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Tucson Museum of Art

140 Main Street, Tucson, AZ 85701 (El Presidio)
520 624 2333
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Ranked #38 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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Vancouver, BC
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The main contemporary art displays are ok, but the top floor has some amazing Mayan sculpture and pottery from around 400-700 AD - items I've never seen in any other museum. And if you like traditional art, go to the building across the plaza from the main building and look at the western art - everything from cowboys and iconic... More

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Mount Shasta, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The Tucson Museum of Art is a wonderful experience. The location is excellent, as are its historical surroundings. The art displays are exceptional, each level focusing on a specific type of artwork or theme. An extension of the main modern building are historical adobe homes in which Western artwork is displayed. You won't want to miss any of the exhibits.

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Rome, Italy
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107 reviews 107 reviews
30 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I am constantly surprised by small city art galleries. They are often a fraction of the size of their larger counterparts, carrying lesser known works (on the world scale), but are full of interesting pieces, works by really talent artists that you might have otherwise never found out about... TMA is a great museum. There are temporary exhibitions, well put... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Pottery displays, various cultures, one from a local woman now in high 90s. Beautiful. Easy to get to, varied interests.

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Monument, Colorado
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My wife and I were in Tucson for a few days and we are not used to the heat so we have been looking for indoor things to do. The museum was perfect! The staff was very friendly and helpful. The exibits were interesting and informative. Seemed like they had regular changes in the exibits so that going back again... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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50 reviews 50 reviews
9 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I've visited the museum dozens of times, and I keep coming back. Here are a few things to know: - Street parking is free on weekends. If you're coming during the week, the museum has a free (but small) parking lot near the corner of Telles St. and Meyer Ave. And street parking during the week is cheap... - If... More

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Long island, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
64 helpful votes 64 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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93 reviews 93 reviews
13 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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151 reviews 151 reviews
24 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 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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