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Shen Wei in Black, White & Gray

Friday, October 9, 2015 @ 8:00 am - Sunday, December 6, 2015 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0

Shen Wei in Black, White & Gray Opens to the public Friday, October 9

Shen Wei Dance Arts entertainment at Centennial Hall on Sunday, November 22, at 7:00 PM

Tucson is very fortunate to simultaneously host an art exhibition of paintings, as well as a dance performance by internationally-renowned choreographer/artist, Shen Wei. Shen Wei in Black, White & Gray, large-scale paintings by Shen Wei, opens Friday, October 9, 2015, at the Tucson Museum of Art (TMA) in historic downtown Tucson. Shen Wei’s dance troupe, Shen Wei Dance Arts, will perform at Centennial Hall on Sunday, November 22, at 7:00 PM, presented by UA Presents. Shen Wei’s practice as a visual and performing artist is daring, elegant, and sophisticated. His work in both mediums displays a hybrid of styles and aesthetic traditions that places it firmly within an international perspective expressed in profoundly new ways. To purchase ticket for Shen Wei Dance Arts visit

“We are excited to present Shen Wei’s paintings at the Tucson Museum of Art,” said TMA Chief Curator and Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Dr. Julie Sasse. “His work has a timeless quality that blends both his background in traditional Chinese visual and performing arts, and influences from Western art including Cézanne, Degas, Lucien Freud, and the avant-garde art forms of 1980s Chinese New Wave. He is an action painter in the truest sense.”

“Shen Wei is internationally renowned for choreographing the 2008 Beijing Olympics,” said Lendre Kearns, Director of Operations and Strategic Marketing. “He is a young and already important choreographer who is expanding dance as a medium, and for this reason his work is very much in demand by audiences worldwide.” Shen Wei in Black, White & Gray will remain on view at TMA until December 6, 2015.

Museum Directions
The Museum is located at 140 N. Main Avenue in historic downtown Tucson at the crossroads of W. Alameda and N. Main Avenue. Parking is free in the Museum’s lot on W. Washington Street.

Museum Hours
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 10 AM – 5 PM
Open Late Thursday: 10 AM – 8 PM (first Thursday of each month is free from 5 PM–8 PM)
Sunday: 12 PM – 5 PM (first Sunday of each month is half-price admission)
Closed Monday

Adult/$12; Senior (65+)/$10; Student (with college ID)/$7; Youth (13-17)/$7; Child (12 and under)/Free; Veteran with ID/Free; Museum Member/Free.

About the Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block
The Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block’s mission is Connecting Art to Life. The Museum was founded 1924 in the El Presidio Historic District of downtown Tucson. It is Southern Arizona’s premier presenter of fine art and art education programs. The Museum features permanent and traveling exhibitions of Modern and Contemporary, Native American, American West, Latin American, and Asian art. The 74,000 square foot Museum offers tours of exhibits, public education programs, and studio art classes. The main Museum occupies a contemporary building. The Museum’s Historic Block of 19th and 20th C. adobe and Mission Revival-style buildings, encompassing an entire four-acre city block, includes the John K. Goodman Pavilion of Western Art, which displays the Museum’s notable art of the American West collection, the Museum restaurant Café a la C’Art, and other exhibition and studio spaces. For more information, please visit or call (520) 624-2333. Keep current on the latest events by following the Museum on Facebook.

Centennial Hall Box Office Hours (on the University of Arizona campus):
Monday – Friday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Ticket prices start at $25 for Shen Wei Dance Arts on Sunday, November 22 at 7pm.

UA Presents, the University of Arizona’s performing arts presenter, brings the world’s finest classical, jazz, dance and world music events to Southern Arizona each year. Most events are presented at Centennial Hall on the UA Campus with some events downtown at the historic Fox Tucson Theatre. The 2015/2016 season features Tony Bennett, Chucho Valdes, Mariachi losCamperos de Nati Cano, Emanuel Ax, Lisa Fischer, Pilobolus and Celtic Nights. For more information, please visit


Friday, October 9, 2015 @ 8:00 am
Sunday, December 6, 2015 @ 5:00 pm

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