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

Our Stories: Mapping Q

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August 18, 2017  – April 22, 2018

Mapping Q is an innovative community arts education program that invites LGTBQ+ youth to explore representations of self within the Museum and learn skills for life’s challenging moments. The participants map and juxtapose their life experience in response to the Museum and the work within it, in turn creating original works of art that add their unique voices and knowledge to the Museum. This program is a joint collaboration of Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation’s ALLY (Arizona Life Links for Youth) Suicide Prevention program and The University of Arizona Museum of Art.
If you are an LGBTQ youth who would like to get involved with the program, contact cjfarrar@email.arizona.edu.


Join us August 17 from 5:00-7:00 pm for the opening of Our Stories: Mapping Q. Meet the artists, enjoy light refreshments, DJ Dante from Fluxx Studio and Gallery, and dancers 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.


This program is produced in partnership with the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation and funded through grants from the LGBT&S Alliance Fund, a fund of the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, and University of Arizona Faculty Seed GrantsDUST IMAGE