The Exhibits Program at Tohono Chul presents visual stories linking the nature, culture and arts of the Southwest. Focusing on the work of regional artists, we display vibrant works of art in a diverse array of thematic group exhibits. The charming adobe Exhibit House, built as a private home in 1937, is an ideal environment for visitors to view Southwestern artworks. Galleries in the Exhibit House are open 9:00am – 5:00pm daily.



Sonoran Symbiosis

November 10 – February 8, 2017 | Main Gallery


Sonoran Symbiosis investigates the delicate balance of nature in the Sonoran Desert region. The exhibit reveals the ever present, sometimes hidden, complexities and curiosities that exist between the varied flora and fauna that make the Sonoran Desert the most biologically diverse desert in North America.





Image . William Lesch . Gila Monster on Saguaro Skin . photography


Roland and Lila Wadsworth Bolo Tie Collection

January 13 – February 8, 2017 | Welcome Gallery

The exhibition features some of the most unique bolo ties in Roland and Lila Wadsworth’s collection. All bolo ties will be offered for sale with 100% of the proceeds going to benefit Tohono Chul.

Roland “Bob” Wadsworth was chief engineer for many projects on the Navajo reservation and became an admirer and friend of many talented artists and craftsmen. His fascination with beautiful bolo ties began with the purchase of his first one and the determination to never wear an ordinary tie again.


Image . Benjy and Shirley Tzuni . Inlay and Needlepoint Sunface


Shaped by Hand | Works on and of Paper

December 23 – March 12, 2017 | Entry Gallery


A survey of artwork by PaperWorks the Sonoran Collective for paper and book artists. The exhibit was juried by Tucson based artist, book maker, and teacher, Amanda Beekuizen-Williams. The paper on display has been painted, cut, stitched beaded, burned, scored, marked, collaged, folded, pulped, and shaped by member artists of this unique and eclectic art group.





Image:  Margaret Suchland .  Signs and Symbols III . monoprint with collage and handwork


Sculpture in the Gardens
Continuing through summer | On the Grounds

Sculpture from Jeffrey DaCosta, Spencer Edgerton, Phil Lichtenhan, Tidhar Ozeri, Stuart Ross Snider, Jeanie Thorn, and Ira Wiesenfeld can be discovered throughout the park through summer.






Image:   Jeffrey Dacosta . Rain Catchers . cast and fabricated aluminum

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