On the first Thursday of the month the Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block offers extended hours and pay-what-you-wish admission from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm. On October’s First Thursday, check out the recently reinstalled gallery of the Art of the American Southwest and explore how the borderlands influence art on view.
The evening will feature art and gallery activities that explore the landscape of the southwest and the Sonoran Desert. Participate in the Animal Praadject with Laila to explore a journey or crossing with an animal of your choice and create a landscape and environment for your animal, with Ami, using a variety of found materials.
At 5:30pm, hear from collaborators as they share reflections and insights to TMA’s multi-year Expanding Narratives initiative to learn more about the museum’s community-based curatorial practices and culturally responsive approaches to gallery-based instruction learning. This discussion will be held in the Stonewall Community Room. Registration is required.
During First Thursdays, TMA provides space for emerging and established food vendors throughout Arizona to offer pop-ups and encourage guests to support local businesses and foodie creatives. This month, get a taste of Bolivian Street Food from SUMAJ, enjoy musical performances by southwest rappers, and a cash bar serving beer and wine.