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Tucson Museum of Art

140 N. Main Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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February 2020

Included with museum admission

The Bad Boys of Elaine Horwitch Galleries

February 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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Join Chief Curator Dr. Julie Sasse in a conversation with art critic Lisa Wade and artists Tom Palmore and Billy Schenck as they discuss the rise of contemporary art in the wild west and the impact of Elaine Horwitch on their careers. — Included with museum admission; free for museum members and students with ID. Culture Pass, guest passes, and other forms of complementary admission will not be accepted for this event.

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March 2020

Included with museum admission

In The Presence of Women and the Legacy of Elaine Horwitch

March 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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Gallerist Elaine Horwitch was a force to be reckoned with but so were the women she worked with and the artists she represented.  Join former Horwitch Gallery Director and current TMA Chief Curator Dr. Julie Sasse in conversation with artists Anne Coe, Suzanne Klotz, and Lynn Tabor as they discuss their creative practices and the art scene of Arizona and New Mexico.   — Included with paid admission; free for museum members and students with ID. Culture Pass, guest passes,…

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Spring Artisan Market and Flower Festival

March 13 @ 10:00 am - March 15 @ 5:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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TMA’s Spring Artisan Market & Flower Festival features over 100 unique and local artists and artisans with crafts, original artwork, pottery, glass, jewelry, textiles and gift items. Local florists and nurseries will participate, offering an array of living art. The event also includes food by local vendors, noontime concerts, and other programs throughout the weekend. Admission to museum galleries is free for the duration of the market and festival.

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Spring Artisan Market and Flower Festival

March 13 @ 10:00 am - March 15 @ 5:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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TMA’s Spring Artisan Market & Flower Festival features over 100 unique and local artists and artisans with crafts, original artwork, pottery, glass, jewelry, textiles and gift items. Local florists and nurseries will participate, offering an array of living art. The event also includes food by local vendors, noontime concerts, and other programs throughout the weekend. Admission to museum galleries is free for the duration of the market and festival.

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$5

Painting Ancient Mexico & The Kasser Family Wing

March 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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Explore the brilliantly painted vessels, murals, and manuscripts of ancient Mexico with Kristopher Driggers, Assistant Curator, Schmidt Curator of Latin American Art.

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April 2020

Included with museum admission

Before There Were Dealers: Arizona’s Art Community Before the 1950s

April 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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Professor of art history at Arizona State University, Dr. Betsy Fahlman will explore Arizona’s rich art community before the 1950s.   — Included with paid admission; free for museum members and students with ID. Culture Pass, guest passes, and other forms of complementary admission will not be accepted for this event.

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$12 – $25

El Presidio Historic Districr Home Tour

April 5 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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El Presidio Historic Neighborhood will open the doors of some of Tucson’s oldest and finest homes for the first time in years. From the gracious Victorian Franklin House to territorial style adobes and newer infill homes, the Tour will feature 9 homes and 3 gardens, as well as “bonus” homes and exciting points of interest in one of Tucson’s oldest neighborhoods.  Sponsored by El Presidio Neighborhood Association and Tucson Museum of Art,Tickets will be available online March 1, at https://www.tucsonmuseumofart.org…

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$5

Southwest Rising: Curator Talk and Book Signing

April 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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Chief Curator Dr. Julie Sasse will provide an insider look at the story behind the feature exhibition Southwest Rising: Contemporary Art and the Legacy of Elaine Horwitch.   — This event costs $5 to attend; free for museum members and students with ID. Culture Pass, guest passes, and other forms of complementary admission will not be accepted for this event.

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$5

The Critical Eye: What Curators of Contemporary Art Look For

April 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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In conjunction with the jurying of the 2020 Arizona Biennial, join curators Joe Baker (Executive Director, Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center), Miki Garcia (Director, ASU Art Museum), and Erin Joyce (Fine Arts Curator, Heard Museum) in conversation with TMA’s chief curator Dr. Julie Sasse discuss current trends and what they look for in contemporary art. Juror:  Joe Baker Executive Director, Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center Panelists: Miki Garcia Director, ASU Art Museum and Erin Joyce Fine Arts Curator, Heard…

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$5

Book Signing: In the Shadow of the Freeway

April 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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Born in 1955, Lydia R. Otero knew they were queer the moment their consciousness had evolved enough to formulate thoughts. Nicknamed La Butch by their family, Otero shares a unique perspective: displaced by their queerness, but rooted in place through their relationship with Tucson, Arizona. In this book, which combines personal memoir and the historical archive, Otero takes readers to a world that existed on the physical and social margins and describes how a new freeway created a barrier that…

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