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

Current Exhibitions

Mapping Q

May 19 - July 31 Mapping Q is back and bigger than ever! This year’s program is in collaboration with the Tucson Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation, and the University of Arizona School of Art.   Mapping Q is an award-winning community arts education program that invites LGTBQ+ youth…
May 14 - October 9, 2016 Culled from a private collection in Santa Fe, Modernist Intersections: The Tia Collection, examines the relationships between various artworks made in the 20th century. Sometimes connections are made through the formal elements while other times they are forged through subject matter. Often they are emotional and the intersections are…
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:…
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…