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

Mapping Q Opening Reception


August 17, 2017

Join us for a preview of Mapping Q, where you can get a first glimpse at the art! Visitors will also have the opportunity to meet the artists, enjoy light refreshments, DJ Dante from Fluxx Studio and Gallery, and dancers from DUST Dance Collective.

5:00-5:30 pm Enjoy light refreshments and make your own button art.

5:30-6:00 pm Facilitators from UAMA and SAAF will provide opening remarks about Mapping Q. Hear from participating youth artists about their artwork in the exhibit. Awards will also be announced for all youth who participated and a special announcement from Tucson Drawing Studio.

6:00 pm Performance from DUST Dance Collective

DUST Dance Collective is a contemporary dance company based in Tucson, AZ with a focus on producing video dance media. Our dancers are of mixed levels and backgrounds, making our collective truly unique. Our mission is to carry dance like a dust storm: as a force to ignite and unite movement with art & media.

Mapping Q is an innovative community arts education program that invites LGTBQ+ youth to explore representations of self within the Museum. The participants map the Museum and the work within, then create original art works in response to their discoveries, adding their unique voices to the story. This program is produced in partnership with the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation.
Image Credit: Mapping Q Exhibition 2017DUST IMAGE