Concerts in the Canyon:

Mondo Udu
March 31, 2018, 1:00 to 2:00 pm

The Danny Brito Trio
April 4, 2018, 1:00 to 2:00 pm

Desert Hollywood
Celebrity Landscapes in Cinema

January 12th-June 30th, 2018

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Vaquero and Charro:
An Enduring Legacy

December 8th-June 30th 2018

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21st Century Eyedazzlers

Modern Art Show and Sale

Featuring paintings by Navajo artist Gilmore Scott and Navajo textiles from Nizhoni Ranch Gallery

March 7 - April 1, 2018

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Upcoming 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.

Call 520-202-3888 to order tickets or visit the link below to buy online.

 Concerts in the Canyon: Sonoran Sounds with Mondu Udu

March 31, 2018

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Experience hauntingly beautiful "desert atmospherics" created by Native American flute player Ira Black and keyboard/synthesizer artist and vocalist Lamont Arthur

Sonoran Plein Air Painters Public Paint-Out

April 7th, 2018

8:00-11:30 am

A public paint-out with Sonoran Plein Air Painters with demonstrations by experienced members in the Museum’s Courtyard.

Reception for
Light and Shadow: Sonoran Plein Air Painters Art Show and Sale

April 14th, 2018

5:30-7:30 pm

Reception for the artists included in Sonoran Plein Air Painters Spring 2018 Juried Members Show.

Current Exhibitions

Desert Hollywood: Celebrity Landscapes in Cinema

January 12 - June 30, 2018​

Desert Hollywood explores the “celebrity careers” of prominent Southwestern landscapes in film and television.

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.

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. ​​

Vaquero & Charro: An Enduring Legacy

December 8  - June 30, 2018

Photographs by Cody Edison and
Artifacts from The Arizona Historical Society

Colors to Dye For

December 8  - June 30, 2018

The Mysterious World of Dye-making

Arizona Women Uncovered


Who would have guessed! The history of women’s undergarments offer us unique insight into the arts and lifestyle of our early pioneer women.


Wednesday - Sunday, 10:00AM - 4:00PM,
Closed on all major Holidays


7000 E Tanque Verde Road,
Tucson, AZ 85715
Entrance faces Sabino Canyon Road on the east side of complex.



Phone Number: (520) 202-3888