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

Current Exhibitions

The UAMA is getting a facelift! We will reopen on October 24 after improvements to our courtyard are complete. Join the UAMA e-newsletter or follow us on Instagram and Facebook for updates. In the meantime, we invite you to enjoy our virtual exhibitions and events. You can still reach us by emailing artmuseum@arizona.edu or by leaving a voicemail at 520-621-7567. Email and voicemail are checked Monday through…
Scroll down to enter the virtual 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…

Virtual | Contemporary Art Gallery

Scroll down to enter the virtual 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…

Virtual | Modern Art Gallery

Scroll down to enter the virtual 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…
May 15 – October 23, 2021 Scroll down to enter the online exhibition.  Whether in the classroom or at home, high school artists and art teachers are facing challenges in teaching, learning and creating that no one could have imagined. This annual exhibition—now online due to COVID-19—showcases the creativity and resourcefulness of emerging high school…
October 10, 2020 - October 23, 2021 Scroll down to enter the virtual gallery. E.M. Forster’s 1909 dystopic short story The Machine Stops depicts a civilization forced to live underground and in isolation, having plundered and exploited the Earth’s natural resources. Technology, or "the Machine” as it is known in the story, becomes the lifeline for…
Scroll down to enter the virtual gallery.  The Altarpiece of 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…
Scroll down to enter the virtual gallery.  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…