1. Spring Community Day: Celebrate Youth Artists!

    Join the UAMA in celebrating local youth artists with free admission, this year’s High School Artists exhibition, the Taco Stop food truck, and special programming throughout the day! Things kick off at 11:00 a.m. with a reception and award ceremony for High School Artists, an annual exhibition featuring works by youth in Pima County submitted by their teachers. Each year, a jury of […]

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  2. THE GRIEVING BRAIN: How we learn from love and loss

    Inspired by Woman-Ochre’s incredible story of loss and repair, renowned grief expert Mary-Frances O’Connor will talk about her book, “The Grieving Brain: The Surprising Science of How We Learn from Love and Loss” – recently released in paperback. Dr. O’Connor will share her groundbreaking neuroscience discoveries on what happens to our brains when we grieve, connecting these […]

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  3. UGLINESS RETURNED: “WOMAN-OCHRE” IN THE HISTORY OF ART

    In this special in-person talk at the University of Arizona Museum of Art, writer and scholar Gretchen E. Henderson (author of the acclaimed book, Ugliness: A Cultural History) carefully replaces the painting, Woman-Ochre, in art history, moving beyond the 1985 heist and 20th-century Abstract Expressionism, using an aesthetic lens of ugliness to widen ways that we view and value art and […]

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  4. VIRTUAL ART TRIVIA HAPPY HOUR

    In honor of Black History Month, this round will feature a selection of the myriad Black artists who have made, and are making, an invaluable impact on the art world. Many have been featured in previous rounds of Art Trivia, so it’s a great time to test how much you’ve learned! As usual, the multiple choice questions will […]

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  5. LOVE, KINSHIP AND CONNECTION

    From 1933-1957 in the misty Blue Ridge Mountains, Black Mountain College was a hub of experiential education, and became fertile ground for artistic and cultural developments that made a lasting imprint across fields. Incalculable relationships were forged or compounded at BMC between the famed and lesser-known alike: Willem and Elaine de Kooning, Josef and Anni […]

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  6. CONFESSIONS OF AN ART BRAT

    Helen McNeil-Ashton, daughter of Abstract Expressionist artist George McNeil and his art-director wife Dora, is a retired academic, a writer and the current Vice President for the Collection at the Highland House Museum in Truro, Massachusetts. Unless proven otherwise, every child takes their family for “normal” just the way it is. So if you’re raised in a bohemian world […]

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  7. FAKE, FORGERY OR FRIENDLY COPY?

    In the late 1970s, a UAMA curator raised a question after seeing a poster of Wassily Kandinsky’s painting Ruhe. The label on the poster stated the work was in a private collection, a strange detail considering the painting was owned by the University of Arizona Museum of Art … or was it? What began as a […]

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  8. 2023 MFA THESIS EXHIBITION

    Carrying on a tradition since 1970, the University of Arizona School of Art and UA Museum of Art are proud to host the 2023 Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition at the UAMA and Joseph Gross Gallery, 1031 N. Olive Road. This exhibition is the culmination of the Master of Fine Arts Studio Degree and is presented during a […]

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  9. DESERT TRIANGLE PRINT CARPETA

    The Desert Triangle Print Carpeta is a collaborative project born from the mind of self-proclaimed art agitator Karl “Krrrl” Whittaker, who wished to prove that artistic merit exists within the desert of the American Southwest. Krrrl traveled around the region known as the desert triangle, recruiting 29 other artists living and working in Tucson, Albuquerque and El […]

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