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

Current Exhibitions

The Museum will be CLOSED on Thursday October 6 and Friday October 7 for special events. The Museum will REOPEN with special weekend hours in celebration of the new exhibits Restored: The Return of Woman-Ochre and Abstract Perspectives in Mid-Century Art. Saturday October 8 | 10am-4:30pm Sunday, October 9 | 12:00pm-4:00pm      
August 27 - December 22, 2022 Mapping Q: Still Here / Still Queer features artwork by LGBTQIA+ youth from across the state of Arizona. The works in this exhibition reflect the struggles and creative resilience of LGBTQIA+ youth artists, who skillfully communicate what it means to identify as LGBTQIA+ today. This gallery also showcases work from…

Contemporary Art Gallery

This exhibition features a variety of works from the UAMA's contemporary art collection that reflect on issues related to religion, gender, gentrification, food justice and other pressing issues of the past thirty years. Some of the highlights are Jaune Quick-to-See Smith’s Spam, a mixed-media painting which speaks to the systematic and violent dismantling of the…

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…

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…