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

Museum Events

Thursday, October 6, 2022 | 7:00 PM In 1985, Willem de Kooning’s Woman-Ochre was cut from its frame at the University of Arizona Museum of Art and vanished into the desert. Three decades later, the missing painting was found hanging in the rural New Mexico home of Jerry and Rita Alter.

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Friday, October 7, 2022 | 6:00-8:00 PM Be among the first to welcome Willem de Kooning's Woman-Ochre back home to the University of Arizona Museum of Art!

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Thursday, October 20, 2022 | 5:30 PM American Abstract Expressionism (Ab Ex for short) integrates several key concepts from European modernism, including the idea that the artist communicates universal direct emotion through painterly expression, and the idea that individual creativity can be accessed through the unconscious. Applauded by critics, and discovered by the emerging art market, Ab Ex was viewed as the first truly American Modern Art movement, with New York displacing Paris as the center of Modern Art. Often mythic, ritualistic, and even messianic, Ab Ex often posited universal structures of the Jungian collective unconscious. Many works escaped the perceptual logic of the gaze:  our eyes take in the prodigious energy of the whole.

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Saturday, October 22, 2022 Enjoy pay-what-you-wish admission and spend the day at UAMA with friends and family! Enjoy artmaking and hands-on activities, meet community organizations and explore art in the galleries, including the latest exhibitions Restored: The Return of Woman-Ochre Abstract Perspectives in Mid-Century Art and Mapping Q: Still Here / Still Queer

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Virtual Art Trivia Happy Hour: Thanksgiving Leftovers

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Virtual Art Trivia Happy Hour: Gift-Giving

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