SPECIAL EVENTS

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Upcoming Events

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Joseph Labate Artist Talk and Reception

November 17, 2018, 2 pm

Come hear U.A. Professor Joseph Labate speak about his moving and beautiful photographic project The Sawmill Fire.
Free with University of Arizona faculty or student ID.

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Concerts in the Canyon - Mike Moynihan's Purple Spectre

December 1, 2018, 2-3 pm

We're kicking off this season's Concerts in the Canyon series with a bang! This innovative powerhouse jazz ensemble will rock the museum!

Tickets available here.

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Mata Ortiz Pottery Sale and Demonstration

December 2, 2018, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us for an exciting sale of Mata Ortiz pottery and demonstrations by master potter Oralia Lopez!

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An Artful Evening with Gabriel Ayala: 
Music, Musings, and Medium

Solo Concert, Talk, and Pop-up Art Show

January 19, 2019, 6:30-8:30 pm

Virtuoso guitarist, visual artist, and Yaqui activist Gabriel Ayala brings his singular sound and vision to the Tucson Desert Art Museum for an evening of original music, rich life stories and brand new art work for sale. Ayala was recently voted 2018 Arizona American Indian Excellence in Leadership Award, "Man of the Year" and his artwork was chosen by the prestigious Eiteljorg Museum as the official logo for their Indian Market and Festival t-shirt last summer.  

Gabriel is also a Grammy nominee who has toured the world giving concerts and educational seminars. He is known for interspersing piercingly beautiful melodies with earthy wit and wisdom. Ayala's edgy new ledger art and hand crafted jewelry will be on display and available for sale. Don't miss this very special evening!

Tickets available here.

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Category: General2:00 pm: Concerts in the Canyon -
Mike Moynihan's Purple Spectre

2:00 pm: Concerts in the Canyon -
Mike Moynihan's Purple Spectre
December 2, 2018

Category: General10:00 am: Mata Ortiz Pottery Sale and Demonstration

10:00 am: Mata Ortiz Pottery Sale and Demonstration