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

Current Exhibitions

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…

Vault Show

May 25 - September 1, 2019 The UAMA collection is comprised of approximately 6,000 works of art that span many centuries and cultures. Started in the 1970s, the UAMA Vault Show is a periodic exhibition that creates an opportunity to showcase selections from the permanent collection, bringing out artworks from the vault that are thematically…
August 8, 2019 - October 20, 2019 The UAMA collection is comprised of approximately 6,000 works of art, with particular strength in early modern art, 20th century American and European art, and a growing collection of contemporary art. Highlights of the Permanent Collection allows the museum to keep treasured favorites such as Georgia O’Keeffe’s Red Canna…
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…