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

Current Exhibitions

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…
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…
February 14th - August 2, 2015 In 1939 Salvador Dalí (1904-1989) separated from his fellow Surrealist artists and moved to New York. This moment has traditionally marked the shift in his work from Surrealist, typically understood as groundbreaking and original, to “late” which has come to be known as commercialized, pompous and redundant. Often overshadowed…

Recent Acquisitions

March 28 – August 16 This exhibition will feature selected works that have been acquired by the museum since 2007. It will include donations and purchases of all mediums by such artists as Enrique Chagoya, Craig Cully, Joe Forkan, Jenny Schmid, and Melanie Yazzie.
April 11, 2015 - August 16, 2015 Guest curated by John-Michael H. Warner McCall Gallery Culling the University of Arizona Museum of Art permanent collection, this exhibition of iconic nineteenth- and twentieth-century landscape genre art includes works by Thomas Cole and Thomas Moran and sculpture by Alan Sonfist as well as select works from the…

Art Lab Presents

April 17, 2015 - May 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…

Beyond the Straight and Narrow

May 30, 2015 - September 13, 2015 Geometric Abstraction has been present in art for centuries, however Abstraction and its subcategories were at the height of popularity beginning in the twentieth century.  In recent years, there has been a resurgence of Geometric Abstraction among contemporary artists, particularly affiliated with street art. Practitioners such as Maya…

Director's Choice/Curator's Choice

June 26 – August 30   Museum Director W. James Burns and Curator Olivia Miller have both chosen their favorite works from the Permanent Collection for this Director/Curator smackdown. View their selections, then vote for your favorite collection!   Meet James and Olivia and get a first look at the exhibition at the opening on…