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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: 15206242333
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: The Tucson Museum of Art was founded 1924. It is Southern Arizona's...
The Tucson Museum of Art was founded 1924. It is Southern Arizona's premier presenter of fine art and art education programs. The Museum features permanent and traveling exhibitions of Modern and Contemporary, Native American, American West, Latin American, and Asian art. The main Museum, a contemporary architectural gem, has nearly 20,000 square feet of exhibition space. The Museum's Historic Block of 19th and 20th C. adobe and Mission Revival-style buildings, encompassing an entire four-acre city block, includes the John K. Goodman Pavilion of Western Art, displaying the Museum's notable art of the American West collection, the national award-winning Museum restaurant Café a la C'Art, and additional exhibition spaces.
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A great art museum for a city of this size. Interesting Latin American collection, good temporary exhibits. The staff is super friendly and helpful. Be sure to stop by the museum... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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Tucson, Arizona
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17 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Small museum. Nice place to escape the heat and see some interesting art. Nothing near the scale of a "big-city" museum, but does have collections you may not see anywhere else. I'm not a big fan of southwest art, so other reviews may be more favorable.

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Astana, Astana, Kazakhstan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

A great art museum for a city of this size. Interesting Latin American collection, good temporary exhibits. The staff is super friendly and helpful. Be sure to stop by the museum cafe for a cup of coffee or lunch afterwards - the chances are you'll love the design and atmosphere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

The staff was super friendly and I really enjoyed myself at the Museum. I would recommend this museum however don't expect a "wow" from the art. I ended up buying quite a few gifts from there gift shop!

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Dallas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Quite a variety of art and artists, eye pleasingly displayed. Does not compete with the Met, but still tantalizes the senses. Worth the visit while exploring Old Town Tucson.

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Tucson, Arizona
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 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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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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