Current Exhibitions

Current Exhibitions 2017-08-16T19:56:38+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.



Día de los Muertos

August 24 – November 8, 2017 | Main Gallery

Reception with the artists: Thursday, August 24th | 5:30 – 8:00 pm

 Curator’s Talk: Tuesday, August 29th and Thursday, August 31st | 10:00 am

The celebration of El Día de los Muertos is a joyful occasion of remembrance, involving feasts and festivities through which death is recognized as a part of the natural process of living. Contemporary celebrations of this holiday bear both ancient traditions and a modern flair and have become a rich part of Tucson’s cultural heritage. Día de los Muertos is the ninth biennial exhibition since our inaugural El Día de los Muertos: Traditions, Offerings, and Contemporary Expressions in 2000, and features a very special Community Ofrenda designed and created by Patricia and Adam Silva.

Image . Chuck LaVoie . SKULL . mixed media (license plates on wood backing)

Featured Artist: Timothy Schirack

August 24 – November 8, 2017 | Welcome Gallery

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 . Calavera Ant . mixed media on paper

Call and Response II

July 28 – October 1, 2017 | Entry Gallery

Tuesday Art Talk with Mary Vaneecke | Tuesday, September 12th – 12:00 pm

This exhibition creates a visual call and response to the objects of the permanent collection. This is the second year we have invited local artists working in different media to visit the permanent collection and create contemporary responses to the objects chosen. 2017 participating artists include: Linda Friedman, Susan Libby, Katherine Monaghan, Todd Ros, and Mary Vaneecke.

Image: (left)  Michael Chiago .  Desert at Night . gouache on illustration board, (right) Mary Vaneecke . Dark Desert Skies . fiber

Art du Jour | Amanda Rohrbach

May 18 – September 7, 2017 | Garden Bistro — Exhibit extended through the end of September!

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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