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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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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
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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Crescent Springs, Kentucky
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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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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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Additional Information about Tucson Museum of Art

Address: Address: 140 Main Street, Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone Number: 520 624 2333
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson>  > El Presidio
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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