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Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block

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Address: 140 N Main Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone Number: +1 520-624-2333
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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
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The Tucson Museum of Art was founded 1924. It is Southern Arizona's premier...

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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Small but VERY NICE

Any time I visit, I am pleased with the showings. The Oriental Room is, by far, an exquisite room to enter and sets you back in time. There is a very nice gift shop and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2016
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Arizona
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134 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We brought our coupon book, so that was a saving and although only 1/2 of the buildng was open....it was really a good experience for all of us. The paintings and sculputures were wonderful. The tour guides were excellent and a very nice gift shop too. We ate at the llittle Cafe al a cart..........so it was a lovely day... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Thought we would beat the heat so went to the Tucson Museum of Art. The collections were extensive, ranging from primitive to modern, oils to textiles, glass to bronze. It has over 8,000 objects and sits on 4 acres in downtown Tucson. Definitely planning to go back the next time we are in the area.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

The Tucson Museum of Art contains a very nice permanent collection and it has excellent rotating exhibits. There's a great collection of traditional Southwestern and native American arts and crafts. The museum grounds are very pleasant and several times a year they have excellent juried craft fairs all around the museum.

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TUCSON
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Any time I visit, I am pleased with the showings. The Oriental Room is, by far, an exquisite room to enter and sets you back in time. There is a very nice gift shop and outside is a nice garden patio, serving light fare and excellent coffee. Nearby are other art shops to walk through.

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akron oh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

I love museums and visit them often all over the world. Museums about keys, coins, animals, cars, planes, history, spy stuff....you name it, I've been to hundreds of them. My favorite, though, is the art museum and I never miss one while traveling to an area. I wouldn't describe this as an art museum. It sort of reminded me of... More 

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

Large enough to have lots of display space, small enough to not get completely confused at the end of the visit.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

Rotating special displays mean there is always something new to see! Artisan Markets twice a year give you a chance to see creations from local artists - paintings, sculpture, foods, clothing, art is many forms

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Greenville, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

We happened to visit the Museum during their Spring Art Show and it was most impressive. Artists' tents were set up all over the multi-level grounds, music was playing and the on-premised cafe had fabulous snacks and pastries. Good time of year since the weather was sunny with mild temps. I can imagine that Summer would be too hot to... More 

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Gualala, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

Tucson Museum of Art is beautifully done. Easy to access both re: parking and just walking through the exhibits. The cafe has a limited but good menu, done miss the desserts

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

The museum is small, but I did enjoy the art they had on exhibit. The odd part was the historic houses…no one seemed to know which ones, if any, were open that day (their website gave no indication that they would not be open). When I walked around to the houses (which you had to find on your own -... More 

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