The University of Arizona Museum of Art and Archive of Visual Arts

Current Exhibitions

Modern Myth

February 6 – May 1, 2016 Showcasing 19th and 20th century representations of mythological stories from the museum’s permanent collection, this exhibition explores the reasons why time and again artists have turned to the medieval and ancient past for subject matter. What happens when famous legends are retold? How can ancient myths relate to our modern…
December 19, 2015– March 6, 2016 Experience the grit, determination, and tumbles of the gay rodeo circuit with this exhibition of photographs that explore a time-honored American tradition. Rendering the story in classic black-and-white imagery, Blake Little captures scenes of camaraderie, identity, and sport in an expansive redefinition of what a cowboy can be. Consisting…

Fires of Change

November 19, 2015 – April 3, 2016 The worlds of art and fire science come together in Fires of Change. Curated by Flagstaff installation artist Shawn Skabelund, Fires of Change explores the increase in severity, size, and number of wildfires in the Southwest and their impact on the landscape through the eyes of artists. Through the…

Art Lab Presents

April 17, 2015 - March 14, 2016 Art Lab Presents gives you the chance to delve deeper into the history and practice of art in an intimate space. The first iteration includes highlights from the Museum’s Permanent Collection including Mark Rothko's Green on Blue (Earth-Green and White), Jackson Pollock's Number 20, and Morris Louis's No. IV. Please note that the…
The Altarpiece of Ciudad Rodrigo is a jewel of the UAMA collection and one of the most important works produced in 15th-century Spain.  This altarpiece, also called a retablo, was made for the cathedral of the city (Ciudad) Rodrigo in the province of Salamanca, Spain, between the years 1480 and 1488, and after 1493. The…
The terracotta and plaster maquettes that comprise the extraordinary body of work in the UAMA collection were a gift from the Jacques and Yulla Lipchitz Foundation in 1979. The original clay sketches disintegrated without constant dampening; the works that were given to the UAMA survive because they were fired in a kiln, or translated by…