The University of Arizona Museum of Art is a small art museum with a “world-class collection” on the University of Arizona campus.
Although the Museum’s holdings span many cultures and eras, the core collections include the art of Europe and the United States, from the Renaissance through Contemporary.
Where is the University of Arizona Museum of Art located?
The Museum of Art is located on the University of Arizona campus at 1031 N. Olive Road in Tucson.
What are the hours?
- Tuesday-Friday 9:00am-4:00pm
- Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm
- Sunday 12:00pm-5:00pm
- Closed on Mondays and University holidays
Why would I visit the University of Arizona Museum of Art?
- To browse and enjoy artwork
- To sketch art of your favorite pieces
- To participate in Family Day activities
- To attend a special event
How much does it cost?
Admission is $8 for adults. Free admission for children, UA faculty and staff, UA students, museum members, and military personnel (with ID).
What is the parking situation?
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.
What should I wear?
The University of Arizona Museum of Art is indoors with heating in the winter and air-conditioning in the summer.
What should I bring with me?
Perhaps a sketchpad or journal? Note that only pencils are permitted. No crayons, markers, paints, etc.
Are bathrooms available?
Which days are most and least crowded at the UA Museum of Art?
Crowds ebb and flow due to visiting groups and classes.
Do the exhibits rotate/change?
Yes. The UA Museum of Art offers rotating exhibitions! Anyone who wants to keep up-to-date on upcoming exhibitions and events (including Family Days) should consider joining the mailing list.
Which the galleries/exhibits are permanent?
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.
Is outside food allowed at the University of Arizona Museum of Art? If so, are there picnic tables?
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.
Does the University of Arizona Museum of Art have a restaurant?
What restaurants are located NEAR the University of Arizona Museum of Art?
You’re in luck! There are gads of terrific restaurants in the UA/downtown area. Our top picks within a 2-mile radius are:
- Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, 446 N. Campbell Ave #100 (0.4 miles away) – coal-fired brick oven pizza, calzones
- Blue Willow Restaurant, 2616 N. Campbell Ave (1.5 miles away) – breakfast, lunch, dinner, year round patio dining
- Cafe Poca Cosa, 110 E. Pennington St (1.4 miles away) – “imaginative Mexican cuisine in an upscale, urban bistro setting”
- Downtown Kitchen + Cocktails, 135 S. 6th Ave (1.4 miles away) – Modern American cuisine
- Cafe a La C’Art, 150 N. Main Ave (1.7 miles away) – beautiful cafe on-property of the Tucson Museum of Art
BABIES & KIDS
What ages would be best suited for a visit to the University of Arizona Museum of Art?
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.
Should I bring a stroller?
Sure. The museum itself isn’t very big, but you may walk a bit on-campus and a stroller is a good idea.
Are changing tables available in the restrooms?
Yes, changing tables are available in the women’s restroom on the 2nd floor.
What about my other “baby” (dog, cat, etc)?
No pets are allowed in the facility, or in any building on campus, except for service animals.
Can I have my wedding or rehearsal dinner at the University of Arizona Museum of Art?
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.
Can I have my child’s birthday party at the University of Arizona Museum of Art?
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.
Is the University of Arizona Museum of Art active on social media?
What else do I need to know before I go to the University of Arizona Museum of Art?
- The museum is small, but offers a beautiful collection nonetheless. Stop in for an hour or two to sketch, journal, or examine the pieces.