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September is here, and we've already jumped straight into our exciting new season! From programs to events to special member openings, September has it all. 
Rome: Legacy of an Eternal City
Domenico Tintoretto, Venus Lamenting the Death of Adonis, 1580-1590, Oil on canvas, Gift of Samuel H. Kress Foundation
Opening September 12- Rome: Legacy of an Eternal City. Curator Olivia Miller has teamed up with Dr. Cynthia White from the University of Arizona Department of Classics to produce a brand new look at the famous city. See Rome through different lenses, provided by art from our permanent collection, the Arizona State Museum, the Center for Creative Photography, Special Collections, and the Yale Center for British Art. Can't wait until the 12 th? We're hosting a special preview for Museum members only on Thursday, September 10 from 5:30-6:30. Join as a member today to take advantage of this special event!
Family Events
September is full of great family fun at the Museum! Art Sprouts returns on Wednesday, September 9 at 9:00 am to kick off another year of fantastic early childhood art education. Sign up today to reserve your spot by emailing Chelsea Farrar at . Bring the whole family to the Museum on September 12 for Family Day. Take part in great hands-on activities from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm including  sun telescopes, art-making, story-time, and more! All activities are free with Museum admission. Want even more? Selections from Art Sprouts opens September 19! Experience art created by summer program participants and see what the youngest generation of artists has to offer! Learn more about family events
Our very own Chelsea Farrar, Assistant Curator of Education, is nominated for the Arts Education Lumie award. These awards, put together by the Tucson Pima Arts Council, honor the best in local arts through seven categories. The award ceremony will be held September 18 at the Tucson Museum of Art. Want to cheer on our candidate? Buy tickets for the event here!

Month of Light
Coming in October- Month of Light. Light is an essential force in art and beyond. 2015 is the United Nations International Year of Light, and the Museum is celebrating all October with our first-ever Month of Light. This inter-disciplinary exploration includes collaborations with the College of Optical Sciences, College of Astronomy, and coincides with the Museum's Wavelength: The Art of Light exhibition. Through a series of exhibitions, programming, and events, the Museum and partners will explore light in all of its iterations. The younger set can enjoy a light-themed Art Sprouts, while night owls will enjoy a light-themed Friday Night Art. Kick off the month on October 1 with The Hockney-Falco Thesis, presented by Dr. Charles Falco of the College of Optical Sciences. Dr. Falco will explore research that suggests that as early as 1430 artists were using mirrors and lenses to project objects onto their canvases, aiding in the painting process.   Learn more 
Out of the Vault
David Christiana, "Bobbers," 2004, Oil on canvas, Museum purchase
Fall means the return of Out of the Vault! Learn more about works not currently on exhibit with these mini-lectures from staff and faculty from around campus. To kick off the year, Professor David Christiana from the School of Art joins us on September 3 at 3:30 pm to discuss his work,  Bobbers , as well as other pieces he's currently working on. You'll be able to see even more of Christiana's work in the bi-annual Faculty Exhibition, opening September 26. Faculty from the School of Art will display some of their newest works. An opening reception will be held Friday, October 2 at the Museum. Learn more

Get ready to GLOW! Each year, the Triangle L Ranch presents Glow, an art and light spectacular. Set amongst the beautiful high desert of Oracle, Glow illuminates the night with art installations, music, and performances. This year, the Museum is offering a special Glow experience. On September 26, travel with us by bus to and from the event- no need to worry about parking! Tickets are $40/person for Museum members and $50/person for not-yet members. Registration and payment are due by September 17- reserve your spot today!
Upcoming Programs and Events
Out of the Vault
September 3, 3:30 pm
Professor David Christiana of the U of A School of Art will discuss his work Bobbers and current work in progress.

Art Sprouts

September 9, 9:00 am

Join us for Art Sprouts! Children and their adults will explore works of art, move their bodies, and investigate objects and art materials.




Members Appreciation Night
September 10, 5:30 pm

Museum members can enjoy a special preview of the 2015-2016 season and a behind the scenes tour of Rome: Legacy of an Eternal City.


Family Day
September 12, 10:00 am -3:00 pm
Spend a day at the Museum with your family! Enjoy face painting, story time, studio activities, and more.  Learn more
Rome Teacher Workshop
September 25, 
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Teachers- come for a day of professional development based around Rome: Legacy of an Eternal City!  Learn more
The Hockney-Falco Thesis, Presented by Dr. Charles Falco
October 1
Dr. Falco, from the College of Optical Sciences, will explore research that suggests that as early as 1430 artists were using mirrors and lenses to project objects onto their canvases. Learn more
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