Tucson Desert Art Museum


Est. 2013

New This Season: Friday Guided Tours

Have you always wanted to spend an hour at our museum in the company of a museum guide who can lead you through one of our exhibitions and talk about how and why it came together along with other interesting tidbits of information or little known stories?

New this season, we are offering tours every Friday at 11 AM when we'll provide a guided tour of one of our fascinating exhibitions per month. Call ahead (520-202-3888) to let us know you are coming, or if you are already enjoying other parts of the museum, join us in the front lobby for this informative walk through one of our exhibitions. Regular museum admission rates apply.

Come on your own, or bring a friend. We'll start promptly at 11. This month of November please join us for a walk to learn about the fascinating women pioneers of the West who left their mark on Arizona and the Southwest. Our newsletters will announce the subject matter each month or give us a call!

Permanent & Ongoing Exhibitions

Permanent & Ongoing Exhibitions


Citizen/Enemy: Japanese American Incarceration Camps

“Citizen/Enemy” describes the tragedy of this political action and the resulting repercussions for Japanese Americans. Large-scale images from noted photographer Dorothea Lange, Russell Lee and others memorialise this period and offer a guide for reflection in the exhibition.


All the Single Ladies: Women Pioneers of the American West

These women entrepreneurs, homesteaders, doctors, madams or entertainers, reveal the story of the opening of the West.


The Dirty Thirties: New Deal Photography Frames the Migrants' Stories

Explore the journeys of rural migrants fleeing the Dust Bowl, drought, and economic difficulties during the 1930s through compelling documentary photography taken under the auspices of the New Deal programs.

Permanent Collection

Weavings of the Diné People

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.

Permanent Collection

Dawn of American Landscapes

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.

Now Showing

CIRCA 1930: Memories of the General Store, Feed Sacks, Quilting and More

This exhibition displays a model General Store with period antiques from this fascinating era when sustainability was the essence of life. Other highlights include 1930s quilts, feed sack dolls and clothing and other essential products from this era. Be prepared to be amazed at the prices!

Museum Hours:

Wednesday - Saturday

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


7000 E Tanque Verde Road,
Tucson, AZ 85715

Entrance faces Sabino Canyon Road on the east side of complex, behind Chase Bank.




Gallery Admission: Free

Adults: $12.00
Seniors: $10.00
Students: $6.00
Members: Free
Blue Star Military: Free