TUCSON MUSEUM OF ART AND HISTORIC BLOCK
140 N. Main Avenue • Tucson, AZ 85701 • (520) 624-2333 • [email protected]sonmuseumofart.org • www.tucsonmuseumofart.org
Established in 1924 as the Tucson Fine Arts Association, the Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block now encompasses one city block of historic downtown Tucson, Arizona. Each season it hosts original exhibitions and welcomes several traveling shows through its doors. Opening October 19 is The Western Sublime: Majestic Landscapes of the American West, examining works of art “that interpret, reinvent and transform the idea of the sublime: an aesthetic ideal with an emotional or spiritual charge that instills awe or inspires fear.” The show includes paintings, photograph, textiles, prints and more from the mid-1800s through today. On the same day, Harry Brorby: The strength of a cold line. opens with artwork spanning four decades of the artist’s career. Southwest Rising: Contemporary Art and the Legacy of Elaine Horwitch kicks off on February 29. Featured will be artwork from some of Elaine Horwitch Galleries’ most popular artists— including Tom Palmore, Billy Schenck, Fritz Scholder, Georgia O’keeffe and Bob Wade—with pieces pulled from the Tucson Museum of Art’s own collection and from loans. Other shows coming this season are Patrick Martinez: Falling Empire., from March 22 through September 20, 2020, and Oaxacan Folk Art from the Shepard Barbash and Vicki Ragan Collection, a show from the museum’s collection that is on exhibit October 3 through August 9, 2020.
“The Tucson Museum of Art is debuting two exciting Western-related art exhibitions this season: The Western Sublime: Majestic Landscapes of the American West opening October 19, 2019, and Southwest Rising: Contemporary Art and the Legacy of Elaine Horwitch. Both provide different viewpoints of how the West inspired artists— from the past and present—and how art can be culturally intertwined with a sense of place.” – Christine Brindza, Senior Curator, Glasser Curator of Art of the American West, Tucson Museum of Art