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It may be hot in Tucson, but the UAMA is filled with cool exhibitions, events, and programming for the summer! Are you looking for fun art activities for kids on summer break? Don't forget to pick up the Expect More AZ worksheet (available in English and Spanish) in our lobby to make the most of your visit. For the littler set, Art Sprouts continues with sessions on June 24 and July 15. Remember that art created in the summer sessions is eligible for inclusion in the fall  Selections from Art Sprouts exhibition. Happy summer everyone!
Affiliate Groups

The Museum family is growing - we've just launched a network of ten Affiliate Groups! From students to volunteers to public art supporters, there's an Affiliate Group and way to get involved with the Museum for everyone. For more information, email the staff liaison for groups in which you're interested. Want to talk in person? Come to the Affiliate Groups Open House on July 1 at 5:00 pm. See more information about all of the groups on our website.


Director's Choice/Curator's Choice Opening
Stuart Davis, Havana, 1920, Watercolor, Gift of James P. Gordon

Join us June 26 at 5:00 pm for the opening of Director's Choice/Curator's Choice. Meet Museum Director James Burns and Curator of Exhibitions and Education Olivia Miller and see their favorites from the Permanent Collection in this curatorial smackdown. Once you've viewed both sides, vote for your favorite curatorial style. Learn more about the exhibit here.



Mapping Q

The award-winning and innovative Mapping Q program has returned for a third iteration with a summer of workshops and an exhibition opening Wednesday, August 12. The program, run in collaboration with the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation's Arizona Life Links for Youth program (ALLY), invites LGBTQ+ youth and their allies to explore representations of self within the Museum. The participants map the Museum and the work within, then create original art works in response to their discoveries, adding their unique voices to the story. The works will be displayed in an exhibition in the Museum's Mezzanine Gallery from August 12 through September 13. Learn more about the program here.

Upcoming Programs and Events
Art Sprouts
June 24, 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

Director's Choice/Curator's Choice Opening

June 26, 5:00 pm

Don't miss the opening of this curatorial smackdown!




Affiliate Groups Open House
July 1, 5:00 pm

Come visit with Museum staff and learn about the new network of Affiliate Groups! Learn more



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, 6:00 PM
Borderlands Brewery
Spend a summer Saturday evening with the UAMA and some amazing local artists. Pick up a limited edition print while you sip great local brews. More information coming soon.
Mapping Q Opening
August 12, 5:00 pm

Celebrate the end of another exciting cycle of Mapping Q! Meet the program participants and get a first look at the exhibition. Learn more

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