Tucson, Arizona is home to an incredible community of creative people. Southwest Contemporary visited in November 2023 to discover the local art scene.
Blue Lotus Artists’ Collective, or BLAC, is a new Tucson gallery—and perhaps the first of its kind—dedicated to elevating local, national, and international Black artists.
Snakebite Creation Space’s Geneva Foster Gluck and Racheal Rios invite artists to install exhibitions that push their practices in new directions while challenging the constraints of a typical gallery show.
Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson, known as MOCA Tucson, supports regional and local artists through grants, community events, peer connections, and more. Here’s why artists and curators say that matters.
Time Travelers: Foundations, Transformations, and Expansions at the Centennial reconsiders the complex relationships of select artworks in relation to the past, present, and future. On view at the Tucson Museum of Art March 17–October 6, 2024.
Arizona Biennial 2023, a six-month showcase at the Tucson Museum of Art, includes sixty-seven works by fifty-six artists selected by curator Taína Caragol.
All Things Visible: Author Lydia Millet on the Sonoran Desert, Strange Morphologies, and Small Acts of Courage
Tucson-based author Lydia Millet reflects on themes of climate change, place, and privilege in her new book Dinosaurs.
Sunsets at Everybody in Tucson is a group exhibition of 16mm video, silver-gelatin prints, and sculptural fabrications that share formally austere and technically complex approaches to composition.