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140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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October 2021

October Free First Thursday!

October 7 at 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States

First Thursday of every month 5–8 p.m. Free Museum Admission Performances | Activities | Lectures Explore the newly installed permanent collection galleries to see what changes have been made at the museum. Reconnect and different perspective! The evening will feature music, artmaking, gallery experiences, and cash bar serving beer and wine. Gallery and artmaking activities will focus on the way change is all around us: how we work, how we live, and how we talk to each other. In October,…

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Second SundAZe: Family Day @ TMA- The Kasser Family Wing of Latin American Art

October 10 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States

Second Sunday of every month 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Free Museum Admission | Family-friendly activities | Performances | Story time in the galleries Join us in person for the first time in over a year! This month, explore the museum’s new addition, The Kasser Family Wing for Latin American Art, and stay for activities throughout the campus. Family Activities from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (*Special admission required. See link below.) Aprender y Jugar will be here at the museum for…

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OLIVIER MOSSET MEMBERS-ONLY OPENING CELEBRATION

October 13 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States

. MEMBERS-ONLY OPENING CELEBRATION Internationally renowned, Swiss-born, Tucson-based artist Olivier Mosset presents new large-scale monochrome paintings and selections of important works from the last four decades. Wednesday, October 13, 2021 6 p.m.–8 p.m. 200 W. Alameda Street Cash bar featuring wine, beer, and beverages available. RSVP REQUIRED: Click here Membership required for registration Invitation admits two (member and one guest) OLIVIER MOSSET is presented by Dr. Peggy Jones and Alan Willenbrock, with additional support from the Tucson Museum of Art…

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In Conversation: Rick Joy and Jeremy Mikolajczak

October 20 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States

21/22 LEADERSHIP CIRCLE LECTURE SERIES Kick off the Leadership Circle season with a conversation between Jeremy Mikolajczak, TMA’s Jon and Linda Ender Director and CEO, and Rick Joy, founding principal of Rick Joy Architects in Tucson, Arizona. His work is distinguished by a close connection to site conditions and a refined sense of raw material in its construction. Joy has won numerous awards and honors, including the Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2002…

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Howl at the Museum

October 29 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States

Howl at the Museum Friday, October 29, 6–9 p.m. Tickets: Member $35 / Non-Yet-Member $40 Drag Queens – Diva, Apple & Venus Drinks | Costume Contest | Tanline Printing Drop Dance Studio | Bites and Revelries Featuring Including DJ Herm and Whiskey Del Bac’s Del Bac Showdown, a cocktail competition premiering creations by Tucson’s best bartenders! Howl is an indoor/outdoor event with music, tastings and drinks being held outside. As per TMA’s policies, masks are required inside and encouraged for…

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November 2021

November Free First Thursday! Public Opening Reception: Patrick Martinez!

November 4 at 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States

First Thursday of every month 5–8 p.m. Free Museum Admission Performances | Activities | Lectures Join us for the opening celebration of Patrick Martinez: Look What You Created. The evening will feature music by DJ Humblelianess, gallery experiences, and artmaking activities as well as a cash bar serving beer and wine. Gallery and artmaking activities will focus on the way change is all around us: how we work, how we live, and how we talk to each other. In November…

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Second SundAZe: Family Day @ TMA- Patrick Martinez

November 14 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States

Second Sunday of every month 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Free Museum Admission | Family-friendly activities | Performances | Story time in the galleries Bring your family to Second SundAZe to explore the new exhibition, Patrick Martinez: Look What You Created. Then check out activities lead by TMALearn educators and a performance. Second SundAZe is presented by the Stonewall Foundation. *Limited tickets available. Family activities take place between 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Reserve online two weeks before the event. Second SundAZe will take…

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36th Annual Fall Artisans Market

November 19 at 10:00 am - November 21 at 5:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States

After taking a pause in 2020, the Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block (TMA) 36th Annual Fall Artisans Market returns with more than 100 unique and local artists and artisans with crafts, original artwork, pottery, glass, jewelry, textiles and gift items in an outdoor street fair setting. Organized by TMA’s Museum Store, the event is an annual fundraiser for Tucson’s oldest visual arts institution and a launch into the holiday season in downtown Tucson. TMA’s 36thAnnual Fall Artisans Market…

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MUSEUM STORE SUPER WEEKEND!

November 26 - November 29
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States

Museum Store Super Weekend November 26-29 Black Friday | Small Business Saturday | Museum Store Sunday | Cyber Monday Save in the Store Friday – Sunday Up to 30% off any purchase OR up to $10 off a purchase of $20 or more Come to the store during Museum Store Super Weekend to play our discount drop game. Every player wins a discount—either a percentage off of any purchase (up to 30% off) or up to $10 off a purchase…

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December 2021

December Free First Thursday!

December 2 at 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States

First Thursday of every month 5–8 p.m. Free Museum Admission Performances | Activities | Lectures Visit the museum’s galleries and new exhibitions to recharge and get inspired by works on view. The evening will feature music, artmaking, gallery experiences, and cash bar serving beer and wine. Gallery and artmaking activities will focus on the way change is all around us: how we work, how we live, and how we talk to each other. In December, explore what changes lie ahead.…

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Museum Store Trunk Show – Agustin Cruz Prudencio

December 4 at 10:00 am - December 5 at 5:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States

Museum Store Trunk Show December 4-5, 2021 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. The Museum Store is proud to present one of the premier Oaxacan wood carvers, Agustin Cruz Prudencio.  Agustin will display his masterful alebrijes, and be on hand to discuss his craft and his workshop in Oaxaca where he trains new generations of artisans.

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TMA Member Appreciation Weekend

December 4 at 10:00 am - December 5 at 5:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States

TMA Member Appreciation Weekend! December 4-5, 2021 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. TMA Members receive a double discount all weekend at the Museum Store, 20% off!!!  

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EXCLUSIVE EXPERIENCE: Mystery Dates #1: discoveries from the vault.

December 7 at 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States

21/22 LEADERSHIP CIRCLE SEASON Have you ever wondered what is hidden deep in TMA's vault? JOIN US for a series of evenings that explore wild and wonderful objects from the museum's extensive collection. The one-hour program features a special presentation of exciting artworks selected by one of TMA's fantastic curators and tour of TMA’s infamous “vault.” You will not know your "mystery date" curator until arrival. The event is your opportunity to explore works of art up close, ask questions,…

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Second SundAZe: Family Day @ TMA- HolidAZe @TMA

December 12 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States

Second Sunday of every month 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Free Museum Admission | Family-friendly activities | Performances | Story time in the galleries Celebrate the holidAZe @ TMA with activities, a performance, and a special visit from Santa! Second SundAZe is presented by the Stonewall Foundation. *Limited tickets available. Family activities take place between 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Reserve online two weeks before the event. Second SundAZe will take place indoors and outdoors and follow all TMA COVID-19 protocols.

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Museum Store Trunk Show – Margo de Arizona

December 12 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States

Museum Store Trunk Show December 12, 2021 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The Museum Store welcomes master beader and colorist Margo Burwell for a one day trunk show featuring her jewelry for all occasions and color for everyday!

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January 2022

January Free First Thursday! OLIVIER MOSSET – ICE II

January 7, 2022 at 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States

First Thursday of every month 5–8 p.m. Free Museum Admission Performances | Activities | Lectures Join us for the opening of Ice II, a site-specific ice sculpture by Olivier Mosset. Inspired by Mosset’s exploration of minimalism and monochromes the evening will also feature music, artmaking, gallery experiences, and cash bar serving beer and wine. At 6 pm, there will be a panel discussion: In Conversation: Dr. Julie Sasse, Dr. Paul Ivey, and Olivier Mosset. Lecture will be held in the…

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Second SundAZe: Family Day @ TMA- Olivier Mosset

January 9, 2022 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States

Second Sunday of every month 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Free Museum Admission | Family-friendly activities | Performances | Story time in the galleries Learn all about the elements or art through the current exhibition, Olivier Mosset. The day will be with a family-friendly gallery activity, art making, and performance. Second SundAZe is presented by the Stonewall Foundation. *Limited tickets available. Family activities take place between 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Reserve online two weeks before the event. Second SundAZe will take place indoors…

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EXCLUSIVE EXPERIENCE: LUNCH and LEARN. CEO Spotlight – Patrick Martinez

January 11, 2022 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States

21/22 LEADERSHIP CIRCLE SEASON Join Jeremy Mikolajczak, TMA’s Jon and Linda Ender Director and CEO, for a lecture on the works of Patrick Martinez, how the events of 2020 changed the course of the exhibition, as well as highlight a few of Patricks’ contemporaries who are changing the national dialogue on equity, justice, and inclusion. The event is your opportunity to explore the process of formalizing an exhibition and curatorial process, ask questions, enjoy a catered lunch (with bubbles!), and…

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EXCLUSIVE EXPERIENCE: Mystery Dates #2: discoveries from the vault.

January 25, 2022 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States

21/22 LEADERSHIP CIRCLE SEASON Have you ever wondered what is hidden deep in TMA’s vault? JOIN US for a series of evenings that explore wild and wonderful objects from the museum’s extensive collection. The one-hour program features a special presentation of exciting artworks selected by one of TMA’s fantastic curators and tour of TMA’s infamous “vault.” You will not know your “mystery date” curator until arrival. The event is your opportunity to explore works of art up close, ask questions,…

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February 2022

In Conversation: Patrick Martinez with Jeremy Mikolajczak

February 9, 2022 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States

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…

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Kirk D. McKoy: Images of Chaos

February 22, 2022 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States

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…

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March 2022

TMA Spring Artisans Market

March 11, 2022 at 10:00 am - March 13, 2022 at 5:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States

The Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block (TMA) Annual Spring Artisans Market features more than 100 unique and local artists and artisans with crafts, original artwork, pottery, glass, jewelry, textiles and gift items in an outdoor street fair setting. Organized by TMA’s Museum Store, the event is an annual fundraiser for Southern Arizona’s oldest visual arts institution located in downtown Tucson. TMA’s Annual Spring Artisans Market 140 N. Main Ave. in historic El Presidio Neighborhood Downtown Tucson Friday–Sunday, March…

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2022 TMA Gala – Moderns at the Museum

March 19, 2022 at 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States

TMA GALA IS BACK! Join us Saturday, March 19, 2022, as we return to the museum for the 15th Annual TMA Gala presented by the Board of Trustees! TMA Gala is the museum’s signature fundraising event that supports educational initiatives and community outreach. The Gala returns to the Plaza to celebrate “Moderns at the Museum.” Join us for an exhilarating evening of jazz music, delectable dining, an amazing live auction, and mingling with friends. Start your evening with happy hour…

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EXCLUSIVE EXPERIENCE: Mystery Dates #3: discoveries from the vault.

March 29, 2022 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States

21/22 LEADERSHIP CIRCLE SEASON Have you ever wondered what is hidden deep in TMA’s vault? JOIN US for a series of evenings that explore wild and wonderful objects from the museum’s extensive collection. The one-hour program features a special presentation of exciting artworks selected by one of TMA’s fantastic curators and tour of TMA’s infamous “vault.” You will not know your “mystery date” curator until arrival. The event is your opportunity to explore works of art up close, ask questions,…

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April 2022

SAVE THE DATE: TMA Lifetime Achievement Award Dinner & Celebration

April 12, 2022 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States

TMA Lifetime Achievement Award The TMA Lifetime Achievement Award is a component of TMA’s Leadership Circle, the museum’s foremost philanthropic membership group.  The TMA Lifetime Achievement Award, first presented in 2017, celebrates the career of an artist, patron, or community member, who, among other distinctions, has demonstrated a particular commitment to the advancement of the Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block and Southern Arizona Arts community. The TMA Lifetime Achievement Awardees exemplify a long and impactful career in artistic…

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Eugenia Vargas Pereira: Tus ojos cuentan la historia (Your Eyes Tell the Story)

April 20, 2022 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States

21/22 LEADERSHIP CIRCLE LECTURE SERIES Join Chilean photographer Eugenia Vargas-Pereira to learn more about Tus ojos cuentan la historia (Your Eyes Tell the Story) 2019/2020, a series of photographic portraits and inquiry into the masked females, particularly the way Chilean feminists appropriated it as their insignia of personal creative expression and self-defense. Eugenia Vargas-Pereira, born in Chillán, Chile, is a multi-disciplinary artist known for her photography, time-based installations and performances. Based in Tucson, and Santiago, Chile. Her work has been…

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May 2022

EXCLUSIVE EXPERIENCE: Mystery Dates #4: discoveries from the vault.

May 10, 2022 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States

21/22 LEADERSHIP CIRCLE SEASON Have you ever wondered what is hidden deep in TMA’s vault? JOIN US for a series of evenings that explore wild and wonderful objects from the museum’s extensive collection. The one-hour program features a special presentation of exciting artworks selected by one of TMA’s fantastic curators and tour of TMA’s infamous “vault.” You will not know your “mystery date” curator until arrival. The event is your opportunity to explore works of art up close, ask questions,…

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