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

Vault Show

Desert 1
Abita Springs
Sleep Well

May 25 – September 1, 2019

The UAMA collection is comprised of approximately 6,000 works of art that span many centuries and cultures. Started in the 1970s, the UAMA Vault Show is a periodic exhibition that creates an opportunity to showcase selections from the permanent collection, bringing out artworks from the vault that are thematically diverse and juxtaposing them with other pieces to create new and exciting dialogues. The works in this iteration of Vault Show depict a variety of subject matter – from landscape, to spirituality, to pure abstraction – yet they are all linked through scale and demonstrate how size can impact one’s experience with a work of art.

This exhibition is supported by the Jack and Vivian Hanson Endowment and was co-curated with Libby Bacal, the Fall 2018 Edward and Nancy Strauss Intern.

Images: Charles Littler, Desert 1, ca. 1950-1980, Oil on canvas; Jim Waid, Abita Springs, 1976, Oil on canvas; Rudolf Baranik, Sleep Well, 1986, Oil