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…
May 31 – January 5, 2015 This exhibit will feature the most popular artworks from the UAMA permanent collection including works by N.C. Wyeth, Frederic Remington, Mark Rothko, and Jackson Pollock. These are works that many students, faculty, and members of general public have recognized as their favorites. However, they have also been chosen for…
July 18– October 5, 2014 Sara Wallach described herself as a “designer of line and space” rather than the traditional titles of “printmaker,” “painter,” or “sculptor.” Her art focused on the principle that the space surrounding a line is as important as the line itself. Known for her unique sculptural etchings she called “Saragraphs,” the…
September 6, 2014 –February 1, 2015 Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall all come together in this show of American landscapes. The bitter chill of winter is juxtaposed with scenes of Arizona monsoon clouds in this exhibit. With works by Birge Harrison, George Inness, and Ernest Lawson, the American landscape is not only seen, but felt…
September 6, 2014 – March 29, 2015 The UAMA is proud to hold a superb collection of European and American portraits that range in date from the 15th century to the present day. While portraits might seem straightforward, they often reflect the values and ideals of individual societies, illustrating standards of beauty, fashion, and social…