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The Museum educates its guests on the art and history of the Desert Southwest. No where else will you see such a stunning array of contemporary and classic art, Native American textiles and southwestern artifacts. The Museum Store features authentic...more
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First of all, it's bigger than it looks. Secondly, the Navajo weaving of rugs,blankets,clothing were stunning and the history behind them. Perfect place to spend about an hour and a half on a rainy day. The price was reasonable, $8.00 for seniors too. Also liked...More
The Tucson Desert Art Museum is a wonderful collection of local and regional artwork. The displays are dramatic but tasteful. The museum has occasional fundraisers and juried exhibits. It is a great place to spend some quiet indoor time.
The Desert Art Museum is relatively small, but it's a nice collection, well selected and presented. It's especially strong on weavings of the southwest native American tribes, but also has some basketry, pottery, paintings and artifacts in the permanent collection. They also have temporary exhibits....More
Amazing collection of Hopi and Navajo rugs/blankets and pottery. Beautiful building. Several temporary exhibits currently focusing on Tucson and other Arizona hotspots as locations for movies from "Three Amigos" to "Star Wars." A smaller selection of paintings and photographs and interesting biographical information about early...More
This was a very nice museum that contained several types of displays. Ex. Indian rugs, paintings. When we were there, there was a display of movies made in Tucson. I think my favorite, though was all of the old maps on the wall showing how...More
Plan on spending the day, that 's how long it takes to take in all that the museum has to offer. Animals, insects, birds, cactus, just about everything packed into one place. Wear shoes that you don't mind walking in, take a hat and sunscreen....More
Thought we would spend an hour and spent over three. Defiantly a must see. Small entrance charge. Start with the short movie on weaving so get a better perspective on the work and talent that goes into the weavings. Gorgeous perfect examples of tribal designs...More
The Navajo textiles are the highlight of this museum, but there are also some lovely paintings by Chavez. The special exhibit on Hollywood in the Desert was very interesting and well laid out. It would be nice if they allowed photos inside and expanded the...More