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DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun

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Address: 6300 N. Swan Road, Tucson, AZ 85718
Phone Number: 520-299-9192
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On the National Register of Historic Places, this legendary landmark of...

On the National Register of Historic Places, this legendary landmark of Southwestern art and architecture was designed and built by acclaimed Arizona artist Ted DeGrazia. The 10-acre foothills site includes the adobe gallery with permanent and rotating exhibits, chapel with interior murals, gift shop, cactus courtyard, the artist’s home, and his grave. Plenty of parking, handicap accessible, free admission. Open daily 10-4, closed on these days: New Year’s, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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Very interesting artist

DeGrazia was a very eclectic artist, often using whatever was around him to create works of art. I ended up buying one of his prints at the gift shop.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Juls1954
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Green Valley, Arizona

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Moline, Illinois
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23 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

DeGrazia's art is so recognizable.....as soon as you walk in his galleries, you know you have seen it before. What you don't know is the story behind his his drive to produce his art....the influences that he had on others. Take the time to wander the buildings. There was an artist working when we visited....entertained the full upload of visitors.

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Green Valley, Arizona
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

DeGrazia was a very eclectic artist, often using whatever was around him to create works of art. I ended up buying one of his prints at the gift shop.

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Gahanna, Ohio
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful location and hand constructed art gallery and chapel explaining Ted DeGrazia's art and life. Well worth the visit. Interesting story, in his early years no one wanted to buy or even steal his paintings. He built his own gallery because no one was willing to show his work. He hand constructed the gallery and co located chapel with beautiful... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What an interesting place. We called and made an appointment for a guided tour through the Education group at the gallery. This guided tour truly brought the place to life!! Shannon had a wealth of knowledge that she shared enthusiastically. The harmony and beauty of the setting for the gallery are enchanting. Everything is a beautiful blend. DeGrazia was such... More 

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Clovis, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

very worthwhile excursion . Tucson visitors should not miss it. a plethora of original paintings and a very interesting dvd presentation outlining DeGrazia's history and that of the gallery'

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Bridger, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is unique due to the fact that it was designed and built by the artist prior to his death. The volume of work alone displayed at this museum is very unusual. If you are an artist you appreciate this more than a non artist.

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Thank Deborah R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been going here for 20+ years, find it a very soothing, while at the same time invigorating experience. Beauty surrounds you not only inside the museum but outside. Anytime of year is a great time to visit this museum. Check out the gift shop, it is very reasonable and always interesting.

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although some of the artwork is not my style, the artist was an interesting person, and I enjoyed strolling the grounds. I felt that I learned more, as well as gained appreciation, by spending the extra time to watch the video about his life, his passions, and influences.

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Huntington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ted DeGrazia was a Tucson original. His artwork is wonderful and eclectic. Great to look around. Amazing that it is free to tour!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having lived in Tucson for years before moving away, we were familiar with the artist and the gallery. Thoroughly enjoyed this visit and once again amazed at the beauty and unique nature of this place in the sun. Those who are interested in local history will find much to read and enjoy through the various period rooms throughout the gallery.

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