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 Exotic Sublime | Treading Softly

May 16 – August 5, 2024

Curator’s Talks
Tuesday, May 21 & Thursday, May 23 | 10:00 am
Free with Admission

THE EXOTIC SUBLIME: treading softly presents a contemporary bestiary focused on the many creatures that walk above or live below the earth in the Sonoran Desert. In plain sight or elusive, real and imagined creatures are ever-present, existing, threatened, mysterious, endangered, mystical, and magical. Or extinct. Mammalian, reptilian, amphibian, aquatic, and arthropodous worlds walk, hop, slither, swim, crawl, creep, and bound around us; resilient lifecycles adaptably ever-changing. Or not. We witness – in macrocosm or microcosm – the effects of time in slow dissolution or methodical accretion; cautionary and symbiotic tales combine what this place used to be with what this place will become. The voice in between, the creative and artistic resolve, is a visionary current toward the odd and wondrous grandeur of The Exotic Sublime.

Exhibiting artists: Jo Andersen, Tina Baker, Karen Bell, Sue Bergman, Barbara Jo Borch, Pamela Bosch, Alexander Brauer, Veta Carney, Daniel Cheek, Shari Coia, Katie Cooper, Craig Cully, Ann Dahlgren, Nathen Danforth, Pat Frederick, Bruce Fulton, Art Ramon Garcia, Zach Gordon, David Griffin, Ulli Hain, Charles Hedgcock, Brian Hooker, Helen Kennedy, Samantha Kolb, Scott Larson, William Lesch, Mark Mahaffey, John McNulty, Melanie McPherson, Lydia Miszuk, Terry Moss & Ric Maledón, Rafael Navarro, Cyndy Padilla, Angela Puffer, Lyle Rayfield, Robert Renfrow, Mark Rossi, Dana Smith, Susan Thompson, Gavin Hugh Troy, Bekah Unsworth, John Weitfeldt

Image: clockwise from upper left (details): Craig Cully, Dana Smith, Cyndy Padilla, and Bruce Fulton

10 x 10 | A Fundraiser

Reception with the Artists | Thursday, May 16th | 5:30 – 8 pm | Free and open to the public

Open through May 26, 2024
Exhibit House Entry Gallery


10 x 10 is an invitational exhibition with the many artists who make Tohono Chul’s galleries such a unique experience. 10 x 10 features a wide range of sculpture and paintings, prints, photographs, and mixed media works no larger than 10 inches in any dimension. Each artwork is priced at $100 and can be taken home immediately upon purchase. Artwork on display will change periodically over the course of the exhibition, with new works constantly being revealed. 50% of all sales from 10 x 10 | A Fundraiser fund programs at Tohono Chul.

(Image credits, left to right: Top row— Peggie Thomas, Karen Wright, Veta Carney / Middle row— C.J. Shane, Susan Hildreth, Judith Austin / Bottom row— Handy Beag, David Adix, Norah Siller)

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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