I added new information about this special Tucson Museum of Art event Friday night October 17th. Neighbor Roy & I will be there and hope to see you there too. Ms. Karen & I have been members of the Tucson Museum of Art since we moved here 11 year ago and have met many wonderful people there, not to mention the Museum’s wonderful exhibitions through the years. The benefits of membership are awesome! Tucson Museum of Art: Highly Recommended!
MEMBERS RECEPTION, 6:00–7:00PM
Museum members are welcome to attend a celebration before the exhibition opens to
the public. Light fare will be available in the lobby alongside a cash bar featuring wine
and beer. Planet of the Crepes will be serving food throughout the evening and Café a
la C’Art will be open for dinner 5:00–10:00 PM. Enjoy live music by Tiempo Nuevo
Big Band in the Plaza of the Pioneers from 6:00–7:30 PM. If you have a friend, guest,
or family member who would like to attend, bring them along for only $10. To join
TMA and attend the opening for FREE, please call Membership at 520-624-2333 or
join online at TucsonMuseumofArt.org.
The Tucson Museum of Art always has worthwhile exhibitions, both permanent and traveling collections, plus engaging lectures, classes, and workshops. But this newest exhibition, opening October 18, 2014, will be one of the most impressive in Tucson’s history because it features a stellar list of artists from the past two centuries. To celebrate its arrival in the Old Pueblo, our Art Museum is throwing a big party on the night before the exhibition officially opens.
The exhibition is titled: The Figure Examined: Masterworks from the Kasser Art Foundation. One hundred and twenty works of art show the portrayal of the human figure through paintings, sculpture, and works on paper by noted 19th– and 20th-century European and American artists. Included in the exhibition are works by Pablo Picasso, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Mary Cassatt, Diego Rivera, Henri Matisse, Alberto Giacometti, Edgar Degas, Andy Warhol, Auguste Rodin, and so many other great artists.
In The Figure Examined, concepts of beauty and notions of universal and individual identity are revealed through the aesthetics of the human form, the earliest, most dominant and inexhaustible subject of art.
The Figure Examined lets us observe the many ways in which crucial cultural, historic, and social events affected art movements over the span of approximately 175 years. With a focus on the human figure, the exhibition traces social ideals, artistic movements, philosophical and political theories, stylistic trends, and experimentation with media during this dynamic and rapidly changing period in art.
“This is an unprecedented exhibition in the Southwest,” says Julie Sasse, Chief Curator and Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, “I have been honored and excited to work with Joann Stuhr, Curator of the Kasser Mochary Art Foundation. More than a third of the pieces in this exhibition have never been seen in America.”
The general public is invited to the Opening Reception Celebration at 7:00 PM on Friday, October 17, 2014. START hosts Art After Dark in the Museum lobby and grounds, including a performance by the 16-piece Tiempo Nuevo Big Band at 7:00, and a special performance by Cirque Roots with art making activities throughout the evening. At 9:00 PM Don’t Blink Burlesque presents a Moulin Rouge-inspired performance. Music will be provided by Satyr Entertainment and beverages will be available at our cash bar throughout the evening. $10 at the door, free for members.
Tucson Museum of Art & Historic Block
140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701