Current Exhibitions

Current Exhibitions 2018-10-08T15:20:56+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 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily.

Exhibitions currently on display:


August 23 – November 7, 2018 | Main Gallery

Reception with the Artists | Thursday, August 23rd | 5:30 – 8:00 pm

Out in the desert there is much to be found; behind every rock, stories abound.

Every stratum of earth within the 100,000 square miles of the Sonoran Desert contains the history and lore of the people and creatures that walked them. Since the dawn of time people have visually recorded the events that surrounded them; our present day multicultural civilization is no different.

SONORAN STORIES  will present engaging chronicles of the quixotic oracles, factual histories and puzzling mysteries found in the Sonoran Desert; relayed and conveyed by the creative hands and minds of artists of all kinds. Those Arizona Artists who seem to know every in and out and roundabout the desert offers, proffered with intelligence, emotion, wisdom and wit. Every picture tells a story. Don’t it?

Images (cropped)| clockwise from top left | Alonso Delgadillo, Robert Renfrow, Jeremy Frey, and Patrick Hynes

Image | Kazuma Sambe | Fresh Cactus (wide) | stoneware, underglaze, and glaze – fired to cone 6

IF IT DOESN’T HAVE A HOLE, IT’S A BOWL | Art Planters For Plant People

August 23 – November 7, 2018 | Welcome Gallery

A very special invitational exhibition and sale of ceramic planters; works of art that celebrate the balance of form and function and environment. Featuring Arizona based ceramists: Jan Bell, Rebecca Bish, Sandy Blain, Kazuma Sambe, Sandy Siegel, and Bonita Sur.

10 x 10 | A Fundraiser

October 5 – December 16, 2018 | Entry Gallery

10 x 10 is an invitational exhibition with the many artists who make Tohono Chul‘s galleries such a unique experience. 10 x 10 features a wide range of sculpture and paintings, prints, photographs, and mixed-media works no larger than 10 inches in any dimension. Each artwork is priced at $100 and can be taken home immediately upon purchase. Artwork on display will change periodically over the course of the exhibition, with new works constantly being revealed. The curators will be available Monday – Friday to show additional works that are waiting in the wings. 50% of each sale will fund programming at Tohono Chul.

Image | Nicholas Bernard | Sunset Topography Jug | earthenware

Image | Dee Cox | Lemur | glazed ceramic

 Art du Jour | Dee Cox

January – March, 2018 | Garden Bistro

Art du Jour features artwork by local and regional artists displayed throughout the dinning rooms of the Garden Bistro. The work of longtime Tucson artist, Dee Cox is currently featured in the Bistro. Cox uses her clay forms as a foundation for storytelling. Painting intricately with glazes, she creates works bearing lively narratives that celebrate a wide variety of subjects.

Mark Rossi |Javelina Family| bronze

Sculpture in the Gardens | On the Grounds

Sculpture from Tohono Chul’s Permanent Collection by Mark Rossi, Fred Borcherdt, Kioko Mwitiki, David Weinert, Greg Corman, Ned Egan and others can be discovered throughout the Park.  Works by Tucson artists Phil Lichtenhan, Tidhar Ozeri, and Stuart Ross Snider are on loan from the artists as part of the project Art in the Gardens.

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