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…
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 4, 2014 –January 4, 2015 More than twenty years after his son, Edward Gallagher III tragically died in an accident at the age of 13, Baltimore businessman, Edward Gallagher, Jr. decided to create a lasting memorial for his young son by establishing a Modern art collection to be enjoyed by future generations. In addition…
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…

Mapping Q

December 3 - January 4, 2014 Mapping Q is a community youth program created in collaboration with the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation’s ALLY suicide prevention program. Youth investigated language, symbols, and images and explored how they can express personal identities as well as communicate rigidly traditional expressions of gender and sexuality. Mapping Q participants created…

Give the Gift of Art

The perfect holiday gift Purchase 5 tickets for admissions for the price of 4 Purchases can be made at the front desk of the UAMA by 12/31/14 From all of us at the UAMA, have a happy holiday season!