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Tucson Museum of Art

Address: 140 Main Street, Tucson, AZ 85701 (El Presidio)
Phone Number: 520 624 2333
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Specialty Shops, Museums, Shopping & Fashion
Owner description: Blending the traditional with the inventive, the Tucson Museum of Art presents original and...
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Type: Art Museums, Specialty Shops, Museums, Shopping & Fashion
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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cherry hill, nj
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170 reviews 170 reviews
49 attraction reviews
289 helpful votes 289 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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Tucson, Arizona
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

A world class traveling exhibit at the museum is a gift to the city. I've been once, plan to get there again before it departs, in March, I think. Paintings, sculpture from various renowned artists but most a bit surprising. Really is a pleasant experience. Add onto it a meal at the restaurant across the courtyard, Café d'Art, and you... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Tucson is fortunate to have some nice art by some famous artists. The Latin American folk art and the WPA exhibits are worth seeing. The house tour was mildly interesting but probably not worth the time required. Also, the docents need to be trained to provide a narrative that is not grossly disrespectful of indigenous peoples. I just about lost... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Docent led tour was not worth our time. Docent lacked knowledge and had difficult time remembering facts.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Yes, not only is the museum a place to visit with great art pieces & lovely garden, but the restaurant food is amazing. Visited while the Artisan Fest in November and sampled food from the museum's restaurant. Would definitely go back just for the restaurant....Oh, the Artisan Fest was amazing too1

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Newport Beach, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
27 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This is the perfect place to spend a hot afternoon in Tucson. The building is concrete with walkways leading down. Art is well displayed and there is an emphasis on native art and cowboy art. The cafe is one of the original historic buildings in Tucson, and the block is worth walking for the historic homes surrounding the museum.

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Tucson, Arizona
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Historic and features western artists and art but certainly not exclusively. Stop at the cafe and visit the art=nice day! If you can get a docent tour (included with admission some days) take it as the docent we heard was outstanding and knowledgeable. The surrounding homes on the street are historic too.

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Oro Valley, Arizona
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Recently saw The Figure Examined and thought it definitely worth a visit. Seeing examples of a variety of the most notable artists of our time as well as those from the 19th Century is a a rare treat here in Tucson. Also, the museum itself is designed beautifully and easily accessible for the handicapped. I takes approximately 2 hours to... More 

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I'm not sure how many of the exhibits are permanent but there was a wide variety of art and we especially enjoyed the Southwest Anthems Landscapes and The Figure Examined. Both will be on display into February 2015.

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Scottsdale, AZ
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Presently showing "The Figure Examined" comprising approximately 120 works of art by Pablo Picasso, Renoir, Rivera, Matisse, Degas, Warhol, and my favorite, Rodin and many others.

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