Approved by the Board of Trustees on December 16, 2019, TMA’s Strategic Plan 2020–2023 is the road map for the critical years leading to the museum’s 2024 centennial celebration. From its humble beginnings as an association of arts supporters in the early 1920s to its establishment as a museum in the 1970s, Tucson Museum of Art has embraced growth and development. And our trajectory is clear. Now is the time to step boldly into the museum’s next chapter.
Tens of thousands of lives have been enriched by the museum’s permanent collection of over 12,000 objects, its award-winning outreach program serving Tucson’s refugee community, one of the longest running statewide biennial exhibitions, and lifelong learning programs such as TMALearn! Docents. Many recent developments, including the construction of the Kasser Family Wing of Latin American Art, the renovation of the Alice Chaiten Baker Center for Art Education and grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to expand our IDEA-based community programs (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access), have positioned TMA as a place for social, civic and artistic interaction, creating a positive economic impact.
The plan is the result of more than a year of research and discussion among members of the museum’s board of trustees, staff, stakeholders, and partners. Over the next three years, TMA will focus on a series of four strategic priorities that will shape the museum’s vision for an organization that dreams beyond its centennial celebration. Pragmatic and efficient, TMA’s Strategic Plan 2020–2023 prioritizes its goals and objectives and reinforces the mission, vision and core values that drive the museum.
In March of 2022, the Board of Trustees extended the Strategic Plan through 2024.