Daily Tours

Daily tours are offered at 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. year round and are open to the public. Tours are free with Museum admission.

Tours are dependent on the availability of our volunteers. Please call the Museum Store at 520-624-2333 ext. 117 to confirm.

Current Schedule

  • Tuesday-Saturday: Highlights of the Permanent Collection at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: Corbett House and Historic Block at 11:00 am; Highlights of the Permanent Collection at 2:00 p.m.

Schedule a Tour

Private docent-led tours of all Museum exhibitions and collections are available. Tours must be scheduled at least four weeks in advance. Group rate: $10 per person and $8 for seniors (65+).

If you have any questions, contact the Education Department at 520-624-2333 ext. 120.

Tours typically begin at the Margaret E. Mooney Hall.

TMA Talks

Art Talks

Throughout the year, the Museum offers public programs by scholarly artists that enhance exhibitions on view. These programs are open to the public and free with Museum admission.

Between January and March the Docent Council will present Art Talks, the popular series of lectures examining the art and artists who have influenced the world.

If you can’t make it down to the museum for a Docent Art Talk, or you just missed one you wanted to hear, the TMALearn! docents frequently go out into the community and give their lectures.

Art on the Spot

Join us for a short conversation about one work of art on view. Tuesday – Saturday at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm AND Sunday at 1:30 pm. Check in with the information desk for more information.

Become a Docent

Docents bring art education to school children, museum visitors, and the local community through many different programs.

The Docent training program spans a nine month training period (October – May) and focuses on three main areas: a knowledge of the collections and historic properties; a cultivation of touring skills; and an understanding of art history including major periods and important artists. Classes meet every Thursday from 10:00 am – 3:30 pm. Cost: $250 per person to cover costs of textbooks and other printed materials.

Prospective docents must be Museum members.

Second Canvas TMA App

The Tucson Museum of Art has teamed up with The Mad Pixel Factory to create Second Canvas Tucson Museum of Art, a FREE app that will let you experience selected images from the TMA collection like never before!

With Second Canvas Tucson Museum of Art, you can

  •  Discover the incredible details and the stories behind the artworks by using a super-zoom feature to explore the works with amazing quality, to the extent of being able to see the brushstrokes and the surface of the painting!
  • Visualize super high-resolution images in an app, website, digital publication.
  • Discover, find out about, study, prepare a visit, remember an experience.
  • Use this material in class to get your students interested in art through stories and details of the artwork.

Research Library

The Research Library’s non-circulating collection dedicated to the visual arts has more than 13,000 titles, all easily searchable through the Pima County Public Library online catalog. In addition to books, the collection contains art magazines, Museum publications, and other materials related to the Museum’s exhibitions and collections.

If you are interested in donating or want more information about the Library, please contact us at 520-624-2333 ext. 122 or send them an email.


The research library is closed for renovations.

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