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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.