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June 2015

Of Earth and Sand: Ceramics and Glass Works

June 23, 2015 - January 17, 2016

This exhibition explores three-dimensional form in ceramics and glass by both internationally and regionally prominent artists. The various vessels and sculptural forms on display reveal a variety of artistic approaches to these two mediums that both reinforce the ties to the utilitarianism inherent in ceramics and glass works and also challenge the boundaries between fine art and craft.

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July 2015

Museum As Sanctuary: Perspectives of Resilience

July 17, 2015 @ 10:00 am - January 3, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

2015 marks the 20th anniversary of The Hopi Foundation’s Owl & Panther Project, an organization working with refugee families and asylees. The Tucson Museum of Art has worked with the Owl & Panther Project since 2010, and in the spirit of celebration and collaboration, Museum of Sanctuary: Perspectives of Resilience, provides a space for these individuals to share their artwork and stories. This exhibition explores multiple points of view and varied perspectives, which provides a nuanced and layered self-understanding from…

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Arizona Biennial

July 25 @ 8:00 am - October 11 @ 5:00 pm

First Organized in 1948,the Arizona Biennial is a juried exhibition that provides an opportunity to see some of the most interesting new work being created in Arizona. For emerging artists, it provides an opportunity to show in a museum setting or introduce their work to public for the first time. For established artists, it provides an opportunity for museum visitors to see works that are recognized statewide, nationally, and even internationally. This exhibition is open to artists age 18 and…

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September 2015
Free

Platica

September 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art,
Tucson, AZ United States

Join TMA for an informal chat about the artworks of Arizona Biennial 2015 artists, Prima Sakuntabhai and Angie Zielinski, and learn about how these contemporary artists explore abstraction in their works.

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Plática: An Art Discussion

September 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art,
Tucson, AZ United States
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Join TMA for an informal chat about the artworks of Arizona Biennial 2015 artists, Prima Sakuntabhai and Angie Zielinski, and learn about how these contemporary artists explore abstraction in their works. This talk is free and open to the public. Every First Thursday of the month has free Museum admission from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

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Free

Picture This! Art for Families: Museum as Sanctuary

September 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art,
Tucson, AZ United States

Explore Museum as Sanctuary: Perspectives of Resilience and learn how artworks tell stories, and how Owl & Panther Project artists use materials to showcase their strengths. Then venture to the Education Center to create your own work inspired by your gallery visit.

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$35

Save the Date for Owl & Panther Project’s 20th Anniversary Celebration

September 12 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art,
Tucson, AZ United States

Join Owl & Panther Project for the 20th Anniversary Celebration featuring the Peruvian ensemble Entre Peruanos, light fare, and refreshments in the lobby. Tickets are $35 in advance. For more information or to purchase tickets contact Abby Hungwe at owlandpanther@hopifoundation.org. Ticket sales will benefit both Owl & Panther Project and Tucson Museum of Art.

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Become a Museum Docent

September 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Tucson Museum of Art,
Tucson, AZ United States
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Join us for a friendly informational coffee at the Tucson Museum of Art.Docents bring art education to school children, Museum visitors, and the local community through many different programs. Becoming a docent is easy and fun! Learn more about the TMA Docent program in the Green Valley News article, “Learn & share love of art: Tucson Art Museum welcomes prospective docents,” by Ellen Sussman (September 7, 2014) by clicking here Please RSVP by September 14 to 520-624-2333 ext. 121 or…

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Free

Western Voices

September 26 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art,
Tucson, AZ United States

Join Arizona Opera and the Tucson Museum of Art for two hour-long programs in preparation for the opera Arizona Lady by Emmerich Kalman. Explore music and art of the west in the Goodman Gallery during the first hour and in the afternoon enjoy the music of this artist who fled Nazi Germany in TMA’s exhibition Museum as Sanctuary: Perspectives of Resilience. 

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Free

Annual Meeting of the Members

September 30 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Main Gallery

  Join us as we review the Museum’s past year of exhibitions, education, and events.

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October 2015
Free

Platica

October 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art,
Tucson, AZ United States

Contemporary art can be a powerful source of dialogue, reflection, and activism. Join TMA and Elizabeth Burden in an informal conversation about her cartographic explorations included in the Arizona Biennial 2015 exhibition.

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Free

Picture This! Art for Families: Of Earth and Sand

October 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art,
Tucson, AZ United States

Tour the exhibition Of Earth and Sand and discover how artists use clay and glass to make their works. After being inspired by shapes, forms, and colors in the exhibition, create your own three-dimensional masterpiece!

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$25

Write On!

October 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art,
Tucson, AZ United States

Explore the Museum as Sanctuary: Perspectives of Resilience exhibition with award-winning writer and Owl & Panther Project programming director Marge Pellegrino. Respond to a variety of prompts tied to this powerful exhibition by refugees in the Tucson community.

