Daily Tours

  • Tuesday
    11:00 am & 2:00 pm
  • Wednesday
    11:00 am & 2:00 pm
  • Thursday
    11:00 am & 2:00 pm
  • Friday
    11:00 am & 2:00 pm
  • Saturday
    11:00 am & 2:00 pm
  • Sunday
    2:00 pm

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

Public Tours

Daily docent-led tours are offered year round for both the permanent collections and special exhibitions. Tours are open to the public, and free with Museum admission. Check with the information desk when you arrive at the Museum for tour information.

Corbett House – 2015/2016 Holiday Tour Schedule

November 27*, 28, 29**
December 22, 23, 24, 26, 27**, 29, 30, 31
January 2, 3**

The tours at are at 12:30 PM except as noted below.

*On November 27 there will be two tours: 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM
**Sunday tours (November 29, December 27,, and January 3), are at 1:00 PM.

Current Schedule

Tuesday: Western Art at 11:00 AM and Art of Latin America at 2:00 PM
Wednesday: Corbett House and Historic Block at 11:00 am; Major Exhibit at 2:00 pm
Thursday: Historic Block at 11:00 am; Major Exhibit at 2:00 pm
Friday: Highlights at 11:00 am; Major Exhibit at 2:00 pm
Saturday: Major Exhibit at 11:00 am; Western Art at 2:00 pm
Sunday: Highlights at 2:00 pm

Panel Discussions and Lectures

Throughout the year, the Museum presents tours, discussions, and lectures by scholars and artists that enhance the appreciation of art through education and enlightenment of the artistic process. These programs are open to the public and free with Museum admission.

Scheduled Tours

Private docent-led tours of the permanent collection or special exhibitions are available for groups traveling through Tucson or living in the area. Cost is $10 per person; $8 for seniors (65+); group rates are available. At least four weeks in advance of your desired date will be needed to schedule a private tour. If you have any questions, contact the Education Department at 520-624-2333 ext. 120.

Tour Reservation Form
  • Three weeks are required for scheduling; if you wish to request a tour with shorter notice please call the Associate Curator of Education at 520 – 624 -2333 ext. 120
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Art Talks Information

Attendees will engage with a diverse selection of artists, performers, curators, scholars, authors and critics, and participate in activities that encourage life-long learning. All programs are designed to pique curiosity and stimulate creativity, nurture learning and understanding, and enhance the appreciation and enjoyment of art.

Summer and Fall Art Talks – Joyner Green Valley Library
2nd Wednesday 2PM 2015


April 8:
“The Kiss Before and After” Ellie Eigen
Gustav Klimt’s role in the Vienna Secession, plus an exploration of his signature paintings and those of his discipline, Egon Schiele.


May 13:
“The Architecture of Mary Colter: Builder Upon the Red Earth” Susan Hill
Mary Colter designed and built buildings that grew out of the land and reflected the history and culture of the area.


June 10:
“Muses of the Museum: A History of Inspiration Between Artist and Their Models” Carlye Dundon
The relationship between the artist and his model can stir up complex feelings and innovative art. The talk explores the rewards and ramifications of the role of the muse.


July 8:
“Louis Comfort Tiffany: Intriguing Life in Glass” Sandy Cord
Many things that the public didn’t realize about Tiffany and his life’s accomplishments.


August 12:
“Flight of Fantasy: Antoni Gaudi and His Architecture” Kay Jensen
Gaudi was a Spanish architect ahead of his time. A look at the progress of his still unfinished Sagrada Familia.


September 9:
“Top Ten at the National Gallery in Washington, D.C.: Who do you Trust? TMA Curators, TMA Docents, or Washington Experts?” Susie Heinz
After comparing and contrasting each group’s Top 10 List of “Best Paintings” found in the National Gallery of Art you will decide whose opinion to trust and who are the true experts.


October 14:
” The World the Mind Creates: Fantasy, Illusion and Deception in Art” Rita Ward
Explores the realm of fantasy, illusion, and deception exemplified by the works of Bosch, Dali, Magritte and Chagall. A treat for the eyes!


November 13:
“Washington, D.C.’s Public Monuments: Meaning and Mania” Chuck Tampio
How the memorial of the nation’s capital reflect American character and culture.


December 9:
“Emily Carr, Canadian Icon” Vida Thomas
Emily Carr was the iconic Canadian artist who fell in love with her native forest and First Nations totem poles.


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