Current Exhibitions

Current Exhibitions 2017-10-13T10:31:15+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.



Tuesday Art Talk | Katherine Monaghan Rescheduled! | October 24th, 12:00 pm, Main Gallery

Día de los Muertos

August 24 – November 8, 2017 | Main Gallery

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 . Black Agave . watercolor and ink on paper

10 x 10 | A Fundraiser

October 6 – December 17, 2017 | Entry Gallery

10 x 10 celebrates the many artists who have made the exhibits at Tohono Chul shine throughout the past year. The exhibition offers a rare opportunity to see work by many of our highly-talented regional artists all together in one gallery. Eclectic and energetic, this exhibition features sculpture and unframed paintings, prints, photographs and mixed media works that are all no larger than 10 inches in size and all priced at $100; offering the perfect opportunity to collect a work of art by a favorite artist or make a new discovery.

Image: Sandra Luehrsen .  Desert 5 Spot . earthenware, glazes, over glazes, nichrome wire


Art du Jour | Alexandra Bowers

October – December, 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 Alexandra Bowers is currently featured in the Bistro. Bowers is a Phoenix based artist who is inspired by her natural surrounding environment. Bowers uses data collected during her explorations to produce wood burned studies of the plants and animals that she finds along the way. Her work brings awareness to the unique plant and animal species that survive in an extremely harsh climate while simultaneously adapting to human encroachment.

Image . Alexandra Bowers . Feathers . wood burning

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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