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

Current Exhibitions

October 8, 2022 - May 20, 2023 Painted by pioneer abstract expressionist Willem de Kooning in the mid-fifties and donated to the University of Arizona Museum of Art in 1958, Woman-Ochre was a beloved painting exhibited widely over the next three decades. It disappeared from public view on November 29, 1985 – a fateful day…
October 8, 2022 - March 25, 2023 In celebrating the momentous return of Willem de Kooning’s Woman-Ochre, Abstract Perspectives in Mid-Century Art takes a broad perspective at the cultural milieu that surrounded de Kooning’s artistic development, particularly during the years 1950-1970. Some artists, such as Jeanne Miles and Irene Rice Pereira, gravitated toward structured compositions inspired…

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…