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Address: 1030 N Olive Rd, University of Arizona campus, Tucson, AZ
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+1 520-621-7968
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Home to a huge collection of photos and negatives by the world's greatest...

Home to a huge collection of photos and negatives by the world's greatest photographers.

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Free photography museum on campus just a short walk from a parking garage.

Interesting collection of juried photo books. Of course we found some Ansel Adams to enjoy in the drawers.

Reviewed March 4, 2017
Jo H
Camas, Washington
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Southern AZ
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great variety of photographs displayed at the University of Arizona. Parking in one of the parking garages is your best bet.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had not been to the CCP (Center for Creative Photography) in years, so I decided to take my wife (who had never been.) We spent hours looking at the exhibits, and I could have spent more time. Walk through once, then go back again and take your time to look at all the subtleties in the photographs. Open the... More 

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Camas, Washington
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Reviewed March 4, 2017

Interesting collection of juried photo books. Of course we found some Ansel Adams to enjoy in the drawers.

1 Thank Jo H
Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed January 31, 2017

The Center for Creative Photography is located at the University of Arizona, in Tucson. There is a small gallery with displays that rotate several times per year. The Center has a large collection, of which only a small portion is on display at any one time. There is an area in which to review numerous photography books, and also to... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed December 31, 2016

The University is the repository for the entire Ansel Adams negative collection. Given their collection, it would seem there is an opportunity here for a world-class museum/exhibition. One that could be a real draw.....

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Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed October 22, 2016

I had been meaning to come here for quite some time as I live so close to the U of A. It's always closed on Sundays. Free and open to the public. T-F 9-4 and Sat 1-4pm. I particularly liked the pull out archive drawers of Ansel Adams. There were letters included from Arizona Highways magazine as they used some... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Reviewed June 23, 2016

This museum/gallery is small but of very high quality worth the trip when combined with the universities art museum across the street. Use the covered university parking garage about a city block away.

Thank ebenson777
Albany, New York
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Reviewed April 13, 2016

I was in town and decided to drive 1/2 hour each way to check out the CCP. Nice works displayed by Ansel Strange and some others. Some History of the acquisition of Ansel' work is given as other interesting tid bits.

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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed April 11, 2016

Being photography buffs and former members of NY ICP, the Center has been on our bucket list for a loooong time. We were able to see a nice exhibit "The Lives Of Pictures: Forty Years Of Collecting At The Center For Creative Photography." (What - no Edward Weston print???) I just wish the public could PAY to see some of... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed March 29, 2016

Only about 40 of the 90,000 photos in the collection are on display. Be sure to see the items in the pull out draws. Nice interesting selection, with good side wall write ups, but there is lost opportunity for so much more. Photos are rotated about three times per year. Photo art is a point in time, with much of... More 

3 Thank AZ1912

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