A detail of the cowboy sculpture by the Education Center of the Tucson Museum of Art, and one of the objects in the Outdoor Sculpture Collection: Betty Saletta, Yesterday is Tomorrow, 1994, bronze, edition 2/3, Gift of Philip C. Berolzheimer. 2001.51.1

A detail of the cowboy sculpture by the Education Center of the Tucson Museum of Art, and one of the objects in the Outdoor Sculpture Collection: Betty Saletta, Yesterday is Tomorrow, 1994, bronze, edition 2/3, Gift of Philip C. Berolzheimer. 2001.51.1

Another fascinating outdoor sculpture at the Tucson Museum of Art: Larry Mohr, b. 1921, Crisscross XXVI, 1984, aluminum, Museum Purchase. 1984.9.1

Another fascinating outdoor sculpture at the Tucson Museum of Art: Larry Mohr, b. 1921, Crisscross XXVI, 1984, aluminum, Museum Purchase. 1984.9.1

The most prominent outdoor sculpture at the Tucson Museum of Art: at our east entrance is Jerald Jacquard, b. 1937, Solar Tower, 1985, painted corten steel, Gift of Louis Tsakiris, 1991.244

The most prominent outdoor sculpture at the Tucson Museum of Art: at our east entrance is Jerald Jacquard, b. 1937, Solar Tower, 1985, painted corten steel, Gift of Louis Tsakiris, 1991.244

Another feature of the Outdoor Sculpture Collection at the Tucson Mueum of Art: Malcom Alexander, b.1925, Completion, 2004, bronze, Artist Proof 1/1, Gift of Lauren Serpa and Mia Laroque, 2012.2.1

Another feature of the Outdoor Sculpture Collection at the Tucson Mueum of Art: Malcom Alexander, b.1925, Completion, 2004, bronze, Artist Proof 1/1, Gift of Lauren Serpa and Mia Laroque, 2012.2.1

Another feature of the Outdoor Sculpture Collection at the Tucson Museum of Art: on loan, Alan Houser (Haozous), Chiricahua Apache, 1914-1994, Prayer Song, 1983, bronze edition of 3, From the Private Collection of Tia

Another feature of the Outdoor Sculpture Collection at the Tucson Museum of Art: on loan, Alan Houser (Haozous), Chiricahua Apache, 1914-1994, Prayer Song, 1983, bronze edition of 3, From the Private Collection of Tia

Check out one of our new acquisitions! It has recently been put on view in the John K. Goodman Pavilion:

Jim Vogel, Glory Bound/ Woody Guthrie, oil on panel, 49 x 33 in

Vogel painted Woody Guthrie, a singer-songwriter and musician whose music focused on the plights of migrant workers during the Great Depression and Dust Bowl of the 1930s. The artist makes statements in his images about class and labor from American history but relates it to current times and his own engagement with farmers, miners, and ranchers in New Mexico. His style is reminiscent of Regionalist painters Thomas Hart Benton and John Steuart Curry.

Check out one of our new acquisitions! It has recently been put on view in the John K. Goodman Pavilion:

Jim Vogel, Glory Bound/ Woody Guthrie, oil on panel, 49 x 33 in

Vogel painted Woody Guthrie, a singer-songwriter and musician whose music focused on the plights of migrant workers during the Great Depression and Dust Bowl of the 1930s. The artist makes statements in his images about class and labor from American history but relates it to current times and his own engagement with farmers, miners, and ranchers in New Mexico. His style is reminiscent of Regionalist painters Thomas Hart Benton and John Steuart Curry.

Another feature of the Outdoor Sculpture Collection at the Tucson Museum of Art: Gary Slater, b. 1947, Meta V, 1975, corten steel, Museum Purchase, 76.22

Another feature of the Outdoor Sculpture Collection at the Tucson Museum of Art: Gary Slater, b. 1947, Meta V, 1975, corten steel, Museum Purchase, 76.22

Another feature of the Tucson Museum of Art Outdoor Sculpture Collection: Dennis Jones, b. 1943, Opposed Tensions, 1979, corten steel, Gift of Mrs. Leonard Haddad. 82.15.1

Another feature of the Tucson Museum of Art Outdoor Sculpture Collection: Dennis Jones, b. 1943, Opposed Tensions, 1979, corten steel, Gift of Mrs. Leonard Haddad. 82.15.1

We’re getting ready for a fun- filled Summer Arts Program! We’re so vamped up and excited, we’re actually seeing sideways!


Inspired by the permanent collection and special exhibitions, the Museum offers summer art classes for ages 5 – 13 to express their creativity and produce original works of art. Classes are arranged by age and meet in the mornings during the summer. Weekly classes with morning sessions available.

Draw, paint, sculpt, collage, print, and more at the Tucson Museum of Art! Each weekly session is led by local teaching artists and museum educators focusing on in-depth lessons in art making. Classes of up to 15 children (grouped by age) discover new places and diverse cultures through visits to the Museum galleries and historic buildings.

Children will participate in both classes offered for their particular age group. For example, children signed up for the 8 – 10 age group will take both classes.

See our web site for more details!

Another feature of the Tucson Museum of Art Outdoor Sculpture Collection: Kenji Umeda, b. 1939, Dune, 1982, bardiglio marble, Gift of Jean and Krishna Riboud. 1988.7

Another feature of the Tucson Museum of Art Outdoor Sculpture Collection: Kenji Umeda, b. 1939, Dune, 1982, bardiglio marble, Gift of Jean and Krishna Riboud. 1988.7