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Art and Conservation Symposium

Art and Conservation symposium December 8-10, 2016. All Symposium Events: 4-7pm. Free with membership or museum admission.
(Free with Membership or Museum Admission)
Thursday, December 8th
Murray Phillips Artist Lecture followed by John Seerey-Lester Artist Lecture
4:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Warden Oasis Theater
Lecture begins at 4pm followed by Art & Conservation Symposium Meet & Greet Light refreshments and Artists for Conservation Book Signings
Friday, December 9th
4:00-7:00 p.m. ASDM Sonoran Desert Conservation Lectures and Award Presentation followed by Private Preview Reception in the Ironwood Gallery
Ironwood Gallery Artists for Conservation Preview Exhibition will open at 5:30
Saturday, December 10th
Interview with Master Artists followed by Opening Reception in the Gallery
Moderated by Art Institute Director, Holly Swangstu
Participating Master Artists: Guy Combes, Brent Cooke, Andrew Denman, David Kitler, Murray Phillips, John Seerey-Lester, Suzi Seerey-Lester, Jeffrey Whiting
Artists For Conservation International Juried Exhibit of Nature in Art
Ironwood Gallery
Exhibition Dates: December 10- February 5th
Open Daily 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Opening Reception with the Artists December 10th 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Based in Vancouver, Canada, AFC is a global society of more than 500 of the world’s most gifted nature artists. AFC is a driving force in a global artistic movement for conservation, inspiring individuals and organizations to preserve and sustain our natural heritage. This annual exhibit celebrates artistic excellence in the depiction of nature, raises awareness of important conservation issues and directly supports organizations dedicated to conservation.
Visions of Conservation
Baldwin Gallery (Baldwin Education Building)
Exhibition Dates: December 10, 2016 - February 12, 2017
Open Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 11th
Joel Sartore Wildlife Photography Lecture and Book Signing
Book Signing 1:30 - 2:00 p.m. - Warden Oasis Theater
Lecture 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Warden Oasis Theater

2016 Classes Now Online!

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Coloring Carrie - Join Carrie and her friends on an exciting adventure in this limited edition Desert Museum coloring book! On sale now from the Art Institute. Proceeds benefit desert conservation and museum annual exhibits

Conservation Through Art Education


Holly Swangstu, Director

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Phone: (520) 883-3024
Fax: (520) 883-3043
Mail: 2021 N. Kinney Rd., Tucson, AZ 85743
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