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“Lots of Surprises”

University of Arizona Museum of Art
Ranked #59 of 320 things to do in Tucson
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 10 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 by Picasso himself; almost seemingly giving you a "High Five" as you walk by! Using your tourist passport gets you in 2 for 1.

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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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Reviewed 3 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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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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Reviewed 22 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 stolen from the museum before cameras were installed. Another exhibit included artists identified by the Nazis as enemies of their sick state, Picasso and other famous names among them. I liked the concept of celebrating these artists while exposing this piece of history I hadn't heard about. The exhibits aren't very big, mostly one large room each. But they are interesting and diverse. This is a great place to spend an hour.

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