Current EXHIBITIONs

​​​​The Dawn of American Landscape
Masterpieces by the preeminent Nineteenth century landscape painters. Works by Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Moran, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot and other master artists. 

Ongoing




Arizona Women Uncovered
Who would have guessed! The history of women’s whites offer us unique insight into the arts and lifestyle of our early pioneer women. Joint Curation with Claudine Villardito of Black Cat Vintage and Tucson Desert Art Museum. 

​Ongoing




​​True Grit – Arizona Women of Determination
Who were the first women in Southern Arizona? Why did they come here? Southern Arizona’s pioneer women are remembered in a collection of historical photographs. ​

Ongoing

The Wayfinder's Perspective: Landscape Paintings from the Permanent Collection
May 3 - October 1, 2017

This exhibition features contemporary landscape paintings culled from the Museum’s permanent collection. Guest curated by exhibiting artist Camden Hardy, the selection of paintings highlight the Southwest desert as a rich and varied subject matter for a diverse group of artists

The Wayfinder's Dilemma: Landscape Photographs by Camden Hardy

May 3 - October 1, 2017
A faculty member at Southwest University of Visual Arts, Hardy explores the ways in which human beings interact with, and understand, their surroundings. On his work, Mr. Hardy states; "My artistic practice is driven by questions about the dissonance that occurs when we encounter information that contradicts our expectations, as well as our own agency in the construction of individual realities."  

Colors to Dye For

June 2 - December 3, 2017
Colors to Dye For explores the mysterious industry of dye-making. The beautiful southwestern palette created in early Navajo textiles was produced through a variety of materials found in nature. This exhibition takes a close look at the history of indigo and red. Why was indigo referred to as a “color of the devil,” and how did a beetle from the Sonoran desert change the history of red? Come see the fascinating transformation of how wool is made into yarn and yarn is turned into beautiful textiles.