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…
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…
October 18, 2014 –February 1, 2015 American artist Prentiss Taylor, widely known for his WPA projects and in particular for his lithographs, was also a major art collector. This exhibition will not only feature works by Prentiss Taylor himself, but also works by Isabel Bishop, Jacques Callot, and Hendrik Goltzius.
November 15, 2014-March 15, 2015 Literally meaning “pictures of the floating world”, ukiyo-e refers to the famous Japanese woodblock prints genre that originated in the seventeenth century. Informed by depictions of city life, entertainment, leisure, beautiful women, kabuki actors, and landscapes, ukiyo-e magnified the sophistication of the newly minted bourgeoisie who had found a playground…
Saturday, January 17, 2015 – Wednesday, April 8, 2015 Main Gallery This is the second installment of Edward J. Gallagher, Jr.’s donation of twentieth-century art to the UAMA in memory of his son. Gallagher’s collection consists of artistic explorations of the abstract and the figural, landscape and portrait, and line and color in modern art.…
Saturday, January 17, 2015 – Wednesday, April 8, 2015 Hanson Gallery This exhibition features a number of works from the UA Museum of Art's permanent collection that were originally donated by C. Leonard Pfeiffer. Gifted to the museum in the 1940s, these paintings and watercolors present the figures and expressions of 20th century America in…