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

Current Exhibitions

February 17 - May 18, 2024 This annual exhibition showcases the creativity and artistic achievement of high school artists across Tucson and Pima County. What unique artistic practices have teachers and student artists developed in classrooms across Southern Arizona? What ideas do young artists want to express, and how do they do it through art? Artworks are…

Annie Lopez: Origin Story

January 13 - June 8, 2024 Annie Lopez is a storyteller. Informed by family history, remedies, and lived experiences as both a Mexican-American and fourth-generation Phoenician, her stories are told with text and images through her signature photography and cyanotype prints. Origin Story highlights two main bodies of the artist’s work: her dress forms and the Storybook series. Lopez’s striking dresses are…
October 14, 2023 - March 23, 2024 First trained as a painter at the University of Arizona, Winslow-based artist Marlowe Katoney (Diné) was taught to weave by his maternal grandmother in 2010. Since then, Katoney has used a hybrid approach to his weaving practice, combining elements from painting, color theory, perspective, and composition with traditional…

American Art Gallery

This exhibition highlights works from the UAMA’s collection and provides a representative sample of major artistic movements happening from 1925-1945 in the United States. With such destabilizing events such as the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, and World War II, it is no surprise that artists found various forms of visual expression with which to…

Modern Art Gallery

The mid-twentieth century was a watershed moment in the history of art where artists began to challenge traditional understandings and practices of art-making. This was done in part through a negation of pictorial space and narrative in favor of an emphasis on artistic process, experimentation, and the development of a universal visual language. In addition…

Contemporary Art Gallery

This exhibition features a variety of works from the UAMA's contemporary art collection that reflect on issues related to religion, social justice and other pressing issues of the past thirty years. Highlights include recent acquisitions Drop Me Off in Harlem by David Shrobe and …Run as fast as you will, escape if you can, you are…

The Samuel H. Kress Collection

The Kress Collection at UAMA consists of 64 European artworks, including The Altarpiece from Ciudad Rodrigo, that span the 14th to the early 19th centuries. Featuring portraits, mythological subjects, and biblical narratives, these pieces represent some of the most prevalent trends in early modern art production and offer visitors the opportunity to see stylistic differences…
The Altarpiece from Ciudad Rodrigo is a jewel of the UAMA collection and one of the most important works produced in 15th-century Spain. This altarpiece, also called a retablo, was made for the cathedral of the city (Ciudad) Rodrigo in the province of Salamanca, Spain, between the years 1480 and 1488, and after 1493. The…