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Museum of Contemporary Art

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Museum of contemporary art in Tucson, AZ represents and displays contemporary art by artists from Tucson and the rest of the world. The museum is located in a former fire station and has a huge "great" room, which used to house the fire trucks. The museum exhibits unique contemporary art displays of paintings, prints, multimedia, drawings, interiors, ceramics, sculptures and more by local and international artists. Exhibits change frequently.

Things to Do

  • Art lovers should visit the museum of contemporary art to view amazing and unique art collection, plenty of permanent exhibits to see.
  • The current exhibit Max Estenger displays contemporary paintings and sculptures by the New York-based artist.
  • Tucson-born Nicole Miller exhibit displays installation of video projections showing people, places and architecture.
  • For all exhibit displays paintings, ceramics, drawings that are focused on providing therapeutic support for adults with disabilities.
  • Color days provide fun activity for children under 8 years of age, kids can create art pieces and adults can learn about art history.
  • Young fauves is a free activity for kids in the ages 9-13, where kids can make paintings, collages, drawings, sculptures and much more.

Museum of Contemporary Art Insider Tips

  • Free entry for all last Sunday of each month; and members are always admitted for free.
  • Free parking is available in the neighborhood directly south of Cushing Street.
  • This museum holds special exhibitions throughout the year but only has a few items in its permanent collection. We recommend checking on what an exhibition's focus is before deciding on whether to visit this museum.
  • The museum's entrance is hard to see on Church Avenue, as it is set way back from the street. Look for the closed fire station doors, which is the best way to identify its location.

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