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

Current Exhibitions

September 14, 2019 - January 5, 2020 This biennial showcase offers students and community members an opportunity to discover the explorations, research and constructs of the dedicated artists and scholars who shape, strengthen and sustain the School of Art's programs. This year’s exhibition features work in media as diverse as painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, inter-media and…
September 7, 2019 - January 12, 2020 This ArtWorks exhibition addresses a global life event for all people who experience the death of someone close—grief. As the life expectancy of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) approaches that of the general population, most individuals with IDD will outlive their parent/primary caregiver and face multilayered…
August 31 - December 1, 2019 One century ago, renowned architect Walter Gropius realized his vision of opening a school that would bring craftsmen, artists and designers together in unity. The Bauhaus school opened in 1919 in Weimar, Germany and forever changed the arts in disciplines as diverse as typography, dance, furniture design and photography. A…

Shades of Subalternity

August 10 - December 12, 2019 Originally used in a military context during the 18th and 19th centuries to refer to a junior officer, the word “subaltern” has evolved over time. Italian Marxist thinker Antonio Gramsci (1891-1937) used the term to describe an inferior class of people like peasants and workers denied access to hegemonic…
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 1480 and 1488, and after 1493. The…