The University of Arizona Museum of Art is a small art museum with a "world-class collection" on the University of Arizona campus.
The UAMA offers a year-round schedule of exhibitions, programming, and events designed to incite conversations related to the history and meaning of the visual arts. The permanent collection includes masterpieces that span eight centuries and innumerable artistic styles. Highlights include the Altarpiece from Ciudad Rodrigo, The Visitation by the Master of the Catholic Kings, Jackson Pollock’s Number 20, Mark Rothko’s Green on Blue (Earth-Green and White), and Red Canna by Georgia O’Keeffe. The Museum invites all community members to be a part of the dialogue and contribute their voices to the rich story of art in the Tucson community and beyond.
The Museum of Art is located on the University of Arizona campus at 1031 N. Olive Road in Tucson.
General admission is $8. For seniors 65+ and groups of 10+, admission is $6.50. Admission is free for Museum members, students with ID, faculty and staff, military personnel, AAM members, visitors with a SNAP card or Tribal ID, and children.
Visitor parking is available in the Park Avenue Garage on the north side of Speedway Boulevard. There is a fee for parking in the garage on weekdays ($2/hour or $8/day). Parking is usually free on weekends (except on football game days). Use the pedestrian walkway to cross below Speedway; upon exiting, take the first stairway on right and walk directly to the Museum entrance.
The University of Arizona Museum of Art is indoors with heating in the winter and air-conditioning in the summer.
Perhaps a sketchpad or journal? Note that only pencils are permitted. No crayons, markers, paints, etc.
Crowds ebb and flow due to visiting groups and classes.
Yes. The UA Museum of Art offers rotating exhibitions! Anyone who wants to keep up-to-date on upcoming exhibitions and events should consider joining the mailing list.
Most of the gallery spaces can/do change with exhibitions. The altarpiece of the Cathedral of Ciudad Rodrigo by Fernando Gallego and Maestro Bartolome, part of the Kress collection, has a permanent place on exhibit. Rotating exhibitions are on the first floor; the permanent collection is on the second floor.
Food and drinks are permitted in the lobby, but not in the gallery spaces in order to protect the artwork. If you bring anything with you, there is a designated space at the front desk where you can leave water bottles and/or food while you walk the galleries. For events, food is served in the lobby and outdoor courtyard space.
You're in luck! There are gads of terrific restaurants in the UA/downtown area and in Main Gate Square near campus. Our top picks within a 3-mile radius are:
The UA Student Union is also within a block of the museum and the UA Library hosts a Starbucks.
Elementary age students (and older) will probably get the most enjoyment out of the artwork. That said, babies and toddlers are certainly welcome. Rest assured that there is plenty of space to roam around outside the museum if your little one becomes restless.
Sure. The museum itself isn't very big, but you may walk a bit on-campus and a stroller is a good idea.
Yes, changing tables are available in the women’s restroom on the 2nd floor.
No pets are allowed in the facility or in any building on campus, except for service animals.
The University of Arizona Museum of Art (UAMA) boasts a beautiful two-story gallery space to host events of all sizes. The space can accommodate parties of up to 300 or smaller meetings in the conference room (up to 14). The UAMA is an elegant and upscale location for receptions, lectures, and meetings. With revolving exhibitions and a world-class permanent collection, there is always something at the museum for your guests and visitors.
Yes! Any food or drink could be served in the lobby or outdoors before/after your guests explore the gallery. You can even book a tour.
The museum is small, but offers a beautiful collection nonetheless. Stop in for an hour or two to sketch, journal, or examine the pieces.