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Tucson Museum of Art

July 19, 2016 15:34 ET

Tucson Museum of Art Announces 2016-2017 Exhibitions

TUCSON, AZ--(Marketwired - July 19, 2016) - The Tucson Museum of Art (TMA) is pleased to announce its 2016 - 2017 season exhibitions. The Museum will mount eight new exhibitions in the main Museum galleries in addition to the annual El Nacimiento installation in the historic La Casa Cordova and ongoing exhibitions of the permanent collection in the Palice Gallery of Latin American Art and the John K. Goodman Pavilion of Western Art.

"There is a great deal to look forward to this season. From Modern Into the Now: Masterworks from the Kasser Mochary Art Foundation returns some of the favorite works to Tucson from the attendance record-breaking exhibition in 2014, The Figure Examined. The new exhibition features works never before exhibited in Arizona from this great private collection," Dr. Julie Sasse, Tucson Museum of Art Chief Curator and Curator of Modern, Contemporary, and Latin American Art, stated. "Our fall exhibition, The New Westward: Trains, Planes, and Automobiles that Move the Modern West, gives a unique look at the American West through transportation. Our spring exhibition, Body Language: Trends in Contemporary Figurative Art, presents paintings, sculptures, and works on paper that reveal the expressive qualities of the human body and how it serves as a vehicle for artistic expression. Many of the exhibitions are curated from local collections and collections given to TMA, which provides an opportunity to acknowledge the many generous donors and supporters in the community whose cherished artworks have made TMA what it is today."

2016-2017 exhibition highlights include:

From Modern Into the Now: Masterworks from the Kasser Mochary Art Foundation, August 27, 2016 - July 23, 2017, features more than 50 works by modern and contemporary artists including Jean Arp, André Derain, Alberto Giacometti, Fernand Léger, Jacques Lipchitz, Marino Marini, Marisol, René Magritte, Joan Miró, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Robert Rauschenberg, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Larry Rivers, Auguste Rodin, Niki de Saint Phalle, Alfred Sisley, Victor Vasarely, and Andy Warhol. This exhibition is curated by Dr. Julie Sasse, Chief Curator and Curator of Modern, Contemporary, and Latin American Art; and Joanne Stuhr, Curator of the Kasser Mochary Art Foundation.

The New Westward: Trains, Planes, and Automobiles that Move the West, October 15, 2016 - February 12, 2017, curated by Christine Brindza, Glasser Curator of Art of the American West, features 50 works that explore how trains, planes, and automobiles have impacted daily life and changed the western scene. Images of classic cars, motorcycles, recreational vehicles, biplanes, and locomotive engines are featured in the exhibition, as well as roadways, diners, and drawings of neon signs showing various influences that transportation has had in works of art and the history of the American West.

Henry C. Balink: Native American Portraits, August 27, 2016 - July 23, 2017, features works by one of the foremost painters of Native American portraits of the Southwest in the twentieth century. Curated by Christine Brindza, Glasser Curator of Art of the American West, this exhibition debuts the Henry C. Balink collection that was recently donated to the Museum by Howard and Marilyn Steele, creating the largest repository of Balink's art in the world.

Body Language: Trends in Contemporary Figurative Art, February 25, 2017 - July 9, 2017, curated by Dr. Julie Sasse, Chief Curator and Curator of Modern, Contemporary, and Latin American Art, is an examination of stylistic and conceptual trends focused on the human body as a vehicle of expression about identity, beauty, and the human condition. This exhibition features works by Luis Cruz Azaceta, Robert Bechtle, Fernando Botero, Casey McKee, George Segal, Andy Warhol, and many others.

Museum Directions
The Museum is located at 140 N. Main Avenue in historic downtown Tucson at the crossroads of W. Alameda and N. Main Avenue. Parking is free in the Museum's lot on W. Washington Street.

Summer Museum Hours (Memorial Day to Labor Day)
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open Late First Thursday of each month: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. (free from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.)
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (first Sunday of each month is half-price admission)
Closed Monday

Fall Museum Hours Starting September 6, 2016
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Free First Thursday: Play! Happy Hours @ TMA: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Free admission for all, make, drink, and explore.

Second SundAZe @ TMA: 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Free admission for Arizona residents every second Sunday of the month, Picture This! Art for Families activities, music, photo booth, and Mimosa bar. Fun for all ages.

Closed Monday, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

Admission
Adult/$12; Senior (65+)/$10; Student (with college ID)/$7; Youth (13-17)/$7; Child (12 and under)/Free; Veteran with ID/Free; Museum Member/Free.

About the Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block
The Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block's mission is Connecting Art to Life. The Museum was founded 1924 in the El Presidio Historic District of downtown Tucson. It is Southern Arizona's premier presenter of fine art and art education programs.

The Museum features permanent and traveling exhibitions of Modern and Contemporary, Native American, American West, Latin American, and Asian art. The 74,000 square foot Museum offers guided tours, education programs, and studio art classes in a contemporary building. The Museum's Historic Block of 19th and 20th C. adobe and Mission Revival-style buildings, encompassing an entire four-acre city block, includes the John K. Goodman Pavilion of Western Art, displaying the Museum's notable art of the American West collection, the highly acclaimed Museum restaurant Café a la C'Art, and additional exhibition and studio spaces. For more information, please visit www.TucsonMuseumofArt.org or call (520) 624-2333. Follow the latest events on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. TMA is a private 501(c)(3) charitable arts and education organization.

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