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DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun

6300 N Swan Rd, Tucson, AZ 85718-3607
+1 520-299-9191
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A Pleasant Surprise out in the Desert

This Gallery in the Sun, is full of history and beautiful paintings by Ettore (Ted) DeGrazia. The... read more

Reviewed May 14, 2018
aandmrun
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Los Angeles, California
Worth the Visit

DeGazia was a great artist and a champion of the Indian community. His art is representative their... read more

Reviewed April 8, 2018
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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, mission with interior murals, gift shop, cactus courtyard, the artist’s home, and his grave. Open daily 10-4, closed on these days: New Year’s, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Plenty of parking and handicap accessible. Admission Fees – $8.00 for adults, $5.00 for ages 12-18, under 12 are free. An annual individual membership is $25.00, with two buddy passes or an annual family membership is $55.00, with four buddy passes.
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  • Average4%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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6300 N Swan Rd, Tucson, AZ 85718-3607
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Reviewed May 14, 2018

This Gallery in the Sun, is full of history and beautiful paintings by Ettore (Ted) DeGrazia. The buildings are adobe and very pleasant to walk around in. The artwork is beautifully displayed.

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Ted D, Public Relations Manager at DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, your support is greatly appreciated!

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Reviewed April 8, 2018

DeGazia was a great artist and a champion of the Indian community. His art is representative their lives.

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Ted D, Public Relations Manager at DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2018

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Reviewed March 18, 2018

I have been to this Gallery many times and never tire of seeing the work or the garden. Usually there is some special exhibits - this time his encaustics! Hopefully the chapel will be restored soon.

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Ted D, Public Relations Manager at DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2018

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Reviewed March 15, 2018

The best thing about this gallery is the lovely setting and the cactus garden. The adobe building is lovely - understated and with beautiful doorways and floors. The painter was obviously an interesting character, though his art is not really to my taste (too many...More

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Ted D, Public Relations Manager at DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! I'm sorry there was no communication about why the Mission in the Sun was closed. Last Memorial Day a candle on the altar caught fire buring the back of the building. All the...More

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Reviewed March 11, 2018

Since we have seen DeGrazia reproductions everywhere in the southwest on our many trips we thought we would see what the gallery had to offer. We were pleasantly surprised. After watching the movie we had to go back and look at different pieces that were...More

1  Thank JohnandDeb2
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Ted D, Public Relations Manager at DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2018

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Reviewed March 7, 2018

Well, my wife and I decided to head to DeGrazia museum for an early morning visit. We were pleased to find that the setting was very tranquil with a beautiful view of the mountains in the background, and well maintained "desert gardens" upon entering the...More

1  Thank nhtoaz
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Ted D, Public Relations Manager at DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2018

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Reviewed March 6, 2018

This is a self-contained gallery that exhibits DeGrazia's work including his iconic Native and Hispanic Children. You also see DeGrazia's interest in capturing other aspects of southwestern life. You can see the evolution of the artist in the presented work. The grounds are worth a...More

1  Thank ReadRibbet
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Ted D, Public Relations Manager at DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2018

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Reviewed March 4, 2018

It was wonderful to see where the great artist, DeGrazia worked and lived. It is an oasis in the middle of development on the northside.

1  Thank diabeticeducator
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Ted D, Public Relations Manager at DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2018

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Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

He was a real champion of the Indians. His art reflects their customs and lives, as well as Padre Kino who established a number of missions. He was very talented, using a number of mediums. I wouldn’t take small kids and only teens if they...More

1  Thank J H
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Ted D, Public Relations Manager at DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2018

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Reviewed February 20, 2018

This is a beautiful place to visit and demonstrates the amazing artwork that DeGrazia produced. Be sure to watch the video - definitely worth your time!

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Ted D, Public Relations Manager at DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2018

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