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

Current Exhibitions

April 15 – May 13, 2016 The School of Art, Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition is presented annually during the last semester of a graduate student’s process to complete the Master of Fine Arts Studio Degree. In lieu of a written thesis, the student must present a fully developed body of work to the…
March 26 – November 6, 2016 Space artist Robert McCall (1919-2010) was known for his ability to bring viewers to unknown places using his limitless imagination.  It was this talent that took him beyond his work documenting the real Space Race – and into Hollywood. McCall designed concept art for movies such as Star Trek:…

ArtWorks: Through Our Eyes

March 18 - May 8, 2016 Twenty-five artists from the University of Arizona’s ArtWorks program with intellectual and developmental disabilities will exhibit work inspired by pieces in the Museum’s permanent collection. The artists visited the Museum on personalized tours to select their inspiration pieces, then created original work based on those pieces. Please join us for…

Modern Myth

February 6 – May 1, 2016 Showcasing 19th and 20th century representations of mythological stories from the museum’s permanent collection, this exhibition explores the reasons why time and again artists have turned to the medieval and ancient past for subject matter. What happens when famous legends are retold? How can ancient myths relate to our modern…
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…
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…