Tucson Desert Art Museum

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Current Exhibitions

Current Exhibitions

Sacred Dancers: Ceremonial Navajo Weaving

Now showing thru June 2022

Sacred Dancers: Ceremonial Navajo Weaving features Yei, Yeibichai, and sandpainting textiles. Sacred Dancers tells the history of weavers, including medicine man Hosteen Klah, who boldly portrayed ceremonial imagery in their weavings.

From the Collection of Steve and Gail Getzwiller, Nizhoni Ranch Gallery

All the Single Ladies: Women Pioneers of the American West

Now showing

All the Single Ladies: Women Pioneers of the American West tells select stories from trailblazing women’s lives. Meet unmarried 19th century women homesteaders, Harvey girls, boarding house owners, teachers, madams, prostitutes, and entertainers.

 

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

Now showing

The Dirty Thirties: New Deal Photography Frames the Migrants' Stories explores the journeys of rural migrants fleeing the Dust Bowl, drought, and economic difficulties during the 1930s.

Dorothea Lange. Migratory Cotton Picker, Eloy, Arizona, 1940. Gelatin Silver Print, ca. 1960. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

Buffalo Soldiers: The 10th Cavalry Regiment Told Through the Art of David Laughlin

Now showing

Buffalo Soldiers: The 10th Cavalry Regiment Told Through the Art of David Laughlin (1928 - 2020) paints a picture of daily life for African American soldiers serving in the post-Civil War American West.

Permanent & Ongoing Exhibitions

Permanent & Ongoing Exhibitions

Weavings of the Diné People

Permanent collection

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.

Dawn of American Landscapes

Permanent collection

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.

Desert Hollywood: Celebrity Landscapes in Cinema

Ongoing

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

Sacred Walls: Native American Muralism

Ongoing

The Museum celebrates the unique artistry of Native American muralists, via a large mural on the outside wall of the Museum and several floor-to-ceiling murals within the Museum by noted Native American artists.

SPRING HOURS

Wednesday - Saturday, 10am to 3pm

Closed Sunday - Tuesday and on all major holidays

ADDRESS

7000 E Tanque Verde Road,
Tucson, AZ 85715

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

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ADMISSION

Adults: $10.00
Seniors: $8.00
Students: $6.00
Youth: $4.00
Members: Free
Blue Star Military: Free