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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, Shopping & Fashion, Museums
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, Shopping & Fashion, Museums
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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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Arlington, VA
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263 reviews 263 reviews
79 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

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 via mobile

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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173 reviews 173 reviews
50 attraction reviews
297 helpful votes 297 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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27 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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