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De Grazia Gallery in the Sun

6300 N. Swan Road, Tucson, AZ 85718
520-299-9192
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Ranked #2 of 82 Shopping in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Galleries
Owner description: On the National Register of Historic Places, this legendary landmark of Southwestern art and architecture was designed and built by acclaimed Arizona... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Dallas, Oregon
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280 reviews 280 reviews
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187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The DeGrazia gallery offers a comprehensive look at the work of one of the most prolific artists of the 20th century. Ted DeGrazia was a man of multitude talents and interests -- Native American history and culture, the stories and legends of Mexico, religious mysticism. His iconic work "Los Ninos" for UNICEF that propelled him to international fame is just... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We visited Ted de Grazia's museum on a Sun morning ... What a fabulous place ... Truly a gem in Tucson! We toured the entire museum & the chapel as well. We were especially impressed w/ his interest in and respect for Native Americans & We visited Ted de Grazia's museum on a Sun morning ... What a fabulous place... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

As a contemporary art lover, I was skeptical about how interesting I would find the De grazia Gallery until I was told by a tourism guide that there was much more to the museum and the man than big eyed aboriginal children. And there is. There are plenty of big eyed children for the aficionados, but lots of neat things... More

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Gold Canyon, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The exhibit was free except for donation. Well laid out and a beautiful exhibit of De Grazia's work. Recommend

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new mexico
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84 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

De Grazia Gallery in the Sun should be in the top 2 or 3 'must see' attractions in Tucson. There is simply nothing like it in town. Ted de Grazia was unbelievably prolific (thousands of paintings, mosaics, sculptures etc etc etc) over his lifetime, and it is obvious he took enormous joy in his work. He loved what he did... More

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Warsaw, Poland
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82 reviews 82 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

DeGrazia was simply a genius. He created one of the most unique art collection you will ever see. If you're into that Mexican-like style, you'll love everey second of visit in that place. I try to go there every time I'm in Tucson and I never feel bored also due to the concept of the place, which is very different... More

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Wisconsin
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This was a fun place to visit. Touring is free and it gives you a good appreciation for the Tucson landscape. This prolific artist did beautiful work. The building is architecturally very interesting and cool even to the temperature. Staff could have been a bit more friendly, but other than that, would strongly recommend a visit!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Do not miss visiting this museum/gallery where Ted De Grazia lived and worked. It is a historical site. Allow time to visit every room in the museum/gallery, see the video, and visit the chapel next door.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

The grounds don't take a long time to explore. But we enjoyed the chapel with its murals, the re-purposed building materials, the grounds, and the gallery. I had not heard of DeGrazia, but I recognized his work when I saw it.

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San Diego, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I go here to do some Photography. I love the simplicity here, it is wonderful here. The Artwork is outstanding and it is so calm when I go. The quietness when you go in the doors... Love it!

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