Tucson is a Mini Mecca for the Arts
June 21, 2018

Tucson is a Mini Mecca for the Arts

Did you know that Tucson was labeled as a "mini mecca for the arts" by The Wall Street Journal

The city's artistic mix includes several notable museums.

Here are a few favorites near our apartments in Tucson:

Tucson Desert Art Museum

Step inside the Tucson Desert Art Museum to visualize history through art. It opened in 2013 and is quickly becoming a center for art, culture, and education on the city's east side. The museum's mission is to display art and artifacts of the desert Southwest, and it showcases one of the region's premier collections of Hopi and Navajo pre-1940s textiles. Permanent exhibits include The Weavings of the Dine and The Dawn of American Landscape.

Tucson Museum of Art

Nestled in the Presidio District, the Tucson Museum of Art comprises 74,000 square feet of exhibition space over a four-acre city block. It contains a contemporary main museum as well as several nineteenth-century historic homes that house galleries and a pottery school. Ongoing exhibitions include La Casa Cordova and Photography from the Permanent Collection.

Museum of Contemporary Art

Better known as MOCA, the Museum of Contemporary Art strives to inspire new ways of thinking through the cultivation, exhibition, and interpretation of contemporary art. Established by a group of artists in 1977, it's dedicated to showing the works of artists from around the world. The exhibitions change frequently, and the museum also hosts an array of events throughout the year. Those not to be missed include Third Thursday: Five Minute Film Fest and Pay What You Wish Day. Visitors who wish to improve their artistic skills can enjoy one-day classes that cover various mediums.

These are just a few of the museums near Overlook at Pantano. If you would like to call our community home, please contact us to schedule a tour where we can show you firsthand all we have to offer.