Current Exhibitions

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. 50% all exhibit sales help fund programs at Tohono Chul.

Questions? Please contact the Exhibits Department,

Exhibitions currently on display:

The Elements – Fire

FIRE is the third exhibition in the series, The ELEMENTS. The series investigates how artists utilize the elements of earth, air, fire, and water as medium, process, and subject. And how, when seen as a subject, these elements reflect some of the social, economic, political, and environmental issues Arizona currently faces.

FIRE is here. EARTH and AIR have come and gone. WATER will follow.

The crux of each installment is to contemplate human presence and responsibility (or lack of); move toward, hover, and dig at the intersection of art and science, all the while remaining focused on medium, process, and subject; never losing sight of the beauty, wonder, and essence before you.

Approximately 70 pieces of art by over 50 artists including:

David Adix, Jo Andersen, Debbie Angel, Carolee Asia, Sue Bergman, Nicholas Bernard, Rebecca Bish, Barbara Jo, Brian Bystedt, Troy and Lauren Cammack, Veta Carney, Sasha Case, David Collis, James Cook, Vickie Donkersley, Karina Fassett, Patti Gardiner, Bonnie Gibson, Steve Grater, Lyn Hart, V. Highton, Tracy Ann Holmes, Bryan Hooker, Stu Jenks, Bettina, Margit Kagerer, Patricia Katchur, Albert Kogel, David Knorr, Kate Long Hodges, Ruthie Marchand, Anne Muñoz, Catherine Nash, Rachel Nelson, Katherine Nesci, Angela Puffer, Lyle Rayfield, Josh Schachter, Timothy Schirack, Carrie Seid, Monique van Gent Sidy, Ted Springer, Diane Taylor, Matthew Valiquette, Victoria Westover, Ira Wiesenfeld, Dennis Wunsch and Quilt for a Cause

image . Anne Muñoz . Perfect Storm . quilted batik


Entry Gallery | August 5 – 23 October 2022

GATHERING features works on paper Michael Chiago created especially for Tohono Chul’s Saguaro Discovery Trail alongside baskets, folk art, and pottery from our Permanent Collection. The exhibition communicates togetherness and fosters community; while simultaneously recognizing the generous gifts that have enabled us to gather a cohesive collection of nature, art, and culture. A Permanent Collection to be shared by all.


August 25 – November 9, 2022

an invitational exhibition that surveys the work of Arizona ceramists: Nicolas Bernard (Scottsdale), Rebecca Bish (Tucson), Sandy Blain (Tempe), Chandra Hershey-Lear (Tucson), Matthew Valiquette (Tucson), and Nan Wollman (Tucson)

Roy J. Kurtz Collection of American Indian Art

Education Center

Tohono Chul’s Permanent Collection is growing with the acquisition of Roy J. Kurtz Collection of American Indian Art. The Roy J. Kurtz Collection is vast and will provide endless possibilities for Tohono Chul’s Education and Exhibits programs for years to come. This exhibition will provide the first look at this large collection of baskets and American Indian artwork.

Art in the Gardens


Sculpture from Tohono Chul’s Permanent Collection including Mark Rossi, Fred Borcherdt, Kioko Mwitiki, David Weinert, Greg Corman, Ned Egan, along with work for sale by Tucson artists Joy Fox, Phil Lichtenhan, Tidhar Ozeri and more can be discovered throughout the gardens.

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