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University of Arizona Museum of Art

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Address: 1031 N Olive Rd, Tucson, AZ 85721-0002
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+1 520-621-7567
12:00 - 17:00
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Tucson’s premier art collection. Seven centuries of art - one museum. Home...

Tucson’s premier art collection. Seven centuries of art - one museum. Home to the spectacular, 26 surviving panels of the Altarpiece of Ciudad Rodrigo, acknowledged by scholars as the finest 15th century Castilian altarpiece outside of Spain. Dynamic, changing exhibitions, check website. Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm; Saturday & Sunday, 12 - 4 pm. Closed: Mondays and University holidays. Admission: Adults - $5 / children, students with ID, UA faculty and staff – free.

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Off-the-beaten-track art museum

This museum, near the northwest corner of the University of Arizona campus, has an academic feel... and even, sometimes, a musty smell. It also has some fabulous exhibitions of... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2017
Tucson, Arizona
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Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

This museum, near the northwest corner of the University of Arizona campus, has an academic feel... and even, sometimes, a musty smell. It also has some fabulous exhibitions of lesser-known artists, as well as less-recognized works by well-recognized artists. If you love art, this is a great Tucson destination!

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Bayfield, Canada
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

Though small, the displays were informative, diverse and well worth contemplating. The "Verboten" exhibit was most interesting, since it represents the strength and freedom of expression artists still practice today. Upstairs The Samuel H. Kress Collection is an incredible 14th-19th century display of European Art...fit to reside in Venice!! You even get to meet up with a bronze hand cast... More 

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Camas, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Head upstairs first! They have a lovely collection worth a little walk from a parking garage near the U of A campus

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Kansas City
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

This is a relatively small museum, but had wonderful representation of famous artists. It was very enjoyable and could be seen in an hour or two.

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Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

Serene atmosphere and very cozy. Students of all ages are free. A hidden jewel of the U of A. The museum is adjacent to the Marroney Theater on campus. Visited the Museum of Art with my daughter. Took joy in the artwork. Memorable experience. Will return.

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Los Angeles, CA
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Reviewed 21 January 2017

This two-story art museum on the corner edge of the university offers surprisingly compelling exhibits. My favorite was about art conservation, such as how to protect art from water damage, termites, vandalism, etc. I was engrossed by each of the pieces used to tell the story, which was also surprisingly candid. One bare frame used to hold a famous painting... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed 15 January 2017

Easy to access also with bus which stops just outside entrance on Speedway. I spent a couple of hours enjoying a small but varied collection of great artwork. The history of Arizona is well presented, and there are several benches, from which you can study the artwork. Water bottles have to be left downstairs in the reception area.

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Reviewed 29 December 2016

Really enjoyed the variety of exhibits at this small museum at U of A. I thought the price was a little steep for how small the museum was but the shows they had while we were there were thought-provoking and informative.

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Reviewed 14 November 2016

Lot of historic tid bits, great dioramas, have an old hat which belong to "Pancho Villa", amazing pottery and details of n Native American life.

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Reviewed 25 October 2016

Art fron the Kress Collection includes the twenty-six altar panels from the Spanish Cathedral of Cuidad Roderigo. Christ's life is well-documented alongside each panel. This is a truly beautiful work of art to experience. Like many museums , this has been on the receiving end of many benefactors. You can delight in seeing a Jackson Pollack, a Rothko and a... More 

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