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University of Arizona Museum of Art

University of Arizona Museum of Art (Tucson, AZ)

1031 Olive Road

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The University of Arizona Museum of Art (UAMA) is part of UA’s ‘Museum Neighborhood’, a grouping of four museums in close proximity on the University campus. UAMA maintains a busy schedule of exhibitions, of works in all different media from all eras in art history to the present, including exhibitions by UA students and faculty. The permanent collection of over 5,000 works of art includes a number of collections donated by various benefactors over the Museum’s history; they include the Samuel H. Kress Collection, C. Leonard Pfeiffer Collection, Edward J. Gallagher Jr. Memorial Collection (and Bequest, which has made possible the further expansion of UAMA’s permanent collection), and the most recent Robert McCall Collection. The Museum opens at least one new exhibition per month, and offers regular gallery tours and lectures by visiting artists and UA professors. UAMA also features an Education Department that coordinates guided tours for groups of over 8 people; those interested are requested to call ahead to schedule.

University of Arizona Museum of Art Information

  • Public Transportation: Good (less than a 1-minute walk from buses 4, 5, 102X, 103X, 105X, and 109X at Speedway Blvd./Park Avenue)
  • Handicapped Accessibility: Good
  • Hours: Tuesday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, noon–4 p.m.; Closed Mondays and University Holidays
  • Admission: Adults $5; Free for UA students, faculty & staff, children, school tours, museum members, and American Association of Museums members
  • Tours: Groups of 8 or more must schedule at least 3 weeks ahead of time; tours are docent-led and free of charge; educational tours are offered for school groups of 65 or more students, with one chaperone required per 10 students
  • Membership: Individual membership is $45 ($30 students and seniors, $40 faculty and staff, $75 family), and includes free admission, UAMA store discounts, member receptions and advance notice of museum events; ‘Partners’ who donate at a higher level enjoy further benefits, such as artist studio tours, guest lectures, guest passes and more.