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Tucson Desert Art Museum

Sunday, December 8, 2019 @ 8:00 am - Thursday, February 20, 2020 @ 5:00 pm MST

These events are happening at The Tucson Desert Art Museum in the next few months…

Mata Ortiz Trunk Show at the Tucson Desert Art Museum
10AM – 4PM Free admission to Museum Store & Trunk show. Standard Museum Admission Applies.
7000 E Tanque Verde Road
Join us for the Mata Ortiz take over of the Tucson Desert Art Museum lobby. Featuring great deals on authentic crafts & live artisan demos. Be sure not to miss master potter Oralia López’s artisan demonstration!

Art is the Seed: Ever Evolving Native American Female Art Panel Discussion
6-8PM. $5.00 Free for Tucson Desert Art Museum Members, Students with ID, and Tribal Members with ID.
7000 E Tanque Verde Road.
In response to our exhibition, Art is the Seed, join us for an engaging panel discussion between artists, a curator, and an anthropologist. In this panel, contemporary artists Cara Romero (Chemehuevi photographer) and Marla Allison (Laguna Pueblo painter) team up with Dr. Barbara Mills, UA Regents’ Professor of Anthropology and Curator of Archaeology to discuss indigenous female-dominated arts and crafts of the Southwest and how artists and artisans of the past and present have drawn inspiration and power from the creativity of the matriarchs who came before them. The panel will explore the evolution of crafts from a historic perspective and how artists today, including Marla Allison and Cara Romero, build on the past legacies of others and how one generation has often built off the last to create new and contemporary crafts and artforms.

REDress Project Opening Ceremony
In response to the MMIW Crisis join us at the Tucson Desert Art Museum for
1-4PM. Free & Donations Accepted.
7000 E Tanque Verde Road.
Please join us for a day of intellectual stimulation, and poignant reflection highlighting the Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women crisis. See renowned métis artist Jaime Black’s compelling exhibition The REDress Project. In this work, the artist addresses the pressing crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women (MMIW). The exhibition opening will feature an opening ceremony, a topical documentary presented by the Global Indigenous Council, entitled “Somebody’s Daughter”, and a lecture from the artist Jaime Black herself. Please join us for a day of intellectual stimulation, and poignant reflection.

Buffalo Soldiers Exhibition Opening
6-8PM. $5.00 Free for Tucson Desert Art Museum Members, and GSAAC Members.
Learn all about the Buffalo Soldiers and their unique, triumphant, and compelling history within Southern Arizona and America as a whole. In Honor of Black History Month, please join us at the Tucson Desert Art Museum for the opening reception of our Buffalo Soldiers art exhibition.

Buffalo Soldiers: The 10th Cavalry Regiment Told Through the Art of David Laughlin paints a picture of daily life for African American soldiers serving in the post-Civil War American West.Through his paintings, pen and ink drawings and block prints, artist David Laughlin depicts the 10th Cavalry Regiment’s daily activities while stationed in Arizona from 1885 to 1896.

With the United States Government pushing for western expansion, the Buffalo Soldiers’ tasks ranged from building frontier outposts and laying telegraph lines to protecting settlers, stagecoaches and railroad crews and fighting Native Americans, outlaws and rustlers. Their days were full and difficult, but, to most, their military service offered them a chance to obtain equal rights as citizens in the recently liberated United States.

Christina Holland Designs @ Tucson Desert Art Museum & Four Corners Gallery
10AM – 4PM Wed-Sun Free admission to gift shop, standard admission free to museum applies.
Christina Holland makes everything in her collection. She is mostly self-taught, but has been influenced by classes in jewelry metals, and her degree in special FX make-up. Living in a rural area outside of Tucson, AZ, Christina designs organically, flowing with the shapes & textures as she works.


Sunday, December 8, 2019 @ 8:00 am MST
Thursday, February 20, 2020 @ 5:00 pm MST
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Tucson Desert Art Museum
7000 E. Tanque Verde Road
Tucson, AZ 85715 United States
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