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Exhibitions and Special Events

In the Ironwood Gallery

The Ironwood Gallery is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Please call 520-883-3024 to check gallery hours for the day you plan to visit. The Ironwood Gallery may occasionally be closed for special events.

See also our Baldwin Education Building Exhibits


Robb Wash by Adrianna Hewings

Desert Harmony
February 18 - April 17, 2017

Opening Reception with the Artists:
February 18, 2017, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

A premier juried pastel exhibition featuring sixty original pastel artworks by members from the Tucson Pastel Society and the Arizona Pastel Artists Association.

Tucson Pastel Society Arizona Pastel Artists Association

© Linda Larson

Annual Art Institute Student Exhibition
April 22 - May 28, 2017

Opening Reception & Art Institute Certificate Graduation Ceremony:
Saturday, April 29th, 2017, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Every year we look forward to highlighting the incredible students who take classes at the Desert Museum’s Art Institute. This exhibit is open to all students who have taken an Art Institute class between April 2016 through Spring 2017.


Cory Trépanier’s
Into the Arctic
June 10 - August 20, 2017

Cory TrĂ©panier is a fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, and was named one of Canada’s Top 100 Living Explorers by Canadian Geographic magazine in 2015. He is also a member of the Explorers Club of Canada, and was recently honored with its highest award, the 2015 Stefansson Medal. “Into the Arctic” showcases Arctic oil paintings and films from Trépanier’s Arctic expeditions to the furthest reaches of the Canadian North, a wilderness so remote and untouched, that many of its landscapes have never been documented before. For more information visit: www.intothearctic.ca

A David J. Wagner Traveling Exhibition