Common Elegance: The Still Life Paintings of William Shepherd runs through Sunday, Jan. 12. Rock/Paper/Scissors, a playful look at selected works from the permanent collection, runs through Sunday, Jan. 12. A Show of Hands, exploring the use of hands as metaphors in a range of media, runs through Sunday, Feb. 9. Bob Kuhn: Drawing on Instinct runs through Sunday, Feb. 16. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday; noon to 5 p.m., Sunday; closed Monday and Tuesday; $10, $8 senior, $5 college student with ID, free age 18 or younger, active military or veteran with ID, and TMA members; free the first Sunday of every month. Visit tucsonmuseumofart.org for more information.
Curtis Reframed: The Arizona Portfolios, an exhibit of 60 iconic photographs of the American West taken by Edward S. Curtis from 1900 to 1921, continues through Friday, July 31, 2015. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday; $5, free youth younger than 18, active-duty military and their families, people with business in the building and everyone for public events. Visit statemuseum.arizona.edu for more information.
An exhibit of selections from the renowned Western art collection of Tucson's Mountain Oyster Club continues through Sunday, Dec. 29. Snapshots of Southern Arizona's Past Through Moments in the Present, an exhibit of Patricia Descalzi's photographs of historic sites, continues through Friday, Jan. 31. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday; and 1 to 4:30 p.m., Sunday; $5, $2 ages 7 through 13, free younger than 7, includes admission to tour the park, free to military and their families. Visit tubacpresidiopark.com for more information.
"Walk in the Park" covers basic Sonoran Desert ecology, at 9 a.m., Monday through Saturday. "Birds of Tohono Chul" helps identify both native and migratory species at 8:30 a.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Tours are included with admission; $8, $6 senior, $4 student with valid ID, $2 age 5 through 12, free member or child younger than 5, includes admission to the park. Visit tohonochulpark.org for more information.
All tours are at 10 a.m. "Exploring Tucson Botanical Gardens," is every Friday. "Historical Tour of the Gardens" is the third Thursday of every month. The "Birds and Gardening Tour" is the first and fourth Wednesday of every month through May 28. Tours are included with admission; $13, $4 for children ages 4 through 12, and $12 for students, seniors and military. Visit tucsonbotanical.org for more information and holidays on which the gardens are closed.
A one-hour walking tour of the nature trails takes place at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., Monday through Saturday; $8, $6 senior, $4 student with valid ID, $2 age 5 through 12, free member or child younger than 5, includes admission to the park. Visit tohonochulpark.org for more information.
Learn how the lab melds scientific research with manufacturing techniques to change the way we explore the universe at 1 and 3 p.m., weekdays; $15, $8 for ages 7 through 22. Get a behind-the-scenes look at how giant mirrors are made for telescopes that will probe the limits of outer space and allow astronomers to discover the edges of the universe. Visit mirrorlab.as.arizona.edu/tours for more information.