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Current Exhibitions 2017-04-19T15:45:52+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

Reception with the Artists: Thursday, April 27, 2017 | 5:30 – 8:00 pm

Curator’s Talks: Tuesday, May 2nd and Thursday, May 4th | 10:00 am

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 Perspectives 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 . Jimmie Kewanwytewa . Koyemsi (Mudhead) Katsina . painted and carved wood, feathers, string . Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Robert Wilson . 86.2.22


Charles Hedgcock | Drawn by the Sun

March 17 – April 30, 2017 | Entry Gallery

Charles Hedgcock gathers detritus from the desert floor and utilizes an experimental photographic process that produces images that all share an unpredictable and ethereal beauty drawn by the sun.




Image:  Charles Hedgcock .  Ocotillo, Fouquieria splendens . lumen print

Art du Jour | Timothy Schirack

March 16 – May 11, 2017 | Garden Bistro

Reception with the artist: Thursday, March 16th | 5:30 – 8:00 pm

Art du Jour features artwork by local artists displayed throughout the dinning rooms of the Garden Bistro. Featured artist, Timothy Schirack moved to Tucson seven years ago with his wife and sons to soak up inspiration from the magnificent desert. He is inspired by the flora and fauna, so wildly different than his native Ohio landscape. His work is about breaking down complicated forms to their essence and infusing them with the unique colors of the Southwest.






Image . Timothy Schirack . Three Lizards . acrylic on canvas


Sculpture in the Gardens
Continuing through summer | On the Grounds

Sculpture from 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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