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Tucson Desert Art Museum, Tucson

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  • May 8, 2017
    We had heard of this new museum, only three years old, so used a Groupon to check it out yesterday. It was a blustery day in Tucson and a good day to be indoors. What an amazing museum! It is hidden b...  more »
  • April 17, 2017
    A real Gem at the base of Sabino Canyon in Tucson. Great exhibits that are relevant, interesting, beautiful and informative, as well as a great private collection space. A must see!  more »
  • April 17, 2017
    Reviewed this and could not add pictures . Will go back with water and sunscreen. Go early. Frustrated that they could not add pictures when submitted review. Loved the place. Not a "Museum" person. T...  more »
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  • June 15, 2015
    This museum is off the beaten path, and is different from many you will visit. It is about two years young and thus still adding to its displays, which include a large representation of Navajo and other Native American weaving dating from the mid to late 1800's. As a researcher and reporter for SeniorCitizenLocalWeb I visited the museum in June of 2015, and found that the personal there were friendly, and knowledgeable. The museum in addition to the Native America aspect also has a section on advertising during the World War Two period, some Andy Warhol items, and a few ad pieces that would 'shock' many today, but were accepted in the past. There is a small display of women's history that includes clothing, make-up items, and a wall with pictures and write-ups of 'first women', no not the president's wives, but women who made history as being the first to do this or that.. very unique and interesting.. Off to one corner of the museum is a sales floor where you can purchase artworks and other items. The only objection was that no photography is allowed, which this author feels is a mistake; when people take pictures, they show the pictures to others, and thus promote the others to come and see for themselves first hand the beauty of the displays. By refusing to allow photos, the excuse is copyright protection, it limits the audience that may have seen the displays or have interest in visiting. Location, Tucson, Arizona, Tucson Desert Art Museum, Gaslight Square Shopping Center, Tucson, AZ 85715 GPS 32.249931, -110.842018... There is a very large parking lot, and in the rear of the complex are some covered parking spaces. On Sundays there may be 'flee-market' tents set up, and if you are hungry after the museum visit, there is a decent and reasonably priced Mexican Restaurant in the complex..
  • May 28, 2016
    Superb exhibit of Southwestern Art. A little off the beaten path but well worth the time. Bravo Tucson!!
  • January 10, 2016
    Great exhibits. Both permanent and temporary

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