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:

DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS

August 30 – November 6, 2019 | Main Gallery

Art Talk | Antonio C. Estrada and Gloria J. Valenzuela | Sunday, October 20 | 11:30 am | Main Gallery

The celebration of El Día de los Muertos is a joyful occasion of remembrance, involving feasts and festivities through which death is recognized as a part of the natural process of living. Contemporary celebrations of this holiday bear both ancient traditions and a modern flair and have become a rich part of Tucson’s cultural heritage. This exhibition celebrates the creative ways artists honor and enliven this deeply meaningful holiday through artistic expressions of personal and universal significance.

Artists from the region are invited to submit 2-dimensional or 3-dimensional works in any media for consideration in this juried exhibition. Submitted artwork must creatively explore the essence and emotion of this traditional Mexican holiday. The imagery, symbols, and motifs are endless: memorials and remembrances, altars and shrines, paper banners (papel picado), flowers, candles, saints, graveside vigils, pageantry, sugar skulls, skeletons…

Images clockwise from top left, cropped | Manuel Fontes |Stu Jenks | Bettina Jones James Burton 


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


If It Doesn’t Have a Hole, It’s a Bowl Art Planters for Plant People

August 30 – November 6, 2019 | Welcome Gallery

Reception with the Artists | Thursday, September 5 | 5:30 – 8:00 pm

A very special invitational exhibition and sale of ceramic planters; works of art that celebrate the balance of form and function and environment.

Image | Rebecca Bish | stoneware


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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