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

Current Exhibitions

Vault Show

May 25 - August 25, 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…

Under the Moon

May 18 - July 7, 2019 Nearly every human being who has ever lived has, at some point, looked into the sky to see the moon. Indeed, it is very important to Earth: linked to tides and stabilizing its rotation, not to mention providing a light source at night for humans and animals alike. Unsurprisingly,…

Our Stories: High School Artists

April 27 - August 18, 2019 This special exhibition showcases works by high school student artists from across Pima County. While we get to interact with youth visitors on field trips, in community programs, or with their families, we do not always get to see the results of their personal artistic pursuits and practices. We…

Wander Around

April 20 - August 11, 2019 Xinyu Zhang is inspired by crowds: the kinds of crowds you would encounter in a city square, park, or beach. She reimagines these scenes as abstract landscapes that challenge the viewer to ask: What role do humans have in our increasingly technological world? Wander Around combines hand-painted milling crowd imagery…

5 Minutes

April 2 - July 7, 2019 Researchers have measured how long the average museum visitor looks at a work of art. The results are variable, with median times ranging from only 17 to 25 seconds. Most visitors spend more time looking at many works of art, rather than spending long lengths of time with fewer.…
May 28, 2017 - May 28, 2027 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…
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…