University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona
A favorite destination for well-respected Tucson art lovers, the University of Arizona Museum of Art had a modest beginning with a single art exhibition in 1924. Its first gallery was housed in the University Library.
In 1955, the museum moved to its new home on the university campus. It can be found on Olive Road. The Museum’s collections feature pieces from several different eras and cultures, but the American and European art (with pieces dating from the Renaissance up until today) is probably the main attraction.
The museum’s collections are open to researchers, students, and the general public; everyone is welcome to wander through numerous exhibitions and popular events. Once a month, a museum speaker chooses to highlight a few works that are not on display at the time. The museum’s goal is to “empower and engage audiences of all ages and experiences by providing them with a new awareness of visual culture.” Address: 1031 North Olive Road, Tucson, Arizona, Phone: 520-621-7567