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Museum Junction, What’s Your Function?

Wednesday, August 26

Spend the day exploring YOUR campus Museums! Visit a new place, learn something new, or find a new favorite. Check out the special activities offered on the 26th, and don’t forget to come back and visit all year long!

The History of Pharmacy Museum

(open 8:00-5:00)

The History of Pharmacy Museum hosts a spectacular collection of hundreds of thousands of antique pharmacy items. Come experience this amazing history and see the University’s best-kept secret! The museum is located in the College of Pharmacy, in the Arizona Health Sciences Center complex. To get there, you can ride the Sun Link Streetcar or take the Green, Teal, or Purple Cat Tran routes.

On August 26, there will be guided tours at 10 AM and 2 PM, starting in Room 344 of the Skaggs Pharmaceutical Sciences Center. Self-guided tours are available anytime.

For more information, email stephenhall@pharmacy.arizona.edu

www.pharmacy.arizona.edu/visitors/pharmacy-museum — 1703 E Mabel St


The Campus Arboretum

The University of Arizona Campus grounds were designated by the American Public Garden Association as an arboretum in 2002. What looks today like an elegant park is in fact the result of over a century of research and experimentation with desert‐adapted plants and landscape practices by The University of Arizona faculty and staff. The Campus Arboretum is dedicated to preservation of these historic specimens, continued research in environmental and urban sustainability as well as formal student education, global and community outreach. Visit our website to find resources that help you learn to live sustainably in the desert, or join our docents for an upcoming guided tree tour.

As a key steward over the campus landscape history and sustainability, the University of Arizona Campus Arboretum will have information displayed at the Museum of Art highlighting many educational resources available for the campus and community. Along with our contact information to allow visitors to learn more about these resources, we will also distribute the Fall 2015 Tree Tour schedule and provide instructions on using the new interactive botanical signs to learn more about campus trees and landscape history.

For more information email infoarboretum@ag.arizona.edu



Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium 

(open 9:00-5:00)

Visit Flandrau to explore the marvels of our universe, from the depths of the ocean to the farthest reaches of space!  And be sure to catch a Flandrau Fulldome show in the planetarium theater – you’ll launch from the earth and fly to planets, moons, stars, and beyond!

Reduced admission is available with a CatCard.

www.flandrau.org — 1601 E. University Blvd


The Arizona State Museum

(open 10:00-5:00)

Arizona State Museum is renowned for its excellence in preserving, interpreting, and presenting the material culture of the US Southwest and northern Mexico. The museum’s scholars and extensive collections are among the most significant resources in the world for the study of southwestern peoples. Students can find a variety of real-world, hands-on learning opportunities at ASM through classes, internships, field work, laboratory work, research resources, volunteer experiences, and employment.

Free admission with CatCard.

www.statemuseum.arizona.edu –1013 E. University Blvd


The University of Arizona Museum of Art

(open 9:00-5:00)

The University of Arizona Museum of Art engages diverse audiences, inspires critical dialogue, and champions art as essential to our lives. The Museum’s permanent collection includes masterpieces that span eight centuries and innumerable artistic styles. Highlights include the Altarpiece from Ciudad Rodrigo, The Visitation by the Master of the Catholic Kings, Jackson Pollock’s Number 20, Mark Rothko’s Green on Blue (Earth-Green and White), and Red Canna by Georgia O’Keeffe. The UAMA offers a year-round schedule of exhibitions, programming, and events designed to incite conversations related to the history and meaning of the visual arts.

On the 26th, stop in to learn about student memberships and advocacy groups and help with a participatory art piece!  Art projects will run from 10:00-12:00 and 1:00-3:00

Free admission with CatCard.

artmusuem.dev – 1031 West Olive 


The Center for Creative Photography

(open 9:00-4:00)

The Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, is recognized as one of the world’s finest academic art museums and study centers for the history of photography. Beginning with the archives of five living master photographers—Ansel Adams, Wynn Bullock, Harry Callahan, Aaron Siskind, and Frederick Sommer—the collection has grown to include 239 archival collections. Among these are some of the most recognizable names in 20th center North American photography. Altogether there are over five million archival objects in the Center’s collection including negatives, work prints, contact sheets, albums, scrapbooks, correspondence, writings, audiovisual materials and memorabilia. The combined art, archival, and research collections at the Center provide an unparalleled resource for research, exhibitions, loans, and traveling exhibitions.

On August 26, there will be a guided tour the current exhibition, The Pure Products of America Go Crazy, at 10AM.

Free admission with CatCard

www.creativephotography.org — 1030 N. Olive Rd.