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

“Woman-Ochre” Welcome Home Reception

Willem de Kooning "Woman-Ochre" Returned to UA Museum of Art

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!

Thirty-seven years after its theft from the Museum and five years after its recovery in New Mexico, the famous painting – now expertly restored by the J. Paul Getty Museum – returns to the galleries of its rightful home.

Join us for this special celebration featuring fabulous 50s jazz, creative canapés, special guests, and an intimate viewing of Restored: The Return of Woman-Ochre before the exhibition opens to the public.


Note: UAMA members receive special ticket pricing. Not yet a member? Learn about the benefits.

Image: UAMA staff members Nathan Saxton and Kristen Schmidt inspecting Woman-Ochre before it was transferred to the Getty Center. Photo courtesy the University of Arizona Museum of Art / Bob Demers / UA News. Artwork © 2022 The Willem de Kooning Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York