Tucson Desert Art Museum

Tucson Desert Art Museum

Our Mission

The Tucson Desert Art Museum, a non-profit museum, opened its doors to the public November 1, 2013. Our mission is to display art and artifacts of the Desert Southwest, and educate our guests about the history, cultures, and art of the region. The Museum includes 25,000 square feet of exhibit space, classrooms, meeting and auditorium space and a library.

At the core of the Museum is one of the Southwest’s premier collections of Navajo and Hopi pre-1940s textiles, including displays of chief’s blankets, Navajo saddle blankets, optical art textiles and Yei weavings. The Museum also has a diverse range of historical artifacts, classic and contemporary Southwestern paintings, including works by Maynard Dixon, Thomas Moran, Albert Bierstadt, Gerald Cassidy, Ed Mell, Ray Roberts, Peter Nisbet, Howard Post and other great artists of the Southwest. Special highlights of the museum include exhibits on Navajo sand painting, and early armaments of the Southwest and artifacts from the Mesoamerican period.

The Museum also maintains rotating special exhibits, which change out each year.

Nowhere else will the visitor find such an eclectic array of southwestern art and artifacts. Our motto is “visualize history through art.” We invite our guests to immerse themselves in history through our beautiful art!

Located at 7000 East Tanque Verde Road, just west of Udall Park, surrounded by the magnificent panoramic views of the Catalina and Rincon mountains. The Museum is becoming a center for art, culture and education on Tucson's east side.


7000 E Tanque Verde Rd.
Tuscon, AZ 85715


Closed for conservation and cleaning July 1 and will reopen September 18.

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


Adults: $10.00
Seniors: $8.00
Students: $6.00
Youth: $4.00
Members: Free
Members of the military and their family are free for month of June.


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Tucson Desert Art Museum is a proud member of the following associations:

American Alliance of Museums

Western Museums Association

Museum Association of Arizona

Tucson Association of Museums

Museum Store Association

Tucson Metro Chamber of Commerce

Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Southern Arizona Attractions Alliance

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