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Tucson Desert Art Museum

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Beautiful Navajo blankets

This museum is a bit out of the way, but is well worth the trek down a busy commercial strip to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Fort Worth, Texas
Hidden treasure

First of all, it's bigger than it looks. Secondly, the Navajo weaving of rugs,blankets,clothing... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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The Museum educates its guests on the art and history of the Desert Southwest. No where else will you see such a stunning array of contemporary and classic art, Native American textiles and southwestern artifacts. The Museum Store features authentic...more
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7000 E Tanque Verde Rd, Tucson, AZ 85715-5325
+1 520-202-3888
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This museum is a bit out of the way, but is well worth the trek down a busy commercial strip to visit. The permanent display of Navajo blankets is superb. They rotating exhibits that were on display while I was there were excellent. The gift...More

Thank Deborah1150
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First of all, it's bigger than it looks. Secondly, the Navajo weaving of rugs,blankets,clothing were stunning and the history behind them. Perfect place to spend about an hour and a half on a rainy day. The price was reasonable, $8.00 for seniors too. Also liked...More

1  Thank JLZMcFarland
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

The Tucson Desert Art Museum is a wonderful collection of local and regional artwork. The displays are dramatic but tasteful. The museum has occasional fundraisers and juried exhibits. It is a great place to spend some quiet indoor time.

Thank elaineh00per
Reviewed June 3, 2018

The Desert Art Museum is relatively small, but it's a nice collection, well selected and presented. It's especially strong on weavings of the southwest native American tribes, but also has some basketry, pottery, paintings and artifacts in the permanent collection. They also have temporary exhibits....More

Thank Carol_S_10
Reviewed June 3, 2018

Amazing collection of Hopi and Navajo rugs/blankets and pottery. Beautiful building. Several temporary exhibits currently focusing on Tucson and other Arizona hotspots as locations for movies from "Three Amigos" to "Star Wars." A smaller selection of paintings and photographs and interesting biographical information about early...More

Thank estespetsitter
Reviewed May 22, 2018

This was a very nice museum that contained several types of displays. Ex. Indian rugs, paintings. When we were there, there was a display of movies made in Tucson. I think my favorite, though was all of the old maps on the wall showing how...More

Thank jklemon8
Reviewed May 16, 2018

Plan on spending the day, that 's how long it takes to take in all that the museum has to offer. Animals, insects, birds, cactus, just about everything packed into one place. Wear shoes that you don't mind walking in, take a hat and sunscreen....More

Thank Karen S
Reviewed May 11, 2018

Thought we would spend an hour and spent over three. Defiantly a must see. Small entrance charge. Start with the short movie on weaving so get a better perspective on the work and talent that goes into the weavings. Gorgeous perfect examples of tribal designs...More

Thank Kentuckywoman1
Reviewed April 29, 2018

This museum is small but has a nice collection. The section on Native textiles was quite interesting.

Thank WarlawIL
Reviewed April 9, 2018

This museum is worth a stop if in Tucson for even a few days. I was fortunate to see the Navajo rug exhibit, but there is so much more to see. Very much worth the time.

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