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

Current Exhibitions

Latona Project

June 23, 2016 - July 31, 2016 Latona Project: LGBTQI Senior Identity in the Art Museum The Latona Project is a student-initiated collaborative community outreach project developed to examine the issues of changing LGBTQI senior identity within art museums. In a workshop series format Latona Project leaders sought to encourage LGBTQI seniors to understand one…
June 4 - October 9, 2016 “I will die a slave of principles not men.” –Emiliano Zapata). The Mexican Revolution (1910-1920) evolved from the integration of capitalism in Mexico by Porfirio Diaz. The working class began to revolt with aspirations of democracy due to the abuse of political power, lack of local autonomy and increasing…

The Lebowski Cycle by Joe Forkan

May 28 – September 25, 2016 The Lebowski Cycle is a series of paintings and drawings exploring layered narratives, using masterpieces of European art and the 1998 Coen Brothers’ film The Big Lebowski as a starting point.  The series is the result of a longstanding interest in narrative painting, particularly paintings from the Baroque and…

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…