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Biennial Bash 2015

October 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Tucson Museum of Art,
Tucson, AZ United States
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Join us for the second Biennial Bash on Sunday, October 11 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at TMA! Enjoy music, wine, and sumptuous bites as we celebrate the close of Arizona Biennial 2015. This is your chance to expand your collection—or even start one, with silent art auctions of selected works from the Biennial and works by the Tucson Museum of Art’s Contemporary Art Society (CAS) artist members. You will find some of Arizona’s finest contemporary art here for one…

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Free

Treasure House 2015 Members Only Party

October 16 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Plaza Palomino,
2990 N Swan Rd
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Treasure House 2015 October 16, 2015, 5 – 8 pm – Members Only Party October 17, 2015, 10 am – 3 pm  – Open to the public October 18, 2015,  10 am – 2 pm – Open to the public Location: Plaza Palomino, 2990 N. Swan Road, Ste. 145 Treasure House is the much anticipated annual sale of antiques, furniture, silver, china, jewelry, collectibles and other decorative and unique household treasures. This fundraising event is organized by the Tucson Museum of Art…

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Free

Treasure House 2015

October 17 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Plaza Palomino,
2990 N Swan Rd
TReasure House

Treasure House 2015 October 16, 2015, 5 – 8 pm – Members Only Party October 17, 2015, 10 am – 3 pm  – Open to the public October 18, 2015,  10 am – 2 pm – Open to the public Location: Plaza Palomino, 2990 N. Swan Road, Ste. 145 Treasure House is the much anticipated annual sale of antiques, furniture, silver, china, jewelry, collectibles and other decorative and unique household treasures. This fundraising event is organized by the Tucson Museum of Art…

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Free

Treasure House 2015

October 18 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Plaza Palomino,
2990 N Swan Rd
TReasure House

Treasure House 2015 October 16, 2015, 5 – 8 pm – Members Only Party October 17, 2015, 10 am – 3 pm  – Open to the public October 18, 2015,  10 am – 2 pm – Open to the public Location to be announced Treasure House is the much anticipated annual sale of antiques, furniture, silver, china, jewelry, collectibles and other decorative and unique household treasures, including house and lawn furniture, dishes, jewelry, kitchenware, sculpture, paintings, silver, books and more.   This…

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$50

Monday at the Museum

October 26
Tucson Museum of Art,
Tucson, AZ United States
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Lasso an Afternoon at Monday at the Museum! October 26, 2015 at the Tucson Museum of Art Wine-paired tasting #1 at 2:30 PM with Chef Doug Levy of Feast Wine-paired tasting #2 at 5:00 PM with Chef Anthony Coluci of Maynards Kitchen *Reserve your space for either or both tastings by Monday, October 19. Cost is $50 per person for each tasting. Each spirited session offers a small tasting of delectable food and wine pairings. The tasting sessions will be…

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November 2015
$150

Golf Fore the Arts

November 8 @ 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Casino Del Sol Resort,
5655 W Valencia Rd
Tucson, AZ 85757 United States
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Sunday, November 8, 2015 GOLF FORE THE ARTS TOURNAMENT Presented by Save the date for the weekend of November 8, 2015.  7:00 AM Breakfast and Warm Up 8:00 AM Golf Tournament Begins. Four Person Scramble Format 12:30 PM Luncheon Begins: Auction, Raffle, Awards, Prizes and a Tommy Bahama Gift Shop $150 Per Golfer Includes: Breakfast, Awards Luncheon, Prizes and a Tommy Bahama gift card! Hole in One Sponsor  For More Information: MSlominski@TucsonMuseumofArt.org or 624-2333 ext 100 Proceeds from the Golf Fore…

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December 2015

ART on TAP 2015

December 5 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

      ART on TAP 2015! Mark your Calendar: December 5th from 4 to 10 PM More details to come! This year we will focus on the process of making beer and all the ingredients/work that goes into it. Interested Artists: Artists will have to adhere to a strict sizing requirement. All artworks must be 12″ x 12″ or smaller. Artwork does not need to be for sale but we encourage it. The artwork submitted for the event will be picked…

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March 2016
$225

CRUSH Gala 2015

March 5, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa,
3800 E Sunrise Drive
Tucson, AZ United States
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Gala Merlins Art

Saturday, March 5, 2016 at The Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa Tickets available here starting January. A gala evening of fine wine, gourmet dinner, a first-class art auction by Bonhams International, and music and dancing to the George Howard Band. At 5:00 PM cocktails will be served. Always a good thing. At 5:30 PM The CRUSH Gala Auction will begin conducted by the estimable Bonhams International Auctioneers and Appraisers, since 1789. View last year’s Live Auction Catalogue here. At 7:00 PM Gourmet wine-paired dinner…

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April 2016
$75

Renoir’s Luncheon of the Boating Party

April 9, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tucson Country Club,
2950 E. Camino Principal
Tucson, AZ 85715 United States
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Presented by The Tucson Museum of Art League 11:30 am – 2:00 pm • at the Tucson Country Club • 2950 E Camino Principal, Tucson, AZ Our Spring Luncheon is based on Renoir’s inspirational 1881 painting, “Luncheon of the Boating Party”. Please join us for an afternoon of classic French cuisine while enjoying an insightful discussion of Renoir led by Dr. Paul Ivey, Professor of Art History at the University of Arizona. Guests may embrace the French theme if so…

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