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.




February 16 – April 19, 2017 | Main Gallery
OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, February 16  5:30 – 8:00 pm
CURATOR’S TALKS: Tuesday, February 21 and Thursday, February 23 at 10 a.m.

In the Sonoran Desert the transition of day into night and back again is an ever-changing display that exhibits the subtle and dramatic effects of light and darkness. Beaming sunrises and burning sunsets signal the sequence of the diurnal, the crepuscular, and the nocturnal.  The cycle of each day affects not only the colors of the earth and the sky but also the movements and lives of the plants and the creatures that inhabit them.


Image . Brian Hooker . Night Vision . photography


Featured Artist: Alexandra Bowers

February 16 – April 19, 2017 | Welcome Gallery

Arizona artist, Alexandra Bowers creates work inspired by her immediate surroundings. Delicate compositions of flora and fauna found in the desert are exquisitely burned into wooden panels and serve as symbols of the natural world and our place in it.


Image . Alexandra Bowers . Microcosmic Dandelion . wood burning/water color


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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