Upcoming 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% of all exhibit sales help fund programs at Tohono Chul.

Questions? Please contact the Exhibits Department, exhibits@tohonochul.org

Upcoming Exhibitions:


The Exotic Sublime | On Plants

August 22 – November 3, 2024

Deadline for Entries: July 16, 2024

THE EXOTIC SUBLIME on plants will present a contemporary florilegium of plant life in the Sonoran Desert. Plants of all shapes and sizes, from basin to range, survive across five seasons— they seed, climb, roll, spread, poke, bloom, root, stem, branch, wither, bud, flower, and fruit. Mysterious, mystical, and magical life cycles thriving or threatened adaptably ever-changing. 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.

Artists from the region are encouraged to submit 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional works in any media for consideration – video and creative writing submissions are also welcome. Sonoran Desert plants can be utilized as subject, medium, or process.

Click here for the complete prospectus.

Image: clockwise from upper left (details): Margit Kagerer, Aimee Smythe, Barbara Rogers, and Jimmy Fike


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