Current Exhibitions

Current Exhibitions 2017-06-14T08:26:43+00:00

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.




April 27 – August 13, 2017 | Main Gallery

TUESDAY ART TALK with Jim Waid! | June 27th 12:00 pm, Main Gallery

ARIZONA ABSTRACT creates a visual document concerned with the true essence of the abstract elements found in nature and of the abstract ideas developed in the studio. The exhibition celebrates what a phenomenally abstract place Arizona is and the phenomenal abstract artists that live and work here.

Image . Christopher Allison . Nocturnal Sonoran Star, Tucson, AZ . heavily modified photographic print

Permanent Collection | NEW PERSPECITIVES III

April 27 – August 13, 2017 | Welcome Gallery

Permanent Collection | New Perspectives III is the third survey of objects from Tohono Chul’s Permanent Collection curated by Tohono Chul’s valued Docents and Volunteers. Serving as Guest Curators for 2017 are: Olivia Carey, Kate Porter, Martin Randall, and Maya Seraphin.

Image . Noreen Simplico . Olla with Pueblo . polychrome ceramic

Queen of the Night

June 9 – July 23, 2017 | Entry Gallery

Bloom Night is rapidly approaching! To celebrate the beloved Peniocereus greggii or night-blooming cereus, we are paying homage to the Queen of the Night in all her glory. The exhibit includes objects from Tohono Chul’s permanent collection in addition to artwork by talented regional artists in a variety of media.

Image:  Ron Cornett .  Queen of the Night . acrylic on canvas

Art du Jour | Amanda Rohrbach

May 18 – September 7, 2017 | Garden Bistro

Art du Jour features artwork by local and regional artists displayed throughout the dinning rooms of the Garden Bistro. The work of Amanda Rohrbach is currently featured in the Bistro. Amanda is a Tucson native who grew up admiring the beautiful Arizona night skies. This lifelong passion inspired her to study Astronomy and Physics at the University of Arizona, and she now works to capture the wonder of those skies in her photography. Previously an aerospace engineer, she is now a nature and portrait photographer. Amanda lives in Tucson with her husband and two young sons, and together they explore beautiful Arizona and beyond.

Image . Amanda Rohrbach . Baby Hummingbird – Young Anna’s . photographic print

Sculpture in the Gardens
Continuing through summer | On the Grounds

Sculpture from Greg Corman, Spencer Edgerton, Phil Lichtenhan, Tidhar Ozeri, and Stuart Ross Snider can be discovered throughout the park through summer.

Image:   Spencer Edgerton . Large Devil’s Claw (Proboscidea Parviflora) . bronze


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