On March 20th, 1924, the leaders of the Arts Committee of the Tucson Woman’s Club, assembled a group of artists, art enthusiasts, and patrons who eagerly agreed to establish an art organization to benefit Tucson – and the Tucson Fine Arts Association became a reality. They could not have imagined that their nascent arts establishment would eventually become the oldest and largest cultural institution serving Southern Arizona – the Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block (TMA).
Through several changes of name and location, TMA has continued to grow its collection, expand its exhibition and education spaces, maintain five historically significant buildings, broaden community engagement activities, and garner national recognition.
TMA’s success is a testament to the city of Tucson’s support as well as the kindness of tens of thousands of individual donors, foundations, and grantors who have generously given their time, talent, and treasure over the decades. Stay tuned as we look forward to presenting a special events, programs, and Time Travelers: Foundations, Transformations, and Expansions at the Centennial exhibition at the Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block.