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…

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…

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…

Mapping Q

August 12  – September 13, 2015 The 2015-2016 season opens with the return of Mapping Q, an innovative community arts education program that invites LGTBQ+ youth to explore representations of self within the Museum. The participants map the Museum and the work within, then create original art works in response to their discoveries, adding their unique…

Wavelength: The Art of Light

August 28 – December 6, 2015 Perceiving light through art is not a common thought process for many people. Light and the way it interacts with the world is often only considered through a more scientific outlook and is not easily paired with art. However, many artists have experimented with light—both scientifically and aesthetically. The…