Tucson Desert Art Museum

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Est. 2013

Wednesday - Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Now Open: Gold Fever: Glory and Greed in the Western Expansion Years

Permanent & Ongoing Exhibitions

Permanent & Ongoing Exhibitions

Now Showing

Gold Fever: Glory and Greed in the Western Expansion Years

This telling exhibition delves into the relentless pursuit of gold, shining a light on the lawlessness and corruption that ran rampant in the untamed West. Through mining artifacts, photography, illustrations, and compelling tales of people from diverse backgrounds, "Gold Fever" reveals the magnetic allure of gold and its pivotal role in shaping the challenging dynamics and character of the burgeoning American frontier.

Ongoing

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.

Ongoing

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.

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!

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.

Enjoy Our 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. Our newsletters will announce the subject matter each month or give us a call!

MUSEUM HOURS

Wednesday - Saturday,
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

ADMISSION

Gallery Admission: Free

Adults: $12.00
Seniors: $10.00
Students: $6.00
Members: Free
Children Under 12: Free
Tribal Members: Free
Blue Star Military (w/ ID): Free

ADDRESS

7000 E. Tanque Verde Rd.,
Tucson, AZ 85715

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

CONTACT