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DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun

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Address: 6300 N Swan Rd, Tucson, AZ 85718-3607
Phone Number: (520) 299-9191
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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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De Gallery itself is very nice and worth a visit. But what is really nice about this place is the little chapel and courtyard where you can leave little trinkets to honor your... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Lompoc, California
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Lompoc, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

De Gallery itself is very nice and worth a visit. But what is really nice about this place is the little chapel and courtyard where you can leave little trinkets to honor your loved ones that have passed on. A little piece of heaven on earth.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Getting to this site meant braving Tucson traffic and driving to the far west side of town, but the trip was worth it. Walking through the multi-room "gallery," constructed by artist Ted DeGrazia himself, we learned about adobe construction and mold making for many of the sculptures. The 10-minute video was also educational. I've always associated DeGrazia with the world-famous... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love DeGrazia's artwork for its color and vibrancy but this gallery/house may quite possibly be his masterpiece. It's interesting to see how he lived and how he used everything to create a home, and how he lived his life. The little details in the house is what makes this place a wonderful place to visit. I don't think a... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this gallery back in 1977, when I was getting ready to enter college to study art and was blessed to have met the artist himself, Ted DeGrazia. He was so nice, supportive, a gentle soul, telling me, "Always follow your dreams." It felt so magical there at his gallery, inside the mission he built, walking the grounds around... More 

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Frisco, Colorado
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend wanted to go here, and since it was raining we agreed to. It was an $8 mistake. The best part was the building and grounds itself. You'd have to be a huge DeGrazia fan to find the gallery of his paintings, sketches, and other artwork interesting. The elderly female tour guide was the worst tour guide I've ever... More 

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Oro Valley, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They started charging admission but it is still worth the small fee to see this great art and the home and chapel and the garden.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this gallery does show the evolution of degrazia as an artist. it is housed in a adobe style building of several rooms with a pleasant garden in the courtyard area. there is a gift shop on site and several of his original painting are for sale. the disappointment to our group was having a steep priced entry fee($8) to view... More 

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Surprise, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing gallery of sculpure and painting by DeGrazia. Outdoor gardens, chapel, DeGrazia house & botanicals are enchanting and peaceful. Indoor gallery leads you through a very talented man's life in Tucson. Some of the volunteers worked with DeGrazia and share stories of his life. Gift shop is well stocked with DeGrazia items and there is a consignment room where you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you enjoy art, and learning about artists lives, a tour of this museum is a must. The art display is wonderful, and the tour of the home and grounds of the DeGrazia family home is so interesting. I always bring first time Tucson visitors, and they always enjoy it. The staff is dedicated and knowledgeable, and enjoy questions.

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Antioch, Illinois, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very impressed! Ted DeGrazia was an amazingly talented artist. His many styles, subjects and variety of mediums are well demonstrated in this fascinating group of buildings in a lovely setting. Many rooms hold wonderful displays of his work. His nearby chapel, also designed and built with his hands, is unique with its lovely altar honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe. There... More 

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