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Tucson Museum of Art

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Address: 140 Main Street, Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone Number: 520 624 2333
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Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Description: Blending the traditional with the inventive, the Tucson Museum of Art...
Blending the traditional with the inventive, the Tucson Museum of Art presents original and traveling exhibitions with a focus on Art of the American West, Art of Latin America, Modern and Contemporary art, and Asian art. Located in downtown, the Museum also includes a historic block that provides visitors with a unique look into Tucson’s past.
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Interesting collection and great gift shop

If you're looking to get out of the heat for a bit, head to the museum. It's not too large, easy to see most exhibits in 1/2 a day. The gift shop was unique and fairly affordable... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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CHICAGO
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

If you're looking to get out of the heat for a bit, head to the museum. It's not too large, easy to see most exhibits in 1/2 a day. The gift shop was unique and fairly affordable. Close to restaurants and Old Town Artisans, which had a wide variety of local crafts, music on weekends and small dining patio.

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Los Osos, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
20 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We had been driving all day on our road trip and arrived at the Tucson Museum of Art ready for lunch. I had heard that their cafe was very good and we were not disappointed. My husband and I both had huge salads that kept us going for hours! We ate outside in the lovely patio decorated with beautiful mosaics.... More 

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Washington, DC
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111 reviews 111 reviews
38 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

When visiting Tucson, take the time to visit this excellent small museum. The collection is of high quality and presented in very interesting ways, and the docents are exceptionally welcoming and well-informed. The cafe on the historic plaza of the museum serves excellent food in a beautiful setting.

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Crescent Springs, Kentucky
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

It didn't take us long to move on to Art Block across the street. There is some nice western art, but just didn't enthuse me.

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Colorado
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106 reviews 106 reviews
65 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

"The Figure Examined" special exhibition is packed full of works by masters including Rodin, Picasso, Degas, Rivera and others. The ramp style layout of the museum's floors make this a very viewer friendly museum.

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Arlington, VA
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160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We were delighted with the art and the historic buildings. The collection is not huge but it is very well-displayed and curated. The Western art collection is quite good, and there is a wide variety of other genres from classic European (e.g., Rodin statues) to 20th century modern (a few Chagalls) and many pieces with a connection to Arizona and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Enjoyed the southwestern and early Latino art. For a small museum it made good use of its space. The main exhibit "Figures" was good - the sculpture more interesting than the paintings.

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Tucson, Arizona
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Excellent permanent displays as well as changing exhibits. Their collection of Meso-American art and artifacts is outstanding. The on-site restaurant is excellent (and quite popular judging by the roughly 100% table occupancy).

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Media, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Coming from a big city where the art museum is huge, this is small by comparison. But they always have interesting exhibits. There is a nice permanent display of western art in a side building. We really like the Art Talks by docents which take place Wednesday afternoons during most of the year. The subject matter is always interesting and... More 

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cherry hill, nj
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174 reviews 174 reviews
50 attraction reviews
300 helpful votes 300 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We timed our visit to coincide with a tour of the Corbett House--the inside of which is an arts and crafts era wonderland. The docent was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. The museum itself has some nice collections and special exhibits--with interesting architecture that adds to the viewing experience. Don't miss the museum shop. It has interesting things that are not all... More 

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