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Tucson Museum of Art

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Neighborhood: El Presidio
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Address: 140 Main Street, Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone Number: 520 624 2333
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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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Worth Visiting But No Exceptional Works

For those interested in art, this is a solid small museum with nice works but no "big" names. It shows creations from the permanent collection and also has temporary exhibits. For... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
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Tucson, Arizona
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782 reviews 782 reviews
361 attraction reviews
941 helpful votes 941 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

For those interested in art, this is a solid small museum with nice works but no "big" names. It shows creations from the permanent collection and also has temporary exhibits. For example, the main temporary exhibition on now is "Livin' Large, Works from the 1980s." More than 40 artists from the United States and Europe have contributed paintings, works on... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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111 reviews 111 reviews
45 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

My niece and I went to see "The Figure Examined" exhibit which is now over. The layout of the museum is easy to follow (they give you a map). Other exhibits offered now are "The WPA Connection", "La Vida Fantastica" and "Horses of the West." I believe entrance was $8.00. With enough time you can visit historic houses on the... More 

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tucson
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The TMA has much to offer, the museum itself is filled with different artifacts etc. from our area and it changes all the time so you can go quite often and see a variety of things.

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CHICAGO
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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112 reviews 112 reviews
38 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 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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107 reviews 107 reviews
65 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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323 reviews 323 reviews
94 attraction reviews
170 helpful votes 170 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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