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Docent Art Talks: The Harlem Renaissance – The Awakening of Black Pride Through the Arts [VIRTUAL]

January 26 at 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

By exploring the history of the Harlem Renaissance, we will examine the fight for dignity, self-expression, and equality by African Americans through the arts. In doing so, we will discuss the dominant American values of freedom, equality, racism, and group superiority. Art Talks take place every Wednesday from January through April at 1:30 p.m. They are presented by members of the TMALearn! Docent Council. RESERVE TICKETS

Docent Art Talks: Let’s Meet in the Garden: A Look At Ten Artists Who Cultivated and Painted Gardens [VIRTUAL]

February 2 at 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Throughout history, flowers and gardens have been favorite subjects of artists. Join us on a tour as we visit the homes and gardens of ten artists whose floral expressions are as varied as the artists themselves. This talk will help us appreciate each artist’s relationship with nature and remind us of how gardens provide us with a sense of joy. Art Talks take place every Wednesday from January through April at 1:30 p.m. They are presented by members of the…

Docent Art Talks: Namingha! Namingha! Namingha! Three Contemporary Hopi Artists You Might Not Know but Should

February 9 at 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

We will learn about the art of the Namingha family. Dan Namingha and sons Arlo and Michael are three highly respected Santa Fe contemporary artists whose work reflects their Hopi heritage and the world of today. Art Talks take place every Wednesday from January through April at 1:30 p.m. They are presented by members of the TMALearn! Docent Council. For the health and safety of all event/program attendees, proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID test result, from within…

Docent Art Talks: Art, Beauty, Love and Loss: The Artists’ Colony at Worpswede

February 16 at 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Around the turn of the 20th century, the tiny village of Worpswede in north Germany became home to a thriving community of artists who longed to escape the stuffy confines of the art academies and find solace and inspiration in the sweeping landscapes and picturesque villages of the north German moors and the hard lives of the crofters who eked out a living there. Art Talks take place every Wednesday from January through April at 1:30 p.m. They are presented…

Kirk D. McKoy: Images of Chaos

February 22 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

21/22 LEADERSHIP CIRCLE LECTURE SERIES Join award winning photographer Kirk McKoy in a lecture about photographing the ’92 riots in Los Angeles to gain a deeper understanding of the images that have informed and inspired the work of Patrick Martinez. Kirk McKoy is a former senior staff photographer and Photo editor at the Los Angeles Times where he has worked for over 34 years. Originally from South Carolina, Kirk is a graduate of The University of Maryland.  Kirk was the…

Docent Art Talks: How Photography Became Art

February 23 at 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Alfred Stieglitz, Dorothea Lange, and Gordon Parks created iconic images that endure as fine art. But in the early 20th century, photography faced a very hostile environment in the art world. We’ll look at how the artist-photographers won acceptance, with a focus on works in the TMA collection, and the role of women and people of color. Art Talks take place every Wednesday from January through April at 1:30 p.m. They are presented by members of the TMALearn! Docent Council.…

In Conversation: Dr. Julie Sasse, Dr. Paul Ivey, and Olivier Mosset

February 27 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join Dr. Julie Sasse, Dr. Paul Ivey, and Olivier Mosset lecture will be held in the Stonewall Community Room, located in the Alice Chaiten Baker Center for Art Education. Dr. Paul Eli Ivey is Professor of Art History at the University of Arizona, Tucson, where he teaches Modern and Contemporary Art and their relationship to notions of spirituality and cognitive and social agency. His research engages the built environments and compounds of alternative and esoteric American religions and communal groups.…

Docent Art Talks: Cats in Art and Their Companions

March 2 at 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Let’s explore how cats were portrayed artistically by a variety of artists, with special focus on artists who loved cats. Sharing a home helps an artist to gain intimate knowledge of feline anatomy and to understand their behaviors. Cats have been portrayed in art to honor the souls of departed loved ones, to present their portraits in the arms of humans, and for some artists, to capture a feline-human companionship in a painting. Art Talks take place every Wednesday from…

In Conversation: Patrick Martinez and Jeremy Mikolajczak

March 3 at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

21/22 LEADERSHIP CIRCLE LECTURE SERIES Join Jeremy Mikolajczak, TMA’s Jon and Linda Ender Director and CEO, in conversation with Los Angeles-based artist, Patrick Martinez. Patrick Martinez earned his BFA with honors from Art Center College of Design in 2005. His work has been exhibited domestically and internationally in Los Angeles, Mexico City, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Miami, New York, Seoul, and the Netherlands, at venues including the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, El Museo del Barrio, the…

Docent Art Talks: Mesoamerica: How Art Shows Links Between the Olmec, Maya and Aztec Civilizations

March 9 at 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

The Tucson Museum of Art recently opened an entire wing to celebrate Mesoamerican art. To learn how to appreciate some of these amazing artistic objects, you might find this talk helpful. It will provide a basic understanding of the three largest Mesoamerican civilizations, where and when they lived. By understanding the unique styles attributed to each civilization attributed to each civilization, you will be able to identify the origin of pieces you see and understand their significance. Art Talks take…

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