Upcoming Exhibitions


August 30 – November 6, 2019 | Main Gallery

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

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…

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Image from left to right | Patricia Silva | Sonoran Amor | Jennifer Eschedor | Skull with Flowers | Stu Jenks | Pamela’s Baby Rocking Chair installation


July 26 – September 28, 2019| Entry Gallery

Tohono Chul’s Permanent Collection is a wonderful introduction to the cultures and traditions of the region. With over 350 objects created primarily by indigenous people of the Southwest, the collection is small enough to become familiar with quickly yet broad enough to capture and hold the imagination. Culled from the modern era, the early 20th century to the present, the objects in their beauty, craftsmanship, and function are reflections of tradition, ceremony, and assimilation.

The idea behind Call and Response IV comes from the world of music in which a call and response is a sequence of two distinct phrases usually played by different musicians; where the second phrase is heard as a direct commentary on or a response to the first. This exhibition presents a visual call and response to the objects of the Permanent Collection. Five Tucson artists from different backgrounds and disciplines were invited to visit the collection and to select work that called to them and then respond to it through the contemporary filter of personal experience. Paul Anders-Stout, Annie Gordon, Susan Hildreth, Kate Long Hodges and Guna Mundheim have created intriguing conceptual, formal, and aesthetic dialogues that move back and forth between the function and utility of tradition and the modern notion of beauty and concept as the endgame.

Image left| Annie Gordon | Tobacco Flower Katsina | cotton and thread with acetate ribbon and rick rack

Image right| Gerry Quotskuyva | Tsitoto Tobacco Flower Katsina |  cottonwood root and acrylic paint | ACNO 2008.3.1


January 18 – July 26, 2020 | Gardens

Since its founding, Tohono Chul has served as a model of sustainable living with the surrounding natural environment, promoting habitat protection and gardening practices that attract native wildlife, particularly pollinators. Now, thanks to a generous $5,000 grant from TEP, we are launching a new project — Home Sweet Habitat — which demonstrates creative ways to provide habitat for local, native pollinators while partnering with local artists, pollinator experts, businesses and other non-profits in a visitor-friendly format.

Artists are asked to design and create habitat solutions for bats, bees, birds and butterflies, using recycled and repurposed materials. The chosen artists will have the guidance of local experts to ensure their designs functionality and a $250 honorarium for creating the habitat. Completed habitats will be installed in the gardens, opening with the Tohono Chul Members Reception in January and culminating with the Adopt-a-Bee Pollinator Party in June. Interpretive labels, maps, and handouts with suggestions for do-it-yourself pollinator habitats/gardens at home will accompany this outdoor exhibition.

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Image | Greg Croman with Tidhar Ozeri | Native Bee Habitat| steel and reclaimed wood

Entry Gallery Project Space

The Entry Gallery Project Space offers Arizona artists an intimate space for cohesive projects. The 2018-2019 Exhibition Calendar will see Olivier Dubois Cherrier | December 21 – January 27; Laurie McKenna | February 1 – March 17; Timothy Mosman | March 22 – April 28; and Debra Kay | May 3 – June 9.


Images (cropped) | clockwise from top left | Olivier Dubois Cherrier | It’s Only A Matter Of Time; Laurie McKenna | selected works from the UNDESIRABLES project; Timothy Mosman | One Painter’s Process; Debra Kay | The Mighty Saguaro

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