Check out some of the visual arts options you can see in person over the next few months.
3035 N. Swan Road
The Art of Respite: 2020 Annual Fall Show
View 25 new original paintings by acclaimed Southwest artist Diana Madaras. The show, featuring original acrylics, watercolors, and pastels, includes imagery of some of Diana’s happy places, as well as animals and florals that elicit feelings of joy and comfort.
A Southwest Christmas
Explore the beauty of the desert in wintertime through the colorful desert imagery of Diana Madaras. The Gallery is transformed into a winter wonderland for the holidays.
The Spirit Animal Collection
Madaras Gallery celebrates its founder’s 35 Spirit Animal images.
The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures
4455 E. Camp Lowell Drive
The Whimsical Village of Medow
Runs through Jan. 10, 2021
This exhibition includes 20 handcrafted, whimsical miniature dwellings designed and created by Sedona-based wood sculptor Mike Medow. These miniature abodes are inspired by imagination, the natural beauty of the wood, and Medow’s travels.
Model Behavior: Scale Models by Members of the Sonoran Desert Model Builders
Runs through Dec. 13, 2020
This Community Corner exhibit features more than 40 scale models built by members of the Sonoran Desert Model Builders showing the breadth of subject matter and the artistry of customization.
Holidays Around the World and Through Time
Nov. 25 through Jan. 10, 2021
The museum decorates a number of miniatures to depict holiday celebrations around the world and through time. These miniatures are designated by special didactics throughout the galleries. The didactics are also translated in Spanish. This year, the museum will be adding recipes, craft projects, and playlists to the holiday artifact pages online.
Wilde Meyer Gallery
2890 E. Skyline Drive, Suite 170
Nov. 1-30, 2020
The group show this month includes work by Connie Townsend, Jim Nelson, Nancy Pendleton, and Peggy McGivern, and sculptors Adam Thomas Rees and Laurelea Kim.
Dec. 1-31, 2020
Just in time for the holidays, the rotating group show will feature paintings by Linda Carter Holman, Ryan Hale and Judy Choate, as well as sculpture by Siri Hollander and Doug Weigel.
Jan. 1-31, 2021
Welcome the New Year with an exhibition including paintings by Ka Fisher, Jeff Cochran, Robert Charon and others, and sculptures by Barbara Duzan, Greyshoes, and John Heiman.
265 S. Church
Working From Home: New Commissions from Tucson
Through March 1, 2021
This show features new commissions from five artists — Miguel Fernández de Castro, Nazafarin Lofti, Mark McKnight, Nicole Miller, and Rocki Swiderski — who are connected to Tucson and the surrounding bi-national region. Each artist has a unique perspective on this moment of pandemic and protest, as well as on the local landscape by virtue of currently or recently living, working, or quarantining in the area. The premise of the exhibition is centered on directly supporting the creation of new objects and ideas as well as underscoring the essential work artists perform, especially during moments of social and cultural crisis.
Tucson Desert Art Museum
7000 E. Tanque Verde
The REDress Project Through Dec. 2020 The international tragedy of missing and murdered indigenous women is portrayed through works by Jaime Black.
Buffalo Soldiers Through Dec. 2020
David Laughlin’s paintings recognize the historic 10th Calvary. The Dirty Thirties Through Dec. 2020
Photographs that date to the time of FDR’s New Deal illustrate the plight of migrants. A Sense of Place: Tucson Barrio Painters Running Nov. 7 through Jan. 30, 2021 This new exhibition will include a paint-out at the museum on Nov. 7, 1-3 p.m.
Tucson Museum of Art
140 N. Main Ave.
Arizona Biennial 2020
Through Jan. 10, 2021
The Arizona Biennial provides an opportunity to see some of the most innovative new work being created in Arizona. The 2020 exhibition includes 86 artists working in a variety of media.
Yun Gee Park Gallery & Atelier
4226 E. 2nd Street
Transparent, Translucent, Reflective, Refractive
This exhibition, which originally went up last spring, features works by Moira Marti Geoffrion, Colleen Quigley and Zak Timan, exploring light, color, reflection and emotion reified through contemporary sculptural forms and reliefs created through a range of materials and methods.
Jane Hamilton Fine Art
2890 E. Skyline Drive, Suite 180
In November, the exhibition will be A Change of Scene, with works by Victoria Taylor-Gore and Sean Wallis. Taylor- Gore works in soft, captivating pastels, depicting home interiors and other scenes. Wallis is an impressionist known for serene and colorful landscapes. A reception will be held Nov. 20, 4-7 p.m.