Center for Creative Photography

1030 N. Olive Road; 621-7968


Hours: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Photojournalism 20/20: A Think Tank for an Unimaginable Present (at CCP)

Showing through Jan. 01, 2022

How do photographs in our news feeds help reveal the world around us, and how do they complicate how we see ourselves and one another? Reimagined as an in-progress think tank, Photojournalism 20/20: A Think Tank for an Unimaginable Present combines photographs, lectures, essays, and journals drawn from the Center’s collection with the latest about 2020 from mainstream news outlets, social media platforms, and thought leaders on photography-related topics.

DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun Museum

6300 N. Swan Road; 299-9191 


Hours: Open daily from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

DeGrazia’s Superstition Mountain Collection

Showing through Jan. 26, 2022

Tucson artist Ted DeGrazia fell under the spell of the Superstition Mountains of central Arizona. From the late 1940s to the late 1970s he was a frequent visitor to the mysterious mountain range, exploring the backcountry on horseback and prospecting for gold. The legends, history, natural beauty, and native cultures of the Superstitions fascinated the artist and inspired essays, drawings, and paintings.

Desert Artisans’ Gallery

6536 E. Tanque Verde Road; 722-4412


Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues-Saturday

Spirit of the Desert

Showing through Nov 6, 2021

This diverse show will consist of 2-D and 3-D artwork (paintings, photography, pottery, sculpture, jewelry, woodcraft, glasswork, scarves) by 60 local artists.

Madaras Gallery

3035 N. Swan Road; 615-3001


Hours: Mon-Sat: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Christmas in August Celebration at Madaras Gallery

Showing through Sept. 19, 2021

Escape the heat and step into a Winter Wonderland. Visit the Gallery to see a 12-foot Christmas tree and new Madaras 

holiday cards, calendars and ornaments, as well as unique holiday décor hand-selected by Diana Madaras.

Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery

6872 E. Sunrise Drive, #130; 722-7798 


Hours: Mon-Sat: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Shonto Begay: New Works

Fall showing

A professional artist since 1983, Shonto Begay’s artwork has been shown in more than 50 shows in galleries and museums, including The Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian in Santa Fe; the American Indian Contemporary Arts Museum in San Francisco; and the Phoenix Art Museum.

Glenn Dean: New Works

Begins Nov. 19, 2021

Glenn Dean is a painter who has been influenced by the Early California and Western landscape painters of the early 1900s, noting, “Their work emphasized the importance of seeing the color of light combined with interesting compositions and seemingly effortless designs, while carefully observing the simple and basic characteristics of a specific location.”

The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures

4455 E. Camp Lowell Drive; 881-0606


Hours: Tues–Sun: 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Tori West: Medley of Miniatures in Creative Paperclay

Showing through Jan. 9, 2022

In this Community Corner exhibition, miniature artisan and Tucsonan Tori West demonstrates a wide variety of skills using her favorite medium, Creative Paperclay, which she carves, models, and sculpts into a medley of subjects, from skeletons and adobe casitas, to fantasy and fairytalethemed miniatures.

Of Biblical Proportion: Legendary Rulers of Mesopotamia A Spotlight Exhibit of Historical Figures by George Stuart Showing through Feb. 13, 2022

A spotlight exhibition from the museum’s collection of quarter-life-size historical figures by George Stuart, including Nebuchadnezzar II, Assurbanipal, and the Queen of Sheba.

MOCA Tucson

265 S. Church Ave.; 624-5019


Hours: Thurs-Sat: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

 Mujeres Nourishing Fronterizx Bodies: Resistance In the Time of COVID-19

Sept. 18, 2021-March 2022

A multi-year project culminating in a collaborative exhibition at MOCATucson, the exhibition represents key pillars of the sustained work of two collectives interrogating the borderlands in Arizona: A duo of visual artists based in the United States — M. Jenea Sanchez and Gabriela Muñoz — alongside collaborators Ammi Robles and DouglaPrieta Trabajan, a colectiva of women based in Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico. The project explores food security, self-representation, and self-determination through a series of new works that examine what it means to nourish brown bodies alongside the U.S./Mexico border during a global pandemic. Opening reception Oct.

8 (members only reception beginning at 7 p.m., and public unveiling from 8-9 p.m.)

Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery (Pima Community College)

2202 W. Anklam Road; 206-9642 


Hours: Mon-Thurs: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fri: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Egress, Works on Paper, Three Londonbased Artists: Alice Browne, Anthony Banks, George Little Sept. 1-Oct. 8

All three artists are graduates of the Royal College of the Arts. Each one explores abstracted themes of London and the surrounding environment, layering paint in a beautiful way that expresses individual themes and paint quality.

Philabaum Glass Gallery

711 S. 6th Ave.; 884-7404


Gallery hours: Wed-Sat: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Paul Anders-Stout: Desert Impressions

Showing Oct. 15, 2021-Jan. 22, 2022

Southern Arizona’s only all-glass gallery represents more than 50 nationally recognized artists in all styles of glass. In the fall exhibition, Tucson glass artist Paul Anders-Stout premieres his latest series, an homage to his love for both art glass and the Sonoran Desert. Found desert materials, including creosote leaves, cholla cactus, dried wood and agave, are pressed into hot glass to create unique, organic, one-of-a-kind pieces.

Tucson Botanical Gardens

2150 N. Alvernon Way; 326-9686 


Hours: June 1-Sept. 30: 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Oct. 1-May 31: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Tapestries from Egypt - Legacy Gallery

Sept 1, 2021-Jan. 2, 2022

Hand-woven, one-of-a-kind, garden-themed tapestries from the Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre in Giza, Egypt, will be on display in TBG’s Legacy Gallery. Created exclusively for the Tucson Botanical Gardens, each tapestry will vividly celebrate the flowers and plants of the Sonoran Desert, as well as the plant palette from the villages of Egypt and the Nile River. These beautiful, handmade tapestries can take up to two years for weavers to create. All of the tapestries on display are for sale and go toward supporting the artist, the Art Centre in Egypt, and the Gardens. Visitors can purchase a tapestry in the Gardens’Gift Shop during the duration of the show.

Tucson Desert Art Museum

7000 E Tanque Verde Road; 202-3888 


Opening Sept. 18, 2021. Fall hours: Wed-Sat: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Seasonal winter hours: please check website for updated information.

All the Single Ladies: Women Pioneers of the American West

Showing through June 25, 2022

This exhibit tells select stories from these trailblazing women’s lives. Meet unmarried 19th century women homesteaders, Harvey Girls, boarding house owners, teachers, madams, prostitutes and entertainers. Learn how these women brought a richness and vivacity to the fabric of life in an emerging American West.

Sacred Dancers: Ceremonial Navajo Weavings 

Showing Dec. 15, 2021-June 25, 2022

In the early 1900s, many Anglo tourists were fascinated by Native American spirituality. Capitalizing on this trend, Navajo weavers, encouraged by traders, developed a new genre: the ceremonial weaving. Traditionally, depicting the Yeis, or the Navajo Holy People, in permanent form was considered downright dangerous.

Oftentimes, weavers faced intense pressure from their communities to not depict holy beings in their textiles. Reconciling their reverence for their own religion with market demands, weavers wove creative rugs that were artistic interpretations of the sacred, rather than accurate replicas of religious imagery. Featuring Yei, Yeibichai and sandpainting textiles from the collection of Steve 

and Gail Getzwiller, Sacred Dancers tells the history of weavers, including medicine man Hosteen Klah, who boldly portrayed ceremonial imagery in their weavings.

Tucson Museum of Art

140 N. Main Avenue; 624-2333 TucsonMuseumofArt.org Hours: Thurs-Sun: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

4x4: Willie J. Bonner, Nazafarin Lotfi,

Alejandro Macias, and Anh-Thuy Nguyen

Showing through Sept. 26, 2021

4×4 presents four solo shows, making up one large exhibition, by four preeminent Southern Arizona artists selected by four TMA curators. Influenced by their personal experiences, politics of space, and social issues of our time, these artists contribute to the region’s unique artistic landscape. Willie J. Bonner creates an extended dialogue regarding the culture of African American people both historically and in contemporary society; Nazafarin Lotfi explores the spatial and temporal experience of bodies out of place and belonging; Alejandro Macias considers his Mexican-American identity and the current socio-political climate; and Anh-Thuy Nguyen investigates conflicting emotions and thoughts about existing between two cultures — Vietnamese and American.

Olivier Mosset

Showing Oct. 14, 2021-Feb. 27, 2022

Internationally renowned Swiss-American artist Olivier Mosset (b. 1944) is known for his large-scale monochrome, reductive, and shaped paintings that challenge the notion of modernist authority and painting as a historical object, approaches linked to appropriation, and geometric and conceptual abstraction.

University of Arizona Museum of Art

1031 N. Olive Road; 621-7567 


Call regarding current hours

The Art of Food

Showing Oct. 24, 2021-March 20, 2022

Fitting for a UNESCO City of Gastronomy, the University of Arizona Museum of Art exhibition The Art of Food offers something for every palate. The show features modern and contemporary works by artists including Andy Warhol, Enrique Chagoya and Lorna Simpson curated from the renowned collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his family foundation. It explores why food is such a powerful and persistent subject in art throughout time, and its timely themes leave visitors with something to chew on. The 

Art of Food opens with a free Community Day on Sunday Oct. 24, featuring local food demonstrations and activities noon-4 p.m.

Wilde Meyer Gallery

2890 E. Skyline Dr, Suite 170; 615-5222 


Hours: Tues-Sat: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun: 1-4 p.m.

The Contemporary West

Showing through September

Included in this exhibition are paintings and sculpture.

The View and Beyond

Showing through October

A group show highlighting gallery landscape painters. Also showing will be Día de los Muertos jewelry and art.

Yun Gee Park Gallery

4226 E. 2nd St.; 901-0013 


Hours: Fri-Sat: 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Tues-Thurs by appointment


Showing Sept. 24, 2021- Nov. 13, 2021

Stage(s)(ing) features contemporary functional art in ceramic and wood by artists Aurore Chabot, Collen Quigley, and Lynne Yamaguchi. The exhibition has a dual objective of incorporating elements of Ikebana (Japanese flower arranging) representing varying states of the life cycle into the contemporary functional pieces the artists have created, while also exploring the idea of staging and living with art in one’s personal environment. Opening reception Sept. 24, 6-9 p.m.

Beyond Wearable

Nov. 27, 2021-Feb. 19, 2022

Beyond Wearable is the gallery’s annual art jewelry/wearable sculpture exhibition featuring works by leading international and national artists. Opening reception Nov. 27, 6-9 p.m.