Tucson Museum of Art

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Tucson, AZ




Resource Library articles and essays honoring the American experience through its art:

Big Skies/Hidden Stories: Ellen Wagener Pastels (3/4/16)

The Western Hero in Print; essay by Christine C. Brindza (1/28/16)

Western Heroes of Pulp Fiction: Dime Novel to Pop Culture (11/5/15)

Horses of the West: Power, Freedom, and Friendship (3/2/15)


"One of the Bunkhouse Boys: Duane Bryers and His Studio" by Christine C. Brindza (10/1/14)

Trails to Rails: John Mix Stanley and the Pacific Railroad Survey of the 1850s (3/10/14)

Common Ground: The Still Life Paintings of William Shepherd (b.1943) and The Dutch Renaissance (1600-1800); essay by Christine C. Brindza (1/16/14)


Common Elegance: The Still Life Paintings of William Shepherd (11/21/13)

DeGrazia: A Modernist Perspective (8/11/09)

Deborah Butterfield (6/8/06)


Painted Essays: William Keith's Landscapes of the West (8/13/04)

Serenading the Light: Painters of the Desert Southwest at the Tucson Museum of Art (5/12/04)

Sunlight and Shadow: American Impressionism 1885-1945 (2/20/00)

Tucson Photographers in the TMA Collection (2/25/99)


The Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block connects art to life, inspiring discovery, creativity, and cultural understanding through meaningful, engaging experiences. It is located at 140 North Main Avenue in historic downtown Tucson. At the crossroads of west Alameda and north Main Avenue, the museum includes five historic houses, public tours, a Research Library, and Art School.

Please see the museum's web site for admission fees and hours.


Google Book Searches conducted in 2008 and 2013 by Traditional Fine Arts Organization (TFAO) located the following brochures, catalogues and gallery guides published on paper in connection with the Museum and with a topic of American representational art. The list may not include all relevant publications. Titles are listed by date of publication, with most recent listed first. Information on publications may be in error or incomplete. Titles may be followed by links to related essays published by Resource Library. See Definitions for more information on finding brochures, catalogues and gallery guides using TFAO's website.

The Tucson Seven Rides Again: Harley Brown, Duane Bryers, Don Crowley, Tom Hill, Bob Kuhn, Howard Terpning, By Laurie Rufe, Stephen Vollmer. Published by Tucson Museum of Art, 2005. ISBN 0911611320, 9780911611328. Google Books says: "Catalog of an exhibition organized by and held at the Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, Ariz., Feb. 19-May 15, 2005."

Jaune Quick-to-See Smith: Postmodern Messenger, By Julie Sasse. Translated by Laurie Rufe. Published by Tucson Museum of Art, 2004. ISBN 0911611290, 9780911611298. 57 pages

The Patanias: A Legacy in Silver and Gold, By Joanne Stuhr, Judith Freema. Contributor Tim Fuller. Published by Tucson Museum of Art, 1999. ISBN 0911611169, 9780911611168. 32 pages

The Tucson 7: Harley Brown, Duane Bryers, Don Crowley, Tom Hill, Bob Kuhn, Ken Riley, Howard Terpning, By Tisa Rodriguez Sherman, Robert A. Yassin, Jim Willoughby, Duane Bryers. Published by Tucson Museum of Art, 1997. Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized Nov 8, 2007. ISBN 091161110X, 9780911611106. 64 pages

Book information courtesy of Google Books.


Why was this sub-index page prepared?

When Resource Library publishes over time more than one article concerning an institution, there is created as an additional resource for readers a sub-index page containing links to each Resource Library article or essay concerning that institution, plus available information on its location and other descriptive information.

See our Museums Explained to learn about the "inner workings" of art museums and the functions of staff members. In the exhibitions section find out how to get the most out of a museum visit. See definitions for a glossary of museum-related words used in articles.

To help you plan visits to institutions exhibiting American art when traveling see Sources of Articles Indexed by State within the United States.

Unless otherwise noted, all text and image materials relating to the above institutional source were provided by that source. Before reproducing or transmitting text or images please read Resource Library's user agreement.

Our catalogues provide many more useful resources.

American Representational Art has links to dozens of topics.

Distinguished Artists is a national registry of historic artists.

About Resource Library


Resource Library is a free online publication of nonprofit Traditional Fine Arts Organization (TFAO). Since 1997, Resource Library and its predecessor Resource Library Magazine have cumulatively published online 1,300+ articles and essays written by hundreds of identified authors, thousands of other texts not attributable to named authors, plus 24,000+ images, all providing educational and informational content related to American representational art. Texts and related images are provided almost exclusively by nonprofit art museum, gallery and art center sources.

All published materials provide educational and informational content to students, scholars, teachers and others. Most published materials relate to exhibitions. Materials may include whole exhibition gallery guides, brochures or catalogues or texts from them, perviously published magazine or journal articles, wall panels and object labels, audio tour scripts, play scripts, interviews, blogs, checklists and news releases, plus related images.

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