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Tucson Museum of Art

140 Main Street, Tucson, AZ 85701 (El Presidio)
520 624 2333
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Ranked #40 of 177 attractions in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Specialty Shops
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... more » 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. « less
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Long island, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Nestled within an area, not quite downtown and not quite university, is the Tucson Art Museum. Visited on a hot summer day (late May.) found a number of quite good exhibitions....if one were to look at the calendar during my visit time, they would see a Mexican exhibit timeframe which had a number of prints by David Sequiros which I... More

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Bath, UK
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44 reviews 44 reviews
5 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014 via mobile

We always look forward to visiting this museum and lucked out with free admission on Sunday during folk festival. The shop always has wonderful items for sale and great gift ideas. Well worth a visit and parking free.

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Washington State
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92 reviews 92 reviews
13 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Enjoyed the street art fair with booths and food. Silly system for paying for items at the street fair....you must take a piece of paper inside the museum then go back and get your item at the booth. Never have seen such a thing...let people pay, take their item and go. Almost didn't bother but glad I did, love the... More

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milwaukee, wisconsin
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141 reviews 141 reviews
21 attraction reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We love art fairs, and TMA's Spring Artisan Market art fair was an enjoyable way to spend a few hours wandering around high-quality local art. Nicely laid out, a wide variety of artists and media, very well-presented and clean. Be sure to check out the catered items in the lobby next to the cashier, everything looked delicious (especially if you... More

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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60 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We went to the Tucson Museum of Art primarily to view the Miradas exhibit of Mexican contemporary art. We were also treated to 4 other exhibits which were quite diverse. There was a booklet explaining the different artists and their works for the Miradas displays. One of the other exhibits was the pottery of Rose Cabat, who at 100 years... More

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42 reviews 42 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We went this past Sunday to the Art festival. Not only did we enjoy the beautiful artwork within the Gallery, but we also enjoyed the eclectic gathering of local Artisans all threw out the patio and courtyard areas. From delicious jams, sauces, and pickled vegetables, to home made , clothing, paintings, etc. It was a fantastic afternoon at a unbelievably... More

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We've been to this museum almost every winter when we visit Tucson. Besides its permanent exhibits, the special exhibitions always please the eye. Last time it was Ansel Adams, this winter was naturalist painter Bill Kuhn. The only disappointment was the Knox Corbett House - it was closed.

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Reno, Nevada
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19 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Be sure to visit the Historic Block, too -- these are other structures that make up the corner of Main Avenue and Washington Street. The TMoA is an odd structure; it's a chimney, with ramps surrounding the walls. Voices echo throughout the building, especially when there's a school tour or docent training. This was really distracting for me and diminished... More

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43 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Enjoyable and a nice layout to display the various and abundant works of art. It is free to active and retired veterans and seniors get a discount. The nativity scene is massive and a work of art in its own right.

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Heber, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

The Tucson Museum of Art is a great place. It's layout is particularly appealing as it is laid out in a circular pattern with ramps instead of stairs. The museum’s web site showed part of its permanent collection was an original painting by. ‘Lone Wolf,’ an artist I am familiar with. I was sad to find the painting was not... More

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