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Summer is sizzling, but the UAMA is keeping cool with exhibitions, events, and programs. The Museum is also a great place to pass those hot summer days, because what's better than great art in an air conditioned gallery? While you're enjoying summer don't forget to start making your calendar for fall (hint: there's a lot on our calendar!). See you at the Museum!


Join the Museum at Borderlands Brewery on August 8 from 5:00-8:00 pm for "520:365 - A Love Letter to Tucson,"  a print release party by and for those who've survived another Tucson summer. Tucson artists will debut exclusive prints available to purchase only at this event. Meet the artists, snag some fantastic art, grab a great local beer, and learn about all that's happening at the Museum. Participating artists include: Ruben Urrea Moreno, Reflective Collective, Julie Rustad, and Danny Martin. Find out more!

Summer Exhibitions
Rod Adams, Profile in Blue, 1988, Lithograph, Museum Purchase with Funds Provided by the Edward J. Gallagher, Jr. Memorial Fund
Have you visited all of our amazing summer exhibitions? Director's Choice/Curator's Choice, our s pectacular smackdown, will be open through August 30. Don't forget to stop in and vote for your favorite curatorial style! For a dose of Geometric Abstraction, check out  Beyond the Straight and Narrow , on exhibit through September 13. Don't miss out on your chance to see  Salvador Dal?: Our Historical Heritage , closing August 2, or  Changing Views: Queering U.S. Landscapes , closing August 16.  A full schedule of all exhibitions is available  on our website.




Mapping Q Opening
The Museum's  Mapping Q program's third iteration is in full swing. Experience this award-winning program for yourself at the exhibition opening on August 12 from 5:00-7:00 pm. The participants will be there to share stories and discuss their work, and dancers from FLUXX Studio will add to the fun. The program and opening are generously supported by the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation and the University of Arizona Institute for LGBT Studies.  Learn more about the program.
Upcoming Programs and Events
Art Sprouts
July 15, 9:00 & 11:00 AM
Join us for Art Sprouts! Children and their adults will explore works of art, move their bodies, and investigate objects and art materials.    Learn more


August 8, 5:00-8:00 PM

Local art + local beer - what could be better? Stop in to pick up unique art by Tucson artists, grab a pint of locally brewed beer, and learn about upcoming events at the Museum!


Mapping Q Opening
August 12, 5:00-7:00 PM

Celebrate another fantastic session of Mapping Q! Meet the participants while you enjoy music and a performance from the FLUXX Gallery Dancers.



Out of the Vault
September 3, 3:30 PM
Learn more about a piece from the Museum's collection not currently on display in this educational presentation. Please note the new day and time for Out of the Vault. 
Art Sprouts
September 9, 10:00 AM
Join us for Art Sprouts! Children and their adults will explore works of art, move their bodies, and investigate objects and art materials. Learn more
Family Day
September 12
Spend a day at the Museum with your family! Enjoy face painting, story time, studio activities, and more.


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