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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


With Respect to Plants
A Visual Conversation on Botanical Conservation, Art & Illustration
Featuring work by the Desert Museum’s Botany Department and the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation’s
14th International Exhibition of botanical artwork from Carnegie Mellon University

June 4 - August 28, 2016

Reception: Saturday, June 11, 2016, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

This 14th International Exhibition of botanical artwork from Carnegie Mellon University includes 36 original illustrations by artists from 10 countries. Live plants in the exhibit from the Desert Museum’s collection will rotate through the summer, represent multiple areas of the Sonoran Desert, and will feature 5 endangered species.

Learn more about the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation.


Artists for Conservation
International Juried Exhibit of Nature in Art
December 3, 2016 - February 12, 2017

Reception: Saturday, December 10, 2016, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Based in Vancouver, Canada, Artists for Conservation (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. Learn more about Artists for Conservation.

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