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There is more to art than just canvases and paint dollops on pallets. Travel just a bit north of downtown Tucson, and you will find a true art oasis in the form of the Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block.

Thanks to numerous events—including lectures from visiting artists and scholars, creative workshops and various family programs—and a diverse research library, the museum has something for every artist and art fan.

The museum also hosts some of Tucson’s most mind-tickling art exhibits. In the past, the museum has shown exhibits like La Estrella de Nacimiento, which provided a glimpse of traditional work from Mexico and Peru.

Surrounding the museum is the Historic Block, which includes five houses built between the 1850s and 1907. Guests can walk through the houses and view items from the museum’s art collection.

The Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block combines culture, history, art and creativity to produce one of Tucson’s true cultural gems.

Visit tusonmuseumofart.org for more information.

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Upcoming Events

    Picture This: Art for Families

    Tucson Museum of Art 140 N. Main Ave., Tucson Central


    Families with kids ages 6 through 12 take a guided tour of a current exhibit at 1 p.m., the first Sunday of every month; free. An art project follows. 624-2333

    SmARTy Pants

    Tucson Museum of Art 140 N. Main Ave., Tucson Central


    Children ages 3 and 4 and their adult companions collaborate in hands-on art-making inspired by the current exhibition in the museum, at 10 a.m., the third Saturday of every month; $10 child, $8 member, includes admission to the museum. 624-2333

    Letters to the Future: Black Women/Radical Writing Book Launch at Tucson Museum of Art

    Thu., Oct. 11, 6 p.m.
    Tucson Museum of Art 140 N. Main Ave., Tucson Central


    Featuring a reading and conversation with book editors Dawn Lundy Martin and Erica Hunt and contributors Ruth Ellen Kocher and Giovanni Singleton. 520-626-3765

    The Creative Space

    Tucson Museum of Art 140 N. Main Ave., Tucson Central


    Materials and activities are available in the lobby to encourage families to create museum-inspired artwork; free with admission. 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; and closed Monday and Tuesday; $8, $6 senior and veteran, $3 student with ID, free younger than 13, free the first Sunday of every month. Visit tucsonmuseumofart.org for more information. 624-2333

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