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

Reception with the Artists: Thursday, November 10, 2016 | 5:30 – 8:00 pm

Curator’s Talks: Monday, November 14th and Thursday, November 17th | 10:00 am

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


Featured Artist: Rand Carlson

November 10 – January 8, 2017 | Welcome Gallery 

Tucson artist, Rand Carlson creates extremely distinctive collages from printed and painted tin that he harvests at swap meets and auto graveyards. Each tacked tin collage reveals a sly wit and wry humor the artist has honed since the early 1980’s through his weekly comic strip, Random Shots.






Image . Rand Carlson . Gila Woodpecker . tacked tin collage


10 x 10 | A Fundraiser

October 7 – December 18, 2016 | Entry Gallery


A new invitational exhibition with the many artists who make Tohono Chul such a unique experience. 10 x 10 features a wide range of sculpture and unframed paintings, prints, photographs, and mixed media works no larger than 10 inches in any dimension – all priced at $100.





Image:  Stu Jenks .  Catalina State Park, Arizona . photographic print on paper


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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