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Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block

140 N Main Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701-8218
+1 520-624-2333
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Small, but very interesting

This is a nice little art museum just north of the core of downtown Tucson. It has a very limited... read more

Reviewed yesterday
jjctraveler
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Chesterfield, MO
Wonderful Experience

We hadn't plan to go to the museum, but the heat necessitated indoor activities, and this was a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Felecia C
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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The Tucson Museum of Art was founded 1924. It is Southern Arizona's premier presenter of fine art and art education programs. The Museum features permanent and traveling exhibitions of Modern and Contemporary, Native American, American West, Latin American, and Asian art. The main Museum, a contemporary architectural gem, has nearly 20,000 square feet of exhibition space. The Museum's Historic Block of 19th and 20th C. adobe and Mission Revival-style buildings, encompassing an entire four-acre city block, includes the John K. Goodman Pavilion of Western Art, displaying the Museum's notable art of the American West collection, the national award-winning Museum restaurant Café a la C'Art, and additional exhibition spaces.
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140 N Main Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701-8218
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a nice little art museum just north of the core of downtown Tucson. It has a very limited number of free parking spots behind the museum. It’s pretty much a hodgepodge of galleries and buildings, but fun to explore. First go upstairs (stairs...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We hadn't plan to go to the museum, but the heat necessitated indoor activities, and this was a wonderful result. The exhibits were fantastic and well-curated, and the docents were friendly and engaging. So glad we made the time.

Thank Felecia C
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Absolutely worth a visit when in Tucson. The permanent exhibition of Western / desert art is exceptional. Negative. The docents [volunteers] at front desk were oddly unaware of temporary / special exhibitions and their location.

Thank wr11
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

We went here after my niece graduated with her masters in Art History (at only 22 mins you) and let her show us all her knowledge. Very nice, cool, quiet and even a fun spot for the kiddos to play and explore. However if you...More

Thank Sabrina F
Reviewed 14 April 2017

This is a very nice museum with a nice variety of art. Easy access and plenty of parking nearby. There are two historical houses that are part of the museum as well as a nice restaurant in the back.

Thank jbarclay
Reviewed 29 March 2017

This is a high-quality art museum, but not always. We have visited 15-20 times. The adobe-walled western art section is really special, but hard to find. It is located just a few steps from the main gallery that houses the featured exhibits. Some of the...More

1  Thank John C
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Excellent exhibits well constructed and displayed. We especially liked the 'Body in Motion display. Their Western art exhibit of 9 rooms included everything from old paintings and pottery to modern plastic sculpture. Their Spanish exhibit was outstanding And included sculpture and pottery as well as...More

1  Thank Edward C
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Thought we were not going to be able to check this off our Tuscon bucket list but it was open on our last day which was a Monday. Powerful muralish size paintings by whoever - depressing exhibit about the US interference, invasions, greed and oppression...More

Thank joanron2014
Reviewed 2 March 2017

This is a wonderful art museum that includes historic houses in the neighborhood. Do not miss those houses as they are a wonderful part of Tucson history. Also in the museum proper do not miss the Latin American collection on the second floor, the Mexican...More

2  Thank HistoryLover2017
Reviewed 1 March 2017

this was very first home in Tuscon, there is a nice big room that little kids may like to see - the town in lights

Thank Magda R
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