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Tucson Museum of Art

140 Main Street, Tucson, AZ 85701 (El Presidio)
520 624 2333
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Ranked #24 of 121 Attractions in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Specialty Shops, Museums
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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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Newport Beach, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
27 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Tucson, Arizona
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Historic and features western artists and art but certainly not exclusively. Stop at the cafe and visit the art=nice day! If you can get a docent tour (included with admission some days) take it as the docent we heard was outstanding and knowledgeable. The surrounding homes on the street are historic too.

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Oro Valley, Arizona
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Recently saw The Figure Examined and thought it definitely worth a visit. Seeing examples of a variety of the most notable artists of our time as well as those from the 19th Century is a a rare treat here in Tucson. Also, the museum itself is designed beautifully and easily accessible for the handicapped. I takes approximately 2 hours to... More

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I'm not sure how many of the exhibits are permanent but there was a wide variety of art and we especially enjoyed the Southwest Anthems Landscapes and The Figure Examined. Both will be on display into February 2015.

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Scottsdale, AZ
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Presently showing "The Figure Examined" comprising approximately 120 works of art by Pablo Picasso, Renoir, Rivera, Matisse, Degas, Warhol, and my favorite, Rodin and many others.

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Vancouver, BC
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
26 helpful votes 26 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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112 reviews 112 reviews
31 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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