Special Events:

Friends of Western Art Special Event

March 23, 2018, 6:00 - 8:30 pm


Members of Friends of Western Art are invited to a fun filled night at the Tucson Desert Art Museum featuring:


- Full access to Museum and all exhibits, including our new exhibitions Desert Hollywood: Celebrity Landscapes in Cinema and 21st Century Eyedazzlers.

- Distiller and co-founder of Three Wells Distilling Company, Matt Montgomery will offer tastings and unique cocktails featuring their Prickly Pear Spirits and Mt. Lemmon Gin, while explaining how they use locally sourced groundwater, along with the finest Arizona-centric ingredients to craft their unique small-batch spirits, "putting Arizona in a bottle!"

- A wonderful New Mexican dinner from Poco & Mom's Restaurant in our beautiful courtyard.

Celebrity Landscapes Talk;

Tucson Tinseltown: Hollywood in the Old Pueblo 

​February 24, 2018, 1:30 pm


Join us for a talk from film authorities Dr. Jennifer Jenkins and Dr. Amy Fatzinger from the University of Arizona with moderator Dr. Gavin A Healey. This lecture is included with Museum admission. ​



Desert Drive-in with Loft Cinema - Rio Bravo!

March 10, 2018, 7:00 pm


A fun filled evening of outdoor movie watching will take place in the Museum's east parking lot at the corner of Tanque Verde and Sabino Canyon Roads behind Chase Bank. This "Desert Drive-in" sponsored by The Loft Cinema will screen the movie "Rio Bravo" starring John Wayne, Dean Martin and Ricky Nelson and filmed right here in Tucson! The movie is presented free courtesy of The Loft Cinema and the Tucson Desert Art Museum. 


The Museum exhibition, "Desert Hollywood: Celebrity Landscapes in Cinema" will be open that evening during the movie at a reduced charge of $5.00/person.   

Museum Special Events