The Dirty Thirties: New Deal Photography Frames the Migrants' Stories
New for 2021
All the Single Ladies: Women Pioneers of the American West
Meet some 19th century trailblazing women who forged their own path to independence, adventure, and opportunity.
Closed for the summer months. We'll look forward to welcoming you back on September 22nd, 2021.
All the Single Ladies: Women Pioneers of the American West tells select stories from the trailblazing lives of unmarried women in the 19th century, who were homesteaders, Harvey girls, boarding house owners, teachers, madams, prostitutes, and entertainers. Learn how these women brought a richness and vivacity to the fabric of life in the emerging American West.
The Dirty Thirties: New Deal Photography Frames the Migrants' Stories explores the journeys of rural migrants fleeing the Dust Bowl, drought, and economic difficulties during the 1930s.
Dorothea Lange. Migratory Cotton Picker, Eloy, Arizona, 1940. Gelatin Silver Print, ca. 1960. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
Buffalo Soldiers: The 10th Cavalry Regiment Told Through the Art of David Laughlin (1928 - 2020) paints a picture of daily life for African American soldiers serving in the post-Civil War American West.
Permanent & Ongoing Exhibitions
The crown jewels of our collection are our pre-1940’s Navajo textiles, including: Chief’s blankets, Eye Dazzlers, Saddle blankets, Germantown weavings, Yei weavings and children's blankets.
Masterpieces by preeminent nineteenth century landscape painters. Works by Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Moran, Maynard Dixon, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot and other master artists. This collection captures the transcendental spirit of these artists' search for, and expression of, the sublime.
The Museum celebrates the unique artistry of Native American muralists, via a large mural on the outside wall of the Museum and several floor-to-ceiling murals within the Museum by noted Native American artists.
For the health and safety of museum visitors and staff, please continue to mask if not fully vaccinated. Thank you
Summer 2021 Hours:
The Tucson Desert Art Museum will close for the summer on June 19th, 2021. We look forward to welcoming you back on September 22nd, 2021.
7000 E Tanque Verde Road,
Tucson, AZ 85715
Entrance faces Sabino Canyon Road on the east side of complex, behind Chase Bank.