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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

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.


Net Loss by Rachel Ivanyi
Two critically Endangered species endemic to the Sea of Cortez: the Vaquita, Phocoena sinus, in a school of Totoaba, Totoaba macdonaldi
Net Loss, © Rachel Ivanyi 2014

Vanishing Circles
July 11 - September 13, 2015

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

A selection of timeless works depicting disappearing wildlife of the Sonoran Desert. Featuring the newest acquisitions of the Desert Museum’s permanent collection.


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.