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

College & University


With approximately 6,000 objects spanning the Early Bronze Age to the present day and representing multiple cultures and artistic mediums, the Museum is a valuable resource that provides opportunities for research and exploration across many disciplines. The galleries offer a unique teaching atmosphere that inspires students to engage in conversations about original works of art.

To schedule a guided or self-guided tour for your class, please click here. The Museum is open Tuesday-Friday 9-4, Saturday 9-5, Sunday 12-5. The Museum is closed on Mondays and University Holidays. Please schedule your tour at least three weeks in advance. To request a tour with shorter notice, please contact Willa Ahlschwede, Assistant Curator, Education and Public Programs.

The Museum can make special arrangements to pull works of art from storage for a class or study session. Please schedule at least three weeks in advance. For more information on how to schedule works to be pulled, please contact Registrar Kristen Schmidt.


The Museum welcomes students from all disciplines to explore the exhibitions. Admission is always free with a student ID. The museum is not only a place to visit while on a class tour, but it’s also a place to study, sketch, relax and feel inspired.

Copying works in the galleries:
Students are welcome to bring in small sketchbooks and copy the works of art, as long as other visitors may view the exhibitions unimpeded. Only pencils are allowed—no other drawing material is permitted. If wishing to make large sketches or to set up an easel, special permission must be obtained. Please contact Kristen Schmidt.

Internship opportunities:
The University of Arizona Museum of Art offers internships to undergraduate and graduate students wishing to gain meaningful museum experience in a department like curatorial, exhibitions, education, registration or archives. Please see our staff list for each department’s primary contact and their information. Reach out early as internships tend to fill quickly.