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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

Ironwood Gallery
Ironwood Gallery

Artists for Conservation
A Juried International Exhibit of Nature in Art
January 10 - March 8, 2015

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 10, 2015, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Featuring 2-D and 3-D original artworks created by artists around the world. This annual touring exhibition celebrates artistic excellence in the depiction of nature, raises awareness of important conservation issues and directly supports organizations dedicated to addressing them. More information at

Artists for Conservation film screenings

Warden Oasis Theater
Saturday, January 10, 2015, 10:00 a.m. - noon
With film introductions from Artists for Conservation president & founder Jeff Whiting

AFC produces a series of documentary films titled "Portraits of the Planet". Each film highlights different ways that art and artists are making a difference to save wildlife and wild places around the world.

More information about the films

© Leigh Parkin, "Give a Hoot" Love our Wildlife,
scratchboard and ink

Art Institute Annual Student Exhibition and Certificate Graduation
March 14 - April 5, 2015

Opening Reception and Certificate Graduation: Saturday, March 14, 2015, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Each year Art Institute students create exceptional work that deserves the spotlight. This exhibition will feature artwork by more than 30 different artists who have taken at least one Art Institute class in the last year. In a dynamic show of talent, expect to see the gallery filled with a wide range of mediums including watercolor, photography, and even handmade books.

This year's exhibition and graduation honors two special Nature Art Certificate Graduates, Sheron Goldenbogen and Nancy Tedesco. If you are interested in participating in next year's student exhibition, please check out the schedule of Art Institute classes.

Birds in Art
April 11 - May 24, 2015

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 4, 2015, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

International Traveling Exhibition from the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum.

Birds in Art presents the very best contemporary artistic interpretations of birds and related subject matter. Whether the subjects are backyard feeder favorites or exotic species from around the world, an international cast of renowned artists interprets avian themes and habitats employing diverse styles and mediums. Art lovers and bird lovers alike will discover the harmony and serenity or the power and tension that infuse these artworks.

Butterfly Whirl: Contemporary Quilt Art
May 30 - July 5, 2015

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 30, 2015, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

A Texas Quilt Museum exhibition curated by Dr. Sandra Sider

Twenty-six studio art quilts by artists from ten states across the U.S. Representing some of today's most innovative American artists working in the quilt medium.

Vanishing Circles
July 11 - September 13, 2015

Opening Reception: Saturday, July 11, 2015, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

An Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Traveling Exhibit

Measuring the Fate of the Amazon Rainforests
September 19 - October 25, 2015

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 19, 2015, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Solo Photographic Exhibition by Jake Bryant, UK
In partnership with the University of Arizona

Sneak peek

Jake Bryant Photography

All images © Andrew Denman

Andrew Denman: The Modern Wild
October 31, 2015 - January 3, 2016

Opening Reception with the Artist: Saturday, October 31, 2015, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Andrew Denman: The Modern Wild is the first ever solo museum exhibition of the artist's work. Thirty-five original paintings as well as preparatory studies, drawings, and photographs, will showcase Denman's artistic evolution and art-making process. Visitors to this exhibition will find themselves captivated, challenged, and informed by images that push the boundaries of the wildlife art genre. A poet as well as a painter, Denman uses nature's innumerable inspirations not as a template for illustrative mimicry, but as a springboard for metaphor seldom seen in animal art.