Tucson and the outlying Southern Arizona area have plenty of museums to keep you cool on a hot afternoon. We have written reviews, stories and events on several of them below. Many are of interest to kids. You may access these features from the Table of Contents below or scroll down to browse the excerpts.
See our article on History Museums here.
We have several videos on the most prominent of these museums. Use the Arrows to scroll through these videos.
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Art Museums Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block Today the Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block encompasses an entire city block in historic downtown, and features original and traveling exhibitions focusing on Art of Latin America, Art of the American West, Modern and Contemporary Art and Asian Art as well as tours, education programs, studio art classes, and a museum store. The Historic Block includes the J. Knox Corbett House, the Fish House, … Continue reading
Art Museums Here is our list of Art Museums found around Tucson and Southern Arizona. The art on display in these museums are not for sale. The museums exist on donations, memberships and fees for admission. We will be publishing a list of some of the more prevalent Art Galleries, as well as galleries and exhibits in Parks and Gardens later in the month. Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block Today the Tucson Museum … Continue reading
AMERIND AUTUMN FEST 2014 CELEBRATES APACHE CULTURE The Amerind Museum is one of Southern Arizona Guide’s favorite attractions. It is located in beautiful Texas Canyon and will hold its Annual Autumn Fest October 18, 2014. The day-long event will celebrate the culture of the Apache Native people with food, family games, artists, singing and dancing. One noted performance is the internationally renowned “Yellow Bird Dancers” of the Arikara, Hidatsa and Apache tribes. They will perform … Continue reading
Kelly Wiehe, Director of Communications and External Affairs for the Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, recently gave me a tour of the Museum to show me their plans to expand and enhance the Museum’s exhibit space. The remodeling is scheduled to take place July 9 – October 20, 2017, and the main galleries will be closed during construction. The rest of the TMA campus, including the historic properties, will be free admission during … Continue reading
Bill Hunley is the manager of the Bird Cage Theater, Tombstone’s most notorious saloon, gambling hall, and house of ill-repute. It’s been in his family since the 1930’s. The Bird Cage is now a museum, but what an extraordinary museum it is. Watch the video to get a glimpse.Continue reading
Copper, lots of copper, once made Bisbee the biggest, most prosperous city between St. Louis and San Francisco. The Director of the Bisbee Mining and Historical Museum, a long-time resident, shares her sense of this grand city of the Old West. Visiting Bisbee is like going back in time more than a hundred years.Continue reading
The Center for Creative Photography houses an extensive collection of North America’s most legendary photographers, including Ansel Adams and Edward Weston. Periodically, it also exhibits some of the most important photographers of the recent past. If you love photography, this place is a must-visit. CCP is not easy to find, so pay attention to the map below. Paid parking is available in the parking garage on the NE corner of Speedway and Park. Walk east … Continue reading
Children and Family Museums Are you looking for museums that would be suitable for your children, which will be captivating, fun and educational? How about some of these? Some of these are good for children with a short attention span and some for the whole day. Many of these have special programs and events for children of all ages. Take a look! The Mini-Time Machine: Museum of Miniatures This museum was created by founders, Patricia … Continue reading
When our 4 grandchildren were young, my job as Grandpa was weekly field trips. I would scout out venues that were educational, but also interesting to young people. We ranged all over Southern California taking in the zoos, railroad parks, natural history museums, including the La Brea Tar Pits, historic forts, old movie sets, Griffith Park Observatory, and so much more. I looked for places where they could learn about the world, but also burn … Continue reading
Ted DeGrazia was a world-renowned artist who, with his Native American friends, built one of the world’s most unique art galleries to showcase his work. However you describe his art, I’m sure your visit to the DeGrazia Gallery In The Sun in Northeast Tucson will be a most interesting and enjoyable outing.Continue reading