SOURCE: Tucson Museum of Art

Tucson Museum of Art

September 15, 2015 13:49 ET

Western Heroes of Pulp Fiction: Dime Novel to Pop Culture Opens to the Public Saturday, October 24

TUCSON, AZ--(Marketwired - September 15, 2015) - Western Heroes of Pulp Fiction: Dime Novel to Pop Culture, a survey of vintage dime novels, original pulp magazine artwork, comic books, modern and contemporary art, as well as film and television that explores the legends and characters of the wild, fictional West, opens Saturday, October 24, 2015, at the Tucson Museum of Art (TMA) in historic downtown Tucson.

"This exhibition asks, who is the Western hero?, and invites audiences to see different interpretations from the past one hundred years through publications, art, film, and television that created mythologies about the West," said TMA Glasser Curator of Art of the American West, Christine Brindza.

Western Heroes of Pulp Fiction: Dime Novel to Pop Culture will feature guest-written labels by members of the community to address ideas of gender, racism, and sexism that are prevalent in early representations of Western American art. Contributors include experts on race and ethnic studies, international perspectives, Native American perceptions, youth expressions, and LGBTQ+ voice.

The exhibition received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and exceeded its goal in an online crowdfunding IndieGoGo campaign to support the catalogue.

Western Heroes of Pulp Fiction: Dime Novel to Pop Culture will remain on view until February 14, 2016.

Upcoming selected exhibitions:

~:Banda Calaca:~, organized by the Tucson Museum of Art, September 26, 2015-January 3, 2016.

Shen Wei in Black, White, and Gray, organized by the Tucson Museum of Art, October 9, 2015-December 6, 2015.

Ai Weiwei: Circle of Animals / Zodiac Heads: Gold, February 13, 2016-June 26, 2016.

Into the Night: Modern and Contemporary Art and the Nocturne Tradition, organized by the Tucson Museum of Art, opening February 27, 2016-July 10. 2016.

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.

Museum Hours
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 10 AM-5 PM
Open Late Thursday: 10 AM-8 PM (first Thursday of each month is free from 5 PM-8PM)
Sunday: 12 PM-5 PM (first Sunday of each month is half-price admission)
Closed Monday

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 tours of exhibits, public education programs, and studio art classes.

The main Museum occupies 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, which displays the Museum's notable art of the American West collection, the Museum restaurant Café a la C'Art, and other exhibition and studio spaces. For more information, please visit or call (520) 624-2333. Keep current on the latest events by following the Museum on Facebook.

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