Drs. Kathleen and Mark Sublette have a long history of civic philanthropy in Tucson and museums throughout the country. Since 1992, their gallery, Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery, has established itself as one of the preeminent art galleries in the American West that specializes in historic and contemporary Western and Indigenous art, textiles, and jewelry. The gallery is also home to the Maynard Dixon Museum which houses more than 150 original works of art by the famed American artist Maynard Dixon.
The Sublette’s and their Foundation have gifted the Tucson Museum of Art with important historic Native American pottery and textiles, work by Tucson artist Maynard Dixon, and have supported exhibitions featuring art of the American West. They have enjoyed advancing the careers of many artists, including Glenn Dean, Shonto Begay, Deborah CopenhaverFellows, Fred Fellows, Gregory Kondos, Ed Mell, Billy Schenck, and Dennis Ziemienski, among many others.
At TMA, Mark and Kathleen are active members of the Western Art Patrons, Contemporary Art Society, and the Leadership Circle. In December 2020, the Sublette Family Foundation gifted 59 pieces of Southwest Indigenous pottery to TMA’s permanent collection. As model civic philanthropists, Mark and Kathleen generously give their time and open their gallery for museum functions and support organizations through the underwriting of exhibitions and events.