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. Galleries in the Exhibit House are open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily.

Exhibitions currently on display:

Rancho Linda Vista

November 15 2019 – February 5, 2020 | Main Gallery

Curator’s Talk | Tuesday November 19 and Thursday November 21 | 10a,m

In 1967, a group of artists decided to create a community in the desert in which to live and create. They settled n the perfect space in the foothills of the Catalina’s near the town or Oracle, renovating an old cattle/guest ranch to meet their needs. Since then, Rancho Linda Vista has been a haven for artists, designers, writers and thinkers. This exhibition will explore the influence and history of this intriguing community and its impact on the arts in Arizona.

Featuring work by:

Joy Fox, Bruce McGrew, Kelly Griffith, James G. Davis, Mary Anne Davis, Turner Davis, Imo Baird, Selina Littler, Nicolas Baird, Danielle Neibling, Judith Stewart, Chuck Sternberg, Matthias Düwel, Emily Stern Düwel, Jean Stern, David Jaffrey, Arnold Nelson, Andrew Rush, Pat Dolan, and Charles Littler

Image | Rancho Linda Vista Panorama 1968 and 2013 | photograph


10 x 10 | A Fundraiser

October 4 – December 22, 2019 | 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. With over 580 pieces by 83 artists, artwork on display will change periodically over the course of the exhibition, with new works constantly being revealed. The curators will be available Monday – Friday to show additional works that are waiting in the wings. 50% of each sale will fund programming at Tohono Chul.

Image left | Ruben Urrea Moreno  | Harris Hawk | mixed media on reclaimed wood

Image right | Alonso Delgadillo  | Sahuaro 2 | graphite on paper


Jim Waid | The Rancho Linda Vista Drawings

November 15, 2019 – February 5, 2020 | Welcome Gallery

This exhibition will feature a collection of drawings completed during a residency at Rancho Linda Vista by Tucson artist, Jim Waid.

Image | Jim Waid | RLV 10-17-05 . Ink study no. 24 |ink on Strathmore Bristol paper


Image | William Lesch | Ocotillo Jungle | archival pigment print

Art du Jour | William Lesch

December 2018 – August 2019 | Garden Bistro

Art du Jour features artwork by local and regional artists displayed throughout the dinning rooms of the Garden Bistro. The work of longtime Tucson artist, William Lesch is currently featured in the Bistro. Lesch is one of the region’s most recognized artists. He is an extraordinary photographer and a meticulous craftsman. He finds this world a miraculous place, and photography a means to explore it. More works by William Lesch are on exhibit in the Welcome Gallery of the Tohono Chul Exhibit House – he is the Featured Artist through February 6, 2019.

Image | Mark Rossi | Javelina Family | bronze

Sculpture in the Gardens | On the Grounds

Sculpture from Tohono Chul’s Permanent Collection by Mark Rossi, Fred Borcherdt, Kioko Mwitiki, David Weinert, Greg Corman, Ned Egan and others can be discovered throughout the Park.  Works by Tucson artists Phil Lichtenhan, Tidhar Ozeri, and Stuart Ross Snider are on loan from the artists as part of the project Art in the Gardens.


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