The Tucson Museum of Art encompasses an entire city block in the historic downtown center of the city, the site of what was once the adobe-walled Presidio of San Augustin del Tucson, established in 1775. The museum operates out of five buildings on this block to exhibit original and traveling exhibitions focusing on Latin American art, art of the American West, rare books and manuscripts, and modern and contemporary art. The facilities also offer diverse education programs and even studio art classes for those who are interested.
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block Information
- Public Transportation: Good (the museum is steps from buses 3, 21, and 22 at Alameda Street/Main Avenue; a 3-minute walk from buses 7, 8, and 16 at Alameda Street/Church Avenue; and a 4-minute walk from buses 1, 4, 9, and 19 at Alameda Street/Stone Avenue)
- Handicapped Accessibility: Yes
- Hours: Tuesday–Saturday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sunday 12 p.m.–5 p.m.; closed Mondays and major holidays such as July 4, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day
- Admission: General admission is $8, $6 for seniors (60+), and $3 for students (13+). Admission is free for members and children 12 and under
- Free Days: Free admission for everyone on the first Sunday of each month
- Subscription/Memberships: Memberships start at $40. Member benefits include free admission to the galleries and Historic Block properties, five guest passes, invitations to exhibition openings, discounts on Tucson Museum of Art School classes, borrowing privileges at the museum’s Research Library, free subscription to Tucson Guide Quarterly, and a 10% discount at the museum store
- Other Benefits: At the $250 donation level, members also get the Western Museum Group reciprocal membership.