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BEST Things To Do In Tucson

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  • Carnival of Illusion

    Carnival of Illusion

    Scottish Rite Grand Parlour
    160 S Scott Ave.
    Tucson, AZ 85701

    Carnival of Illusion is an evening of Old-World Magic in the style of classic entertainers such as Buster Keaton, Mae West, Gypsy Rose Lee, and Harry Houdini. The hosts have performed as house entertainers at the world's top resorts, Fortune 100 CEOs, to the 200 Most Powerful Women in America and operate the longest-running Arizona theater show. Carnival of Illusion is “Magic, Mystery, and OOOH La La.”

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  • The Retablo of Ciudad Rodrigo

    The Retablo of Ciudad Rodrigo

    University of Arizona Art Museum
    University of Arizona, 1031 Olive Rd.
    Tucson, AZ 85721

    The Altarpiece of Ciudad Rodrigo is a jewel of the University of Arizona Museum of Art's collection and one of the most important works produced in 15th-century Spain. This altarpiece, also called a retablo, was made for the cathedral of the city (Ciudad) Rodrigo in the province of Salamanca, Spain, between the years 1480 and 1488, and after 1493. This exhibit is on permanent display, Tuesday-Sunday, at the University of Arizona Museum of Art.

  •  What is the color, when black is burned? The Gold War. Part 1.

    What is the color, when black is burned? The Gold War. Part 1.

    University of Arizona – Museum of Art
    1031 N. Olive Rd.
    Tucson, AZ 85721

    For the past ten years, Frohawk Two Feathers (the alias of artist Umar Rashid), has recounted the epic story of a composite and fictitious Frenglish Empire. Frengland and its characters are entirely of the artist’s imagination, but the storytelling critiques the very real and problematic history of recounting history. Through his use of Greco-Roman and Egyptian iconography, and references to tattoos and hip hop, Two Feathers encourages viewers to reflect on how certain events in history become truths, while others are relegated to the background or forgotten entirely. In What is the color, when black is burned? The Gold War. Part 1., the Frenglish Empire has come to Tucson where the narrative of Frengland will unfold against the backdrop of Southern Arizona’s local history. What will happen next?

  • UA Museum of Art Exhibition: 6 & 6

    UA Museum of Art Exhibition: 6 & 6

    University of Arizona Museum of Art & Archive of Visual Arts
    1031 North Olive Road
    Tucson, AZ 85721

    Both science and art start with basic observations of the world around us. Science takes that inspiration and makes it empirical, and art conceptualizes such catalysts. To showcase life in the Sonoran Desert, the Next Generation Sonoran Desert Researchers (N-Gen) Arts and Science Initiative forged a collaboration between artists and scientists. Six artists and six scientists were paired together to foster cross-pollination in research methods and to create a shared vision. This exhibition is the manifestation of their collaborative research that depicts life in the Sonoran Desert and articulates a sense of place, at the University of Arizona Museum of Art.

  • Woven Through Time: American Treasures of Native Basketry & Fiber Art

    Woven Through Time: American Treasures of Native Basketry & Fiber Art

    University of Arizona
    1013 E. University Boulevard
    Tucson, AZ 85721

    Arizona State Museum's new permanent exhibit features a sampling of the more than 35,000 specimens of basketry and other fiber art in the museum's extensive collection, ranging from millennia-old objects to modern-day masterpieces that celebrate the Southwestern U.S. region's ancient and abiding fiber-weaving traditions. ASM’s total assemblage of basketry and fiber art specimens dating back some 8,000 years represents the major indigenous basket-making cultures from across North America. The museum's unparalleled collection of basketry and pottery has been designated an American Treasure by the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Save America’s Treasures Program.

  • Richard Avedon: Relationships

    Richard Avedon: Relationships

    Center for Creative Photography
    University of Arizona 1030 N. Olive Rd.
    Tucson, AZ 85721

    The exhibit, drawn from the Richard Avedon collection at the Center for Creative Photography, presents 80 portrait and fashion photographs – ranging from the 1950s to the early 2000s – including examples of Avedon’s large-scale prints. The exhibition will explore three kinds of “relationships” in Avedon’s life and work: the interactions between the figures within the frame, the partnerships Avedon formed with longstanding subjects, and importantly, the relationship between Richard Avedon and the Center for Creative Photography. Avedon’s works, which he personally selected for donation to the Center, enrich the collection through the importance of the subjects he photographed, the widespread circulation of his images through publication, Avedon’s unique and influential photographic approach, and his blurring of the line between artistic and commercial production. The exhibition will feature film footage and related documents to tell the story of Avedon’s choice to invest in the Center as a recipient of his photographs, and will explore the range of photographs he gifted to the institution. Visit today to experience the rich heritage of modern North American photography. Free and open to the public.