all weave together a visual history of campus life, civic engagement, and creative ideas.

Walking tours of campus sculpture are offered the second Wednesday of the month. Reservations are required so please call the UA Visitors Center at 520-621-5130 to register.

If your group (of 8 or more people) is unable to attend the Wednesday tour, please contact Chelsea Farrar, Assistant Curator of Education, at 520-621-9504 or to schedule a public art tour.

The Museum also has resources for public art tours. You can download our 5th Grade Public Art Tour, and our Guided Tour front and Guided Tour back.

For all questions about campus-wide artwork, please contact Kristen Schmidt